Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 27 Issue 02

View Issue TOC
Volume 27, No. 2
Pages 236 - 238


THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • A Public Perception of Our Ocean

By Simon Boxall  
Jump to
Citation Copyright & Usage
First Paragraph

As educators, we spend much of our time working with students explaining the complexities of the ocean system. Many of us work with schools to encourage young budding scientists to head seaward, we deliver public lectures for the science-hungry masses, and present ocean-related stories in the media. These aspects of our role as science educators have been covered in recent years in my humble pages of this august journal, but what has become clear to me is a public misconception of our ocean. This is partly due to a lack of appreciation of its enormity and a misguided belief that humankind has everything under control.


Boxall, S. 2014. The oceanography classroom: A public perception of our ocean. Oceanography 27(2):236–238, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.60.

Copyright & Usage

This is an open access article made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format as long as users cite the materials appropriately, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate the changes that were made to the original content. Images, animations, videos, or other third-party material used in articles are included in the Creative Commons license unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If the material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission directly from the license holder to reproduce the material.