Download Ocean Literacy Framework

Ocean Literacy Principles and Fundamental Concepts

Ocean Literacy Brochure

Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages, Version 2 was published in March 2013.

To acquire the print version:

  • Request copies of the published guide from the NOAA Outreach Unit. The guide is free to educators.
    Write to Jeannine Montgomery at

The first version of the guide  was published in 2005.

The Scope and Sequence

The Ocean Literacy Scope and Sequence for Grades K-12 was published in 2010 as a part of the NMEA Special Report on the Ocean Literacy Campaign. To acquire the print version:

    1. Download a complete PDF copy of the report. This file is 45 MB.
    2. Download individual articles and the Scope and Sequence as PDF.
    3. Write to to request a copy of the Special Report.