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 Jeannine.Montgomery@noaa.gov.

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 outreach@noaa.gov to request a copy of the Special Report.