Ocean Media Institute


Ocean Media Institute (OMI) serves to enrich and expand the public's understanding of ocean science and conservation through the collaborative creation, exhibition, and open-distribution of innovative visual media as well as artistic approaches to ocean education.

  • I Am Ocean

    A first-hand account by indigenous storyteller Pua Case of the origin and significance of the mountain and ocean of Hawaii.

    Grades: 1-12
  • The Shape of A River

    Listen to different perspectives of the Yellowstone River from native Montanans. Students learn the importance of rivers to science and society through this stunning visual story. For further reading and activities see: http://oceanmediainstitute.org/soar

    Grades: 3-12
  • In Pursuit of Plastic

    In July 2015, the Ocean Cleanup organization chartered the Sea Dragon to cross 1800 nautical miles from Bermuda to the Azore Islands to determine the extent of plastic pollution in one of the world's largest ocean current systems—the North Atlantic Gyre.

    Grades: 5-12
  • HADES Expedition

    The HADES Expedition seeks to learn what lives in the deep sea and how the ecosystem is organized. Join the team as they discover the bioorganisms, sediment, and topography of the deep ocean. 

    Grades: 5-12
  • Hannibal Expedition WHOI

    Take a dip below the surface of the ocean on the Hannibal Expedition with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as they study a seamount in Panama. 

    Grades: 5-12

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