Ocean Exploration Day:
Monday, January 23, 2023
From 200 to nearly 11,000 meters (600 to 33,000 feet) below sea level, the deep sea encompasses the single largest—and arguably the most critical—habitat on Earth. The deep sea is the planet's life-support system. It feeds the upper ocean, which provides more than half the oxygen we breathe, supplies 20% of humanity's protein needs, and supports a $1.5T global ocean economy. The deep sea is responsible for Earth's habitability because it moderates the surface temperature for the entire biosphere. We all have a role to play in exploring—and protecting—this critical biosphere.
It is our hope that this will become an annual day for celebrating the wonder and importance of ocean exploration, especially deep-sea exploration.
How You Can Celebrate Ocean Exploration Day:
- Share: Share facts and imagery about the wonder of the deep ocean, how your team explores and researches it, and why it's so important. Use #oceanexplorationday.
- Raise awareness: Post updates on your work in the deep sea and how it is critical to the planet.
- Host an event! From online events and workshops to in-person meet-ups, we will share a full calendar of events. Send any events you are hosting to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Learn/Teach: Conduct a deep-sea activity in your classroom or your community.
Use this social media toolkit as a starting point, or create your own!