Oceans define this planet, yet we are just at the doorstep of understanding how these interconnected systems affect all life on Earth. From deep-water reef structures 100s of feet below, to ocean eddies 100s of miles wide. From the backbone of an international economy, to medical breakthroughs. From the engine that revs up hurricanes, to the lifeblood that sustains fisheries and the potential source of our own survival.
Oceans cover more than 70% of the planet’s surface, and hold untold secrets. We are just beginning to explore what lies beneath the Earth’s unique waters. As we learn about this realm, we push the limits of exploration and look for ways to understand and protect the oceans. Our future depends on what we discover and how we act towards this watery world.
Inspired by the calling, Manifesto is working hand in hand with The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, to bring light to the need for ocean preservation and study. This coming year, we'll be developing content and materials to tell this story so the next generation of ocean enthusasts can support and get involved in the effort.