The threat to the world's ocean is an international concern, and the U.S. Department of State is bringing people together from across the globe on September 15th and 16th to find a solution. Secretary of State John Kerry will host the 2016 Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C. to spur actions to protect our ocean from these threats and to empower a new generation to lead the way toward a healthy and sustainable ocean.
In this installment of the White House and Discovery Education's Of the People series, we'll introduce you to the government experts and scientists who are working on the front lines to keep our ocean healthy and safe for future generations.
To raise awareness about the challenges facing our ocean including unsustainable and illegal fishing, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts
To learn about the State Department’s role in collaborating with other countries and organizations to protect our ocean
To learn the role the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plays in providing research and information about the ocean
To inspire youth to lead the way toward a healthy and sustainable ocean