The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website Ocean Today is dedicated to providing viewers with information about the danger to the world’s oceans from pollution, while at the same time enabling them to see the beauty and mystery of the ocean realm captured on video from around the globe.
When Ocean Today is accessed the website immediately begins playing a video called “Black Carbon” which provides details on the impact carbon particles in the atmosphere have when it settles on Arctic ice. That video is among seven that greet viewers and which cover a wide range of issues including the restoration of coral reefs; sea research that is producing new medicines; and what exactly is the deep ocean.
However, videos is not all Ocean Today offers; it encourages viewers to contribute their ocean stories in the form of videos and provides details on how to contribute videos. It also urges viewers to subscribe to “Ocean Today updates”; and for viewers to learn about the Ocean Today kiosk exhibit, which is in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and which can be deployed to museums or appropriate venues.
For encouraging viewers to “watch, explore and discover” the world’s oceans, as well as interact and contribute to the website, Ocean Today is Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Click here to access the website.