Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds The first astronauts to leave the Earth’s orbit saw our blue planet for the first time, but what lies in the half of our world covered by deep ocean? How do our lives affect it, and what challenges and opportunities does it hold for our future?
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds Join our team of world class researchers on a mission to explore the hidden face of our world and see our planet as never before. Our scientists at the University of Southampton are exploring the ocean, from the deepest undersea vents to the chilly waters of the poles, mapping previously uncharted depths, discovering new species of marine life, and investigating the role of the oceans in how our planet works. Working with the latest underwater technology and colleagues around the world, our team are going deeper, longer, and more often than ever before, and what we now know about the ocean depths is as amazing as the unknown that still remains.
Skip to 1 minute and 28 seconds Ocean science is as big as the oceans themselves and crucial to understanding our planet. In this course, you’ll investigate an underwater realm that’s been unknown for most of human history. You’ll see how the ocean depths are no longer out of reach and how they’re connected to our everyday lives. By taking what you’ve learned and discussing it with other people who may be taking the course, or your friends or family, even government organisations and charities, you can join in a global debate about the future of our blue planet. The oceans control the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, but 64% of the oceans aren’t protected by national law. So who does own the oceans?
Skip to 2 minutes and 8 seconds How are the oceans connected to our everyday lives, and who’s responsible for their future?