The Hydrous Presents: The Decade of Ocean Empathy

The Hydrous Presents: The Decade of Ocean Empathy

The Hydrous Presents: The Decade of Ocean Empathy 2560 1440 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

The Hydrous – United States of America (USA)

The Decade of Ocean Empathy is inspired by the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and brings human elements like empathy, communication, and creative problem-solving into marine science and conservation to generate ocean connection and stewardship.

Led by 501c3 non-profit The Hydrous, the Decade of Ocean Empathy leverages human-centered design, learning science, and emerging technologies to contribute to Decade Outcomes 6: an accessible ocean and 7: an inspiring and engaging ocean.

Objectives of this programme are to:

  1. Create – and build capacity for – immersive virtual ocean media,
  2. Lead world-class research on ocean learning and literacy, and
  3. Build and foster an international community of multidisciplinary ocean solutionist fellows.

Start Date: 08/06/2021
End Date: 31/01/2031

Lead Contacts: Erika Woolsey ( and Amy Wentzel (

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

challenges: 9- Capacity Development, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Programme


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