INSPIRATION

Why not take a look at some of our favourite stories, check out the live gallery, or find upcoming events celebrating our oceans.

STORIES

Hand-picked stories of hope and success

EVENTS

International events to celebrate our oceans

#OCEANOPTIMISM

An outpouring of #oceanoptimism on Twitter and Instagram

Gallery

Online images and videos of #OceanOptimism

OPTIMISM ONLINE

The best online resources for finding ocean optimism

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The Birth of Ocean Optimism

By Elin Kelsey

Award-winning author and environmental educator

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Why I am an Ocean Optimist

By Nancy Knowlton

Holds the Sant Chair in Marine Science at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

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How a little ocean optimism is helping clear up the blue planet

By Elisabeth Whitebread

Environmental Campaigner and Communicator

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You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.

-RUMI

With every breath we take, every drop of water we drink, we are connected to the ocean.

-SYLVIA EARLE

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, commited citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

-MARGARET MEAD

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

-RACHEL CARSON

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

-MOTHER TERESA

If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.

-BARACK OBAMA

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.

-JOHN F KENNEDY

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.

-HOWARD ZINN

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.

-SONIA GANDHI