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Jason-1 5th Anniversary/Ocean Literacy Bookmark
Jason-1 5th Anniversary/Ocean Literacy Bookmark - front picture and back text.
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This bookmark was produced in December 2006 to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Jason-1 launch, and as an opportunity to join with others in the consortium of education, government and non-government organizations who are committed to promoting ocean literacy worldwide.

Ocean literacy is an understanding of the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean.

An ocean-literate person:

  • Understands the Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts about the ocean;
  • Can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way; and
  • Is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.

Seven Essential Principles:

  1. Earth has one big ocean with many features.
  2. The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.
  3. The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
  4. The ocean makes Earth habitable.
  5. The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
  6. The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.
  7. The ocean is largely unexplored.

Find out more information about the Ocean Literacy Network and the Ocean Literacy Campaign.

Multiple copies of the bookmark are available while supplies last. Contact Annie Richardson.

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