Visual media is vital to connect with audiences – but ocean, coastal and climate imagery is often ineffective, inaccessible or absent. Communicators and editors resort to using the same familiar metaphors, poorly representing people’s experiences and connecting with a very limited sector of the world’s population – missing a vital opportunity for real and lasting public engagement.
The Ocean Visuals project aims to catalyse a new evidence-based collection of impactful and truly diverse ocean and coastal climate imagery – all freely accessible to the media, non-profit sector and education sector in the’ Ocean Super Year’, COP27 and beyond into the UN Decade of Ocean Science.
- New image collection is now freely available to non-profits, media and educators for impactful storytelling about oceans and climate change
- Open call for photography took place from 1 – 14 September 2022
- 93 photos were selected based on an evidence-based brief
- Photos were selected by a diverse and independent jury, in consultation with an advisory board to ensure best practice in the issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, ethics and representation
- $1,000 USD license fee per photo selected
The collection was prominently featured at the COP27 conference in events and exhibitions. It will also be launched in Australia at the Sydney Opera House with an event on 29 March and an exhibition along the Broadwalk until 7 April.
Ocean Visuals is a collaboration between Climate Visuals and Communications Inc, funded by Erol, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Macdoch Foundation/NPT Transatlantic.
Explore the collection on our Climate Visuals website
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