One Ocean

A spectacular new four-part documentary series, One Ocean dives into the world’s vast interconnected ocean ecosystem — telling the story from its turbulent birth to its threatened future.

With a wealth of never-before-seen HD footage, One Ocean bears witness to underwater volcanoes erupting metres from the camera and discoveries of rare and bizarre life forms. Some of the planet’s most innovative and charismatic marine scientists guide us on this adventure. Journey with One Ocean’s cameras as they travel to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the U.S., exploring the richness of the underwater world. In each breathtaking episode, join scientists as they explore the ocean’s beauty, power and fragility.


  • Best Interactive/New Media Program – Jackson Hole Wild Life Festival (OOI)
  • Best Marine & Earth Sciences – Blue Ocean Film Festival (The Changing Sea episode)
  • Best Marine Conservation Message, Merit for Scientific Content – International Wildlife Film Festival (The Changing Sea episode)
  • Best Web-Based Games – Canadian New Media Awards (OOI)
  • Best in Industry for Television, Education and Science – New Media Awards (OOI)
  • Best Website – Signature Awards (OOI)
  • Interactive Award, Educational/Reference – Applied Arts Magazine (One Ocean & OOI)
  • Nominated for Gemini Award – Best Science, Tech, Nature, or Environment Documentary (Mysteries of the Deep episode)
  • Nominated for Gemini Award – Best Cross-Platform Project, Non–Fiction (One Ocean & OOI)
  • Nominated for Knight News Game Award, Learning & Education Award – Games for Change (OOI)
  • Nominated for Panda Award, Arkive New Media Award – Wildscreen Festival (OOI)
  • Nominated for Interactive Rockie: Best Cross-Platform Project – Banff World Media Awards (OOI)  

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 2 Titles

Teacher Guide(s)

  • One Ocean Teacher Resource Guide


Included in this collection

The Nature of Things One Ocean: Footprints in the Sand

Today, two billion people live along or near a coast. By 2025, nearly all ocean shoreline will be inhabited and in use. Overfishing, pollution, over-population, and over-development of our coasts are having deadly consequences. The ocean that once seemed inexhaustible is buckling under the weight of our demands. Footprints in the Sand reveals the devastating impact of human activity on the ocean, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things One Ocean: The Birth of an Ocean

More than four billion years ago, the most important event in Earth’s history took place — the ocean was born. It completely transformed the planet, creating a watery oasis that gave rise to the air we breathe, our climate, and a stunning array of life, including the critical species that first crawled out of the sea to inhabit land. The ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013