Ocean Visuals Collection Launch

Date: 26th October 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that a new evidence-based collection of impactful and diverse imagery of ocean, coastal and climate stories has been released by Climate Visuals ahead of COP27. The Ocean Visuals collection, is accessible and free to use by the media, journalists, non-profit sector, campaigners and educators in articles and communications. The initiative is a partnership between Climate Visuals and Communications Inc.

Fishermen pray for a benevolent sea. Dublar Island, Bangladesh.
Photo Credit: Rodney Dekker / Climate Visuals

Members of the OneOcean Flotilla and the RISE UP networks were instrumental in amplifying the open call in September, to achieve global reach for the initiative. As a result, thousands of photographers spanning 102 countries participated with their images, with a final selection of 93 selected by the independent judging panel.

This collection will support communications impact whilst diversifying climate and ocean imagery on a global scale

explains Climate Visuals Programme Lead, Toby Smith

Ocean Visuals is a response to the urgent need for more impactful, diverse and equitably accessible ocean-climate imagery while ensuring ethical and fair payment to photographers. Ocean Visuals hopes to better incorporate the ocean and be inclusive of the diverse experiences of coastal communities, including estuaries, rivers, inland waterways, urban, rural and remote environments, into global communications about climate. Climate Visuals and Communications Inc have developed the guidance and briefing note for the Ocean Visuals Open Call based on industry best practice, published research and evidence on people’s responses to imagery.

Thank you for all your support in the Ocean Visuals project. If you want to use any of the images from the selection, you can do so here:

1. Register at the Climate Visuals library for instant access, downloads and updates. 

2. Review the Ocean Visuals project background, values, ethics, briefing and evidence base. 

3. Browse, download and amplify the Ocean Visuals collection

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