Ocean Geographic explores the dynamics of our ocean – the source and cradle of all life on Earth, occupying nearly 70.98 per cent of our planet's surface and provides 99 per cent of the Earth's living space.
Since most life on Earth is aquatic, in terms of both diversity and biomass, Ocean Geographic focuses on getting to know who’s who in the sea, allowing readers to appreciate the complexity of the oceanic life forms that make up the vast biospheres, as well as understanding the environmental influences and climatic conditions that that make this water planet a hospitable place.
Ocean Geographic also looks at the cultures which have historically been dependent on the sea, and delves into deep and shallow seas exploration. Ocean Geographic promotes awareness, beauty and the importance of preserving the health of our ocean environment through the latest scientific knowledge, illustrated by the imagery from the world’s leading underwater artists and photographers.
Each edition of Ocean Geographic is a visual adventure of discoveries, exploration and dives into provoking issues that guarantee to inform, inspire and invigorate.
Ocean Geographic Society is an extension of Ocean N Environment, Australia. Both have their roots in the preservation and conservation of our natural world; however in direction, the OGS is focussed towards the ocean, as a society. It is not a lobby-group for any intent, however noble it may be, but remains a society of compassionate and passionate beings who ardently believe that we can indeed have a better human world by living in harmony with our natural world, through information and activities that are very interesting, factually persuasive and inspiring change.
OGS vision is a disenchanted and polluted world converting into an enchanting and clean world living in harmony where the world citizen accepts and lives the responsibility of preserving and conserving our natural world.
It is the mission of the Ocean Geographic Society to kindle the natural compassion of the being by informing and inspiring the citizens of the world to conserve and preserve our natural world.
HOW do we do it?
Our Core Values
We believe that our core values determine the quality of our lives. At OGS, these are our Core Values:
Compassion. It is in our nature to care for fellow beings. It is the root that produces the natural consequence of passionate endeavour and harmony, though it is often buried under the rubble of modern day politics and economics.
Leadership. Good and noble intentions without sound and compassionate leadership, besides fanning the ego, accomplishes little else.
Responsibility. Accepting responsibility makes us accountable for our intentions and actions. Blaming is only an explanation that usually does not offer or manifest useful results or actions.
Cohesion. We have different strengths and talents. Cohesion allows the harmonious and mindful maximization of limited resources rather than mindless duplication and competition.
The OGS strategy is to win hearts through alliances in superlative imagery art forms, essays and activities.
The whole subject of the environment has taken a greater impetus now and for a variety of reasons. OGS's approach is not to moralise the intent or the issue of conservation and preservation, but rather to inspire change by winning the hearts through relevant and persuasive information and activities.
OGS believes in harmony and in the collective strength of like-mindedness. By aligning itself to relevant and compatible organizations, it desires to practice the fundamentals of conservation and preservation through mindful cohesion rather than mindless duplication and competition.
Superlative Imagery Art Forms
That a picture indeed paints a thousand words is a well tried, tested and proven strategy to persuade and win hearts. It is an activity and expression that not only inspires the artist, but also the many who view and experience the artists' work. Ocean Geographic, An Almanac of our Seas, endeavours to be the visual almanac of our blue planet showcasing the resplendent beauty and splendour of all that they hold. The luminaries in its editorial board and list of affiliated contributors who are icons of superlative image making, were invited not by chance, but by design. With such paragons in its leadership, OG's natural culture will be the eye for the best, qualitatively and inspirationally.
Ocean Geographic is OGS's main channel to convey interesting, factually persuasive and inspirational information to the world at large. Much of the pollution and destruction our earth has endured moot from ignorance; for what sane and sensible being will intentionally and deliberately destroy the environment the being needs to live in? OG delivers a blend of serious and researched essays along with light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek and sometimes even provocative ones to awaken the many who continue to slumber in ignorance through no fault of theirs. It's language and style is pitched for both the serious and casual reader to be informed, entertained and inspired.
OGS, through OG, has plans to engage its members and readers in pro-active roles in its mission to inform and inspire. In its first phase, it will target the youth, our future leaders. In its subsequent phases it aims to be cross dimensional be it interest groups or age categories. Celebrate the Sea is a strategic alliance activity that is beginning to manifest the worthiness of this endeavour.
The essence of OGS's vision, mission and strategy, is to evoke the natural compassion within the being for other beings and our common oceanic environment. OGS believes that the natural consequence of such compassion will be the natural passionate endeavour to preserve and conserve our natural world so that living beings can live naturally and harmoniously, beginning now in the present thus ensuring the natural evolution to an even better future.
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