Communications Research Reports
Below you will find our reports and fact sheets investigating attitudes and opinions on environmental, ocean, and climate change issues. Most of this research was conducted in the United States and Canada, but we also have data from seven other countries. From our regular monitoring of international research, we believe that overall findings and recommendations will apply in many cases in a range of countries. Of course, each situation is unique and we recommend getting to know your target audience very well to make conducting of outreach and engagement as effective as possible. All of these files are free to download.
- An Ocean of Opportunities (2015)
- Special Reports on the Public Awareness of Ocean Acidification (2012)
- America and the Ocean (2011)
- America, the Ocean, and Climate Change (2009)
- Tracking Surveys (2010-2013)
- Special Reports on Youth and Climate Change (2010)
- Summaries of Data (2009 and 2010)
- Original Research (1998-1999)
An Ocean of Opportunities (2015)
The Ocean Project is pleased to present a summary of 17 years (from 1998-2015) of communications research, An Ocean Of Opportunities. For online access, check out this interactive online version of the report, courtesy of Windrush.
Special Reports on the Public Awareness of Ocean Acidification (2012)
America and the Ocean (2011)
America, the Ocean, and Climate Change (2009)
Tracking Survey Updates (2010-2013)
The Ocean Project undertook a series of tracking surveys to measure changes in public perceptions and opinions over a period of three years, allowing us to provide our partners with strategic communications information. Tracking surveys provide critical information and insights that help you maximize your conservation impact.
Special Reports on Youth and Climate Change (2010)
Youth have consistently been identified as a critical constituency in our research. What do we know about this target audience? What are the best ways to reach them? This fact sheet provides important findings and implications for reaching out to this important audience.
What does the public know and believe about climate change? Climate change is increasingly seen as a politicized issue, and continues to be seen as distinct from ocean health.