CURRENT – The Journal of Marine Education

CURRENT – The Journal of Marine Education



Current: The Journal of Marine Education is the peer-reviewed journal of the National Marine Educators Association who seeks to “Make known the world of water. It features lively, in-depth articles and activities relating to all aspects of educating a variety of audiences about the world of water. Published up to four times a year, Current explores the latest in marine and aquatic education research, ocean literacy, classroom and free-choice learning activities, marine science, art, maritime history and literature. Current aligns with the National Marine Educators’ Association’s core values of excellence, camaraderie, action, inclusiveness and leadership in marine and aquatic education. Current will consider articles on any subject in marine and aquatic education. Current occasionally publishes theme issues sponsored and funded by other organizations on topics relevant to marine education. Past themes have included ocean literacy, climate change, ocean acidification, and polar seas, among others. The journal is published up to four times per year, on a quarterly schedule. Special issues or collections of articles are published separately. Current’s special issues address a specific marine or aquatic education theme, sponsored by a science or educational organization. Special issues are also a core component of the journal’s identity and vision. Current aims to publish at least two special issues per year.


Belem statement areas
Climate Variability
Emerging Pollutants
Ocean Observation
Ocean Resources
Ocean Technology
Polar Research
Time frame
1976 - Ongoing


Claire Atkinson
National Marine Educators Association