VR can encourage people to save our oceans. Here's why

marine life such as this sea turtle are under serious threat from worsening problems affecting the ocean, like pollution and climate change

“we live in a post-truth society … we don’t care … we have lost empathy.” - Greta Thunberg. Image: UNSPLASH/Erin Simmons

Jessica Blythe
Assistant Professor, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University
Colette Wabnitz
Research Associate, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia
Gary Pickering
Professor, Biological Sciences and Psychology, Brock University
Julia Baird
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human Dimensions of Water Resources and Water Resilience, Brock University
Kirsty L Nash
Research Fellow, Marine Ecology, University of Tasmania
Nathan Bennett
Research Associate, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Ocean is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


an infographic about the ocean
The ocean helps our world in many ways. Image: NOAA
Have you read?


What's the World Economic Forum doing about the ocean?

Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
OceanNature and BiodiversityVirtual and Augmented RealityClimate Change
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

The Ocean Can Play a Bigger Role in Fighting Climate Change than Previously Thought

Katie Wood and Oliver Ashford

September 29, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum