Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceans

WikiProject Oceans
Waves in pacifica 1.jpg
To create, improve, and maintain articles relating to oceans
CategoriesWikiProject Oceans, Oceans
PortalsWaves in pacifica 1.jpg Ocean
Yellow.tang.arp.jpg Marine life
Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:Oceans Oceans
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AssessmentWikiProject Oceans/Assessment

Welcome to WikiProject Oceans. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Oceans and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


  • The goals of this project are to create, improve, and maintain articles relating to oceans.


  • The scope of this project will include the articles within the Category:Oceans, Category:Seas, and Category:Gulfs, given the often ill-defined boundaries between such bodies. However, should there develop other projects with overlapping scope, this project will deal primarily with those articles which do not fall within the scope of any of those other projects.


Open tasksEdit

  To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceans: edit·history·watch·refresh· Updated 2020-09-21

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Oc_iduro (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on physical oceanography, Lagrangian Coherent Structure) 06:00, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
  2. Evolauxia (talk · contribs) 09:48, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  3. Quizimodo (talk · contribs) 05:01, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  4. John Carter (talk · contribs) 16:49, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
  5. Doug (talk · contribs) 00:50, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  6. Enviropearson (talk · contribs) (Interested in working on ecology related areas) 20:13, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
  7. Cmapm (talk · contribs) 21:00, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
  8. Warrah (talk · contribs) (Interested in marine biology and oceanography)
  9. Rehman (talk · contribs) (Interested in working on Physical Oceanography) 13:41, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
  10. DiverDave (talk · contribs) (Scuba diving, diving medicine, marine ecosystems, physical oceanography, abyssal and hadal zones) DiverDave 07:57, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
  11. Epipelagic (talk · contribs) 20:15, 6 May 2011 (UTC) Marine biology and physical oceanography
  12. Scottveirs (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on marine bioacoustics, marine geology and geophysics, and general oceanography.) 08:45, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
  13. Eaghassi (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on physical oceanography, though I can also contribute to other areas of marine science.
  14. ShaneGero (talk · contribs) I am intersteed in working on marine mammalogy, marine bioacoustics, species diversity, and conservation issues
  15. Northamerica1000 (talk · contribs) 08:44, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  16. Asiaecica (talk · contribs) - Antarctic fur and Weddell seals
  17. Duckduckstop (talk) 14:56, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  18. Noah8956 (talk · contribs) I am interested in working on carbon cycling and biological pump
  19. FridtjofNansen (talk · contribs) Graduate Student of phys. oceanography, interested in climate modeling and phys. oceanography in general
  20. ClintonCimring (talk · contribs) Interested in water sports Clintoncimring (talk) 21:42, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
  21. Nataliabberchieri (talk · contribs) Interested in Pontoporia blainvillei
  22. Perytone (talk · contribs) (Undergraduate student of Oceanography and Marine Sciences. I am interested in polar ecology, physiological adaptations to harsh environmental conditions and adaptation to climate change.) 13:04, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
  23. KimNiels (talk · contribs) ecology & oceanography, interested in drivers of vertebrate distribution/behavior
  24. HopkinsLouise (talk · contribs) Graduate with an interest in anthropogenic impacts upon marine mammals
  25. GemmaLaura (talk · contribs) Conservation graduate aiming to pursue a career in marine mammal cognition and communication
  26. Charlotte.l.dempster (talk · contribs) marine mammal biology and conservation
  27. Bynnej (talk · contribs) cetaceans
  28. Lem6875 (talk · contribs) cetacean behavior
  29. Gwyncann (talk · contribs) deep ocean trenches -- can we get a userbox for trenches?
  30. Vickihamilton (talk · contribs) Marine mammal ecology
  31. HoffmanJ7 (talk · contribs) Hawaiian Monk Seals, Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, & Other Cetaceans
  32. EMsmile (talk) 03:17, 28 October 2020 (UTC) I am interested in oceans from the perspective of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14)
  33. ASRASR (talk) 29 Oct 2020 Focussing on connecting marine science with SDG14 targets


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Article alertsEdit

Good article nominees

Articles to be merged

Articles to be split

Featured listsEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release version selectionsEdit

New articlesEdit

Please feel free to list your new Oceans-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Collaboration and reviewEdit

Collaboration of the week
  • North Sea is undergoing GA review, any assistance in this endeavour appreciated.SriMesh | talk 00:01, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
Peer review
  • Don't know how to do this properly, but I've been waiting about a month for the "rapid fedback on your new article" thing to pick up my first article, which is on August von Jilek - thanks, Nargoon.



Code Result
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 This user is a member of
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 This user is interested in the
Oceans of the Earth.
{{Template:User interest Arctic Ocean}}
 This user is interested in the Arctic Ocean.
{{Template:User interest Atlantic Ocean}}
 This user is interested in the Atlantic Ocean.
{{Template:User interest Indian Ocean}}
 This user is interested in the Indian Ocean.
{{Template:User interest Pacific Ocean}}
 This user is interested in the Pacific Ocean.
{{Template:User interest Southern Ocean}}
 This user is interested in the Southern Ocean.
{{Template:User interest Caribbean Sea}}
 This user is interested in the Caribbean Sea.
{{Template:User interest Mediterranean Sea}}
 This user is interested in the Mediterranean Sea.
{{Template:User interest seamounts}}
 This user is interested in

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