An ocean (from Ancient Greek Okeanos) is a body of saline water that composes a large part of a planet's hydrosphere. In the context of Earth, it refers to one or all of the major divisions of the planet's World Ocean they are, in descending order of area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans.

In the maritime context, "ocean" refers to a large body of salt water that covers most of the Earth's surface. The five oceans of the world are the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.

Examples of how oceans play a role in the maritime context include:

  1. The transport of goods and people: Oceans are major transportation routes for cargo ships, cruise ships, and other vessels.

  2. Marine resources: Oceans provide a rich source of food, minerals, and other resources, such as oil and gas, that are vital to the global economy.

  3. Coastal protection: Oceans play an important role in protecting coastal communities from the effects of storms and rising sea levels.

  4. Scientific research: Oceans are the subject of ongoing scientific research, which helps to increase our understanding of their complex ecosystems and the impact of human activities on the environment.

  5. Maritime security: Oceans play a crucial role in global security and stability, with many nations relying on them for strategic resources and trade routes.

In the maritime context, it is important to have effective systems in place to manage the use and conservation of ocean resources, as well as measures to address environmental challenges such as marine pollution and overfishing.


Related Articles

Ocean at■■■■■■■■■■
An ocean is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. On Earth, an ocean is . . . Read More
Pacific ■■■■■■■
- The Pacific  (Pacific Ocean) is the largest ocean on earth (165.25 million km²). It extends from . . . Read More
Land at■■■■■■
Land, sometimes referred to as dry land, is the solid surface of the Earth, that is not covered by water. . . . Read More
Hydrosphere at■■■■■■
A Hydrosphere is the part of the Earth composed of water including clouds, oceans, seas, ice caps, glaciers, . . . Read More
Ocean at■■■■■■■■■■
In the environmental context, an ocean is a large body of saltwater that covers more than 70% of the . . . Read More
waterbody at■■■■■
A body of water or waterbody (often spelled water body) is any significant accumulation of water, generally . . . Read More
Atlantic at■■■■■
The Atlantic Ocean is the world's second largest ocean. Only the Pacific Ocean is larger. With a total . . . Read More
Lake at■■■■
Lake: ; - A lake is a standing body of water greater than 1 hectare (about 2.5 acre) that has at least . . . Read More
Freshwater life zones at■■■■
Freshwater life zones are Aquatic systems where water with a dissolved salt Concentration of less than . . . Read More
KGP Group - Best Freight Forwarding agency in Iran at■■■■
Markets, Chronological listing of product descriptions: KGP Group - Best Freight Forwarding agency in . . . Read More