Some Ocean Optimism for Blue Monday

Needless to say, the past year has been immensely challenging in so many ways for all of us. So we’ve decided to flip ‘Blue Monday’ on its head and bring the #OceanIndoors for some much-needed Ocean Optimism this January. Our research shows that many people feel the coast and sea’s effects long after being beside it, an uplifting thought during these times of lockdown! So, whether you’re after a calming dose of the big blue, some new recipes to try, a book to get lost in or new ways of entertaining little ones, read on!


Book on beach

Reading has been the perfect escape for many of us this last year, and we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourite sea-themed books:

Have you checked out our Good Reads account? We’re adding lots of books to transport you to the seaside even if you can’t access it right now!


Pocket Good Fish Guide 2018

Many of us have used cooking as a form of escape and relaxation over the past year. If you fancy cooking up a storm in lockdown then here are a few of our favourite recipes from the Good Fish Guide to keep you busy.



Podcasts can be a great way to pass the time and switch off. Here are some recommended sea-related podcasts for you to check out!

Our Blue Heart

Thanet sunset

Our project exploring people’s connection with the ocean, Our Blue Heart, resulted in a heartwarming film where people share their stories of life beside and upon the ocean. The film will give you a true appreciation for the blue space which we’re lucky to be surrounded by. Hopefully it’ll inspire you to help us protect it in any way you can.

What does the ocean mean to you? We’d love it if you would share your stories #ourblueheart


Cool Seas Webinars Facebook share image

If you’re among many parents who are home-schooling your kids at the moment, then don’t miss out on all of the great educational content on our YouTube channel filled with lots of recorded lessons to use. Our Cool Seas webinars are great for young people, with content for primary and secondary ages. We also have loads of resources available in our Cool Seas Explorers Centre where you’ll find quizzes, games and a gallery exploring the work we do.

Hopefully there are some tips here to help spread some #oceanoptimism this January and remember, it won’t be too long before we can get back out to our beautiful coastlines and explore for ourselves!