Oceans 8 Films focuses on documentaries about threats to the planet’s interconnected environment — especially its one ocean — with an emphasis on the people who live along its edges and those who work to protect it.


A writer, filmmaker and adventurer, Jon is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s ‘Ocean Heroes,’ his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 1989 was to document a dog-sled expedition that crossed Antarctica taking 221 days. His Oceans 8 project took him and his teams around the world by sea kayak over the course of ten years (1999-2008), where they bought back stories from the Aleutian Islands, French Polynesia, Gabon, Tasmania, and beyond about how the planet’s one ocean and its various coastlines are faring today. He is the chairman of the board of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation and a board member of Celine Cousteau’s CauseCentric Productions. Author of eleven books and more than a dozen documentary films, Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

For more on Jon, visit his website at jonbowermaster.com.


One Ocean Media Foundation is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and literacy in the United States and, internationally, to address urgent and immediate threats to our planet’s environmental and cultural future. The Foundation is a continuation of the work done over the past twenty-five years by Jon Bowermaster and his Oceans 8 Productions documenting the health of the world’s environment, particularly our one ocean.

Through innovative new media – the web, social media, films, books, magazine stories, public events and more – the Foundation seeks to communicate wonder and respect for the planet’s interconnected systems, particularly focused on bringing information into classrooms, communities, science institutions, museums and other public settings. One Ocean Media Foundation also supports organizations that protect ecosystems, wildlife, indigenous cultures and human rights through a wide variety of media outreach.