Mission

BBC’s Natural History Unit, which made Blue Planet, is returning to the oceans for a major seven-part series to be broadcast in 2017 – Ocean: New Frontiers.

Since Blue Planet aired in 2001, astonishing discoveries have completely changed our understanding of the oceans.  So it’s time to revisit them and take a global audience deeper.  Ocean will take its cue from recent breakthroughs, unveiling unbelievable new places, extraordinary new behaviors and remarkable new creatures.

Through new science and new technology, our ambition is to bring the audience to the New Frontiers of our oceans and to revolutionize the way they feel connected to them. Through dramatic revelations of the astonishing lives of the animals and plants that live within and around them, Ocean will take us on a voyage like never before. We have the ability to communicate to the largest possible world audience and through the core television series and the digital platform surrounding it, aim to spark a global conversation on their future.

For the next three years, we will position ourselves to be at the scientific frontline, forging collaborative relationships across the globe to document recent breakthroughs and the ones that are just around the corner. Partnering with scientists, explorers and institutions, we will join existing expeditions and launch our own to capture the new. Filming starts in late 2014 and continues through 2015, 2016 and early 2017.

We are looking for stories to feature in the series and would greatly appreciate your sharing your ideas with us. Click here to share Your Ocean Story!