Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control

When it comes to regulating global temperatures, forget the Amazon Rainforest. It’s the oceans that really deserve the title of lungs of the planet. Their plankton provides us with oxygen. Their currents transport heat from the tropical regions to the poles, acting as an air conditioner. They absorb almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted annually. But so much of what they do and exactly how they do it is still unknown. To gain a deeper understanding of the importance of oceans in regulating our climate, we bring you four stories from four different corners of the world. From the seaborne lives of the Bajaus of Asia to the scientific crew of the ‘Tara’ in Greenland. From the meteorological station in Siberia to the fishermen of the gulf- stream. Four people. Four seasons, Four stories told in parallel over 24 hours that reveal the sometimes invisible ties between man and the Sea…


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Via Découvertes
  • Director: Christophe Cousin & Michael Pitiot
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, GER
  • Country of production: France



  • Honorable Mention at Blue Ocean Film Festival (2016) Environmental Film Festival Albania 2016; CineEco Seia 2016 International Environmental Film Festival (Portugal); Matsalu Nature Film festival (Estonia); Japan Prize (Japan); Blue Ocean Film Festival; EKOTOP FILM/ENVIROFILM Festival (Slovakia); FREDD (France).

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