Animator 2011 Theme: The Ocean

What is The Ocean and how can it relate to an animation?
Wikipedia explains t
he ocean as a major body of saline water, and a principal component of the hydrosphere. Approximately 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by ocean, a continuous body of water that is customarily divided into several principal oceans and smaller seas.

The ocean produces 70 percent of the Earth's oxygen and drives our weather and the chemistry of the planet. Most of the creatures on Earth live in the sea. But our knowledge of the ocean is far outstripped by our impact on it.
School teachers will have a special opportunity to bring the engaging and important ocean learning to their classroom through Animator 2011. Animators will be encouraged to use their imagination and creativity to show food webs, explore satellite imagery of the oceans, and possibly even map environmental impacts of the oil spill on the Gulf Coast. 

The competition is aimed not only at technology teachers but to teachers of other subjects in which computing tools and techniques are increasingly being applied. In doing so we hoped to communicate the way in which technology is increasingly enabling advances in other discipline areas.

For your animation, however, you can use any creative idea you can come up with to implement this theme.
  • You could create a game where the player can explore two (or more) versions of at the ocean existing in different times, like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. 
  • You could simply make an animation based in recent times, where the main character lives in the ocean.
  • Or you can do whatever else you can think of, as long as it fits the theme somehow.