Ocean Literacy Expert Group


The EuroGOOS expert group on Ocean Literacy has been established to upscale the national efforts of the EuroGOOS members and contribute to broader Ocean Literacy efforts globally.  Download our OceanObs’19 poster here.

The EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy network works to:

  • Provide visibility and recognition of the members’ Ocean Literacy efforts at pan-European and global levels;
  • Allow re-using, re-purposing, adapting or translating each other’s materials;
  • Join efforts in collaborative projects or initiatives and help foster international partnerships;
  • Contribute to the European role in international Ocean Literacy in link with the UN Ocean Decade’s developments.

The EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy network brings together experts from 19 organizations in 9 countries or with pan-European or global remit. The group is facilitated by the EuroGOOS office.

Members include:

  • Dina Eparkhina, EuroGOOS Office, working group facilitator
  • Paola Agostini, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy
  • Ana Aguiar, Met Office, UK
  • Carolina Alonso, AZTI tecnalia, Spain
  • Noirin Burke, Galway Atlantaquaria / Irish Ocean Literacy Network 
  • Lucy Cox, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK
  • Cushla Dromgool-Regan, Marine Institute, Ireland
  • Mari Carmen García, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain
  • Elena Giusta, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy
  • Claire Gourcuff, Euro-Argo / Ocean Observers Working Group
  • Panayota (Yolanda) Koulouri, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
  • Francesca Malfatti and Elisa Banchi, National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy
  • Fabrice Messal, Mercator Ocean International, France
  • Kelle Moreau, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Belgium
  • Veronica Ortiz and Ana Bonilla, Balearic Islands Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB), Spain
  • Angela Pomaro, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
  • Emanuela Rusciano, Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) / Ocean Observers Working Group
  • Kai Sørensen and Anna Birgitta Ledang, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway
  • Tymon Zieliński, Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO-PAN), Poland