Posts Category: Ocean Literacy

European Ocean Literacy library by EuroGOOS launched on the World Ocean Day!

For our community, the ocean is not only passion, but also our daily work. EuroGOOS brings together European oceanographic institutes, met offices, hydrographic agencies, and foundations. These organizations help to predict the weather, plan maritime activities, view real time changes in the ocean conditions, or study our climate. EuroGOOS members also engage with citizens in… Read more »

EuroGOOS is co-organising UNESCO’s First Ocean Literacy Summit

On 8 June 2020, IOC-UNESCO together with EuroGOOS, OceanWise, and Experimental Atelier, organize the First Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, to take stock of the enormous progress of the Ocean Literacy community worldwide. Ocean Literacy is defined as ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. In the context of… Read more »

EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network homeschooling campaign during the corona-virus lock down

Our Ocean Literacy experts have united in a homeschooling campaign ran on the EuroGOOS twitter account, to deliver easy to use Ocean Literacy resources for children of all ages. Tagged #EuroGOOS_OL #homeschooling, the campaign highlights books, videos, colouring sheets, games, and do-it-yourself activities helping to learn about the ocean. These resources are spread in national… Read more »

New partnerships with Ocean Literacy Networks

New members joined our Ocean Literacy Network: the Irish Ocean Literacy Network, Euro-Argo and JCOMM, representing the Ocean Observers Working Group, as well as the the UK’s Met Office. The EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network now brings together 19 organizations, either of national or international remit.  

Contributing to the Ocean Literacy Framework in the UN Ocean Decade

EuroGOOS’ Dina Eparkhina, initiator and facilitator of the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network, represented our efforts at the UNESCO brainstorming on the Ocean Literacy Framework for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.  The Ocean Literacy Framework design considers the goal of engaging all members of society within the UN Decade. It assumes the… Read more »

EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network welcomes new members

Two new members join the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network: Hellenic Centre for Marine Research in Greece (HCMR) and Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA). These two institutes will bring their expertise in national and pan-European Ocean Literacy experiences, among others in EU projects PERSEUS and ResponSEAble. 

Promoting Ocean Literacy at OceanObs’19

At the global OceanObs’19 conference (16-20 September 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii), the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network presented a poster and showcased some of its members’ activities. Ocean Observing and Ocean Literacy are a win-win deal. We cannot value what we don’t care about. Almost any societal objective of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 requires… Read more »