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 their communities, countries, and regions, on the importance of the ocean and ocean research.
We conducted a survey of national Ocean Literacy activities in Europe and have seen their incredible diversity, from programmes, to festivals and competitions, school workshops, books, films, artworks, and games… Topics range from biodiversity, to pollution, environmental management, blue economy, climate, technologies, or promotion of gender balance and diversity.
This first European Ocean Literacy resources library has been launched on the occasion of the first UNESCO-IOC Ocean Literacy Summit, of which EuroGOOS is a proud co-organizer, on 8 June 2020, the World Ocean Day.
Our Ocean Literacy resource base is growing fast and we hope it will inspire and engage scientists and citizens alike!