Scientists for Ocean Literacy – EuroGOOS activity as part of the Ocean Decade Inspiring & Engaging Lab

We invite you to discuss the role of scientists as Ocean Literacy advocates in their communities, countries, and regions! Taking place on 8 July (2-3:30 PM CEST), this EuroGOOS activity in the Ocean Decade Lab on ‘Inspiring and Engaging Ocean’ will feature our latest policy brief ‘Ocean Literacy in European Oceanographic Agencies: EuroGOOS recommendations for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030’ and showcase several Ocean Literacy activities in Europe.

We hope to inspire scientists to work closely with various sectors of society, among others, educators, communicators, journalists, and public authorities, embrace multi and trans-disciplinarity and inclusiveness in ocean knowledge and innovation, help exchange best practices, and promote blue careers. This event will help empower the Ocean Literacy communities of practice in transforming ocean knowledge into actions for sustainability through societal engagement.

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Registration is free of charge but mandatory. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The event will be in English, no translation provided.

Scientists for Ocean Literacy activity – 8 July 2021, 2-3:30 PM CEST – programme (draft):

  • Oceanographers for Ocean Literacy & EuroGOOS recommendations
    Dina Eparkhina, Office of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS)
  • Case studies from the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network:
    • Localizing Ocean Literacy
      Panayota Koulouri, European Marine Science Educators Association – EMSEA-Med / Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
    • Oceanographic consoles for Ocean Literacy
      Andrew King, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway
    • Citizen scientists monitoring the ocean
      Marina Locritani, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy
    • Turning the tide for women in oceanography
      MCarmen Garcia, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain
    • SeaFest maritime festival
      Garry Kendellen, Irish Ocean Literacy Network
    • Video: The colours of the Mediterranean
      Michela Angiolillo and Marco Pisapia, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy
  • Discussion with the audience

This event is organized within the activities of the EuroGOOS Ocean Literacy Network.

Find out more about the Ocean Decade Laboratories here. The Laboratories are hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in partnership with IOC-UNESCO as part of the kick-off programme of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.

Header of the Ocean Decade Laboratory on 'An Inspiring and Engaging Ocean'