The FIRST CONFERENCE ON OCEAN LITERACY IN EUROPE is an important milestone in developing an ocean literate society. While worldwide people express serious concern for the protection and the health of the ocean, Europe has yet to provide a structure to make Ocean Literacy its priority. Ocean Literacy is understanding how the ocean affects us and how we affect the ocean.
This one day (October 12, 2012) conference hosts high level speakers and leading experts in marine education who represent EU-policy, national governments, international organizations and European stakeholders.
The objectives of the conference are to address the lack of ocean-related content in science education standards and to envision how to bring ocean sciences into the mainstream science education. Furthermore, the conference will emphasize how marine formal and informal education projects lead to more public involvement and active participation.
The conference is a major step in the collaboration with the wider international community on ocean literacy. From both sides of the Atlantic scientists, experts, educators and policy makers will discuss how ocean literacy can improve the future of European seas.
A detailed programme is available on this page.