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  • Ocean Literacy and Knowledge Transfer Synergies in Support of a Sustainable Blue Economy

    2019

    This articles presents the link between ocean literacy and knowledge transfer, their synergies and lessons learnt from the experiences of two EU-funded projects, namely the H2020 Columbus Project and the ERASMUS+ MATES project. Otero RMF, Bayliss - Brown G and Papathanassiou M (2019) Ocean Literacy and Knowledge Transfer Synergies in Support of a Sustainable Blue Economy. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:646. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00646

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  • The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

    2019

    This article presents motivations for the Decade, gives background information and describes goals, anticipated societal outcomes, main areas of research and development, and the approach to use them in achieving societal outcomes. Ryabinin Vladimir, Barbière Julian, Haugan Peter, Kullenberg Gunnar, Smith Neville, McLean Craig, Troisi Ariel, Fischer Albert, Aricò Salvatore, Aarup Thorkild, Pissierssens Peter, Visbeck Martin, Enevoldsen Henrik Oksfeldt, Rigaud Julie. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol. 6, 2019. https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2019.00470 DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00470

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  • Moving Forward 21st Century Pathways to Strengthen the Ocean Science Workforce Through Graduate Education and Professional Development

    2016

    Focusing on graduate educaiton, this paper tries to answer questions such as: Is the ocean science community pre- pared to educate and inform this new workforce? What pathways for graduate students can our academic institutions create either individually or cooperatively to develop a future workforce with the knowledge, training, skills, and competencies needed to meet the societal demands that we will face in coming years? How can the ocean science community innovate now to make a difference in the future? The article explores some of the ways the field might be able to build on current strengths to facilitate preparation of the future ocean science workforce. Schaffner, L.C., T.W. Hartley, and J.G. Sanders. 2016. Moving forward: 21st century pathways to strengthen the ocean science workforce through graduate education and professional development. Oceanography 29(1):36–43, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/ oceanog.2016.09.

    Maritime technology industry, Research community, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • The Marine People Partnership: Building a Workforce for Our Ocean Industries through Ocean Literacy

    2018

    Chapter in The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development. Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Mann Borgese (1918-2002) Editor: International Ocean Institute - Canada A collection of over 80 essays on the future of ocean governance and capacity development. Sherry Scully, 2018. "The Marine People Partnership: Building a Workforce for Our Ocean Industries through Ocean Literacy". Book Chapter In: The Future of Ocean Governance and Capacity Development. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004380271_092

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  • Ocean Literacy is Key to Preserving Our Oceans and Coasts

    2004

    Commentary in Marine Technology Society Journal West, D. 2004. Marine Technology Society Journal, Volume 38, Number 4, Winter 2004, pp. 68-69(2)DOI:10.4031/002533204787522235

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  • Development of the International Ocean Literacy Survey: measuring knowledge across the world

    2019

    The International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS) aims to serve as a community-based measurement tool that allows the comparison of levels of ocean knowledge across time and location. The IOLS has already been subjected to two rounds of field testing. The results from the second testing, presented in this paper, provide evidence that the IOLS is psychometrically valid and reliable, and has a single factor structure across 17 languages and 24 countries. Géraldine Fauville, Craig Strang, Matthew A. Cannady & Ying-Fang Chen, (2019) Development of the International Ocean Literacy Survey: measuring knowledge across the world., Environmental Education Research, 25:2, 238-263, DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2018.1440381

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Ocean Literacy for Workforce Development in the Shipbuilding and Offshore Renewable Energy Sectors in Europe, in Support of the Blue Economy

    2018

    The project will embed the industrial perspective in ocean literacy initiatives, spreading an updated image for the maritime technologies in the blue economy, with a convincing message that the sector has a high-tech future with a long-term positive perspective. Ocean literacy will act for MATES project as a transversal and multidirectional content in all work packages, by boosting the transfer of scientific knowledge to the industry sectors, integrating the industrial perspective in literacy delivery and widening the industrial perspective about the new possibilities that ‘maritimIZED’ CVs can yield for blue growth and jobs. Martha Papathanasiou, Peter Tuddenham, Kristina Bishop, Paula Keener, Rosa Fernandez Otero, and Lucia Fraga Lago )2018). Publication based on the research supported by the European Project MATES: Maritime Alliance for fostering the European Blue economy through a Marine Technology Skilling Strategy, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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  • Ocean Literacy The Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages Version 2 : March 2013

    2013

    Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts represents a significant grassroots effort on the part of the ocean sciences and education communities. Ocean Literacy: The Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts of Ocean Sciences for Learners of All Ages Version 2, a brochure resulting from the 2-week On-Line Workshop on Ocean Literacy through Science Standards; published by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Published June 2005, revised March 2013

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  • Measuring ocean literacy in pre-service teachers: psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Survey of Ocean Literacy and Experience (SOLE)

    2017

    The aim of the present study was to respond to the increasing demand for comprehensive tools for the measurement of ocean literacy, by investigating the psychometric characteristics of a Greek version of the Survey of Ocean Literacy and Experience (SOLE), an instrument that assesses conceptual understanding of general ocean sciences content, focusing on the knowledge component. Markos, A., Boubonari, T., Mogias, A., & Kevrekidis, T. (2017). Measuring ocean literacy in pre-service teachers: Psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Survey of Ocean Literacy and Experience (SOLE). Environmental Education Research, 23(2), 231-251.

    Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • Ocean literacy and information sources: comparision between pupils in Portugal and the UK

    2018

    This paper analyses the knowledge about the ocean (or ocean literacy) of a sample of pupils in the UK and in Portugal, as well as the pupils’ modes of gaining information about ocean-related topics by using different media sources of information (such as TV, radio, computer, mobile platforms, magazines, or books) Leitão, R., Maguire, M., Turner, S., Guimarães, L., & Arenas, F. (2018). Ocean literacy and information sources: comparision between pupils in portugal and the uk. In Proceedings of INTED2018 Conference.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Exploring Our Oceans: Using the Global Classroom to Develop Ocean Literacy

    2019

    Developing the ocean literacy of individuals of all ages from all countries, cultures, and economic backgrounds is essential to inform choices for sustainable living in the future, but how we reach and represent diverse voices is a challenge. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer a possible tool to achieve this goal. Fielding, S., Copley, J. T., & Mills, R. A. (2019). Exploring Our Oceans: using the global classroom to develop ocean literacy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 340.

    Students: VET and Higher education
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  • An assessment of environmental literacy among Oklahoma Public High Schools students and the factors affecting students’ environmental literacy

    2017

    The purpose of this study was to assess the environmental literacy of Oklahoma public high school students. The Oklahoma Environmental Literacy Assessment Tool (OELAT), an instrument designed to ascertain environmental literacy among high school students Literacy Among Oklahoma Public High School Students and the Williams, Riley Denae. 2017. An Assessment of Environmental Factors Affecting Students' Environmental Literacy. Master's thesis, Harvard Extension School

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Public awareness of marine environmental issues in the UK

    2009

    It was found that public interest in marine environmental issues is significant, but that gaps exist in terms of issue-specific awareness and that the availability of independent information on marine issues is limited. Fletcher, S., Potts, J. S., Heeps, C., & Pike, K. (2009). Public awareness of marine environmental issues in the UK. Marine Policy, 33(2), 370-375.

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  • Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans

    2017

    Chapter 26: Ocean literacy as a key toward sustainable development and ocean governance Nunes, P. A., Svensson, L. E., & Markandya, A. (Eds.). (2017). Handbook on the Economics and Management of Sustainable Oceans. Edward Elgar Publishing.

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  • Evaluating Ocean Literacy of Elementary School Students: Preliminary Results of a Cross-Cultural Study in the Mediterranean Region

    2019

    The present study illustrates the level of students’ ocean literacy on a sub-regional level, and provides guidance for a more focused and sound design, development, and implementation of marine-friendly curricula in terms of elementary school courses and textbooks, in-service teacher training, and pre-service teacher preparation programs. Mogias, A., Boubonari, T., Realdon, G., Previati, M., Mokos, M., Koulouri, P., & Cheimonopoulou, M. T. (2019). Evaluating ocean literacy of elementary school students: preliminary results of a cross-cultural study in the Mediterranean region. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 396.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • A System Dynamics Approach to Increasing Ocean Literacy

    2019

    This research represents a promising start in the direction recommended by the NMEA (Tran et al., 2010) toward a Systems- and simulation-oriented approach to OL tools. Brennan, C. J., Molloy, O. D., & Ashley, M. (2019). A System Dynamics Approach to Increasing Ocean Literacy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 360.

    Students: VET and Higher education
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  • Bibliometric analysis of ocean literacy: An underrated term in the scientific literature

    2018

    from Scopus and Web of Science (WoS).In order to better understand OL-related research a bibliometric analysis was performed with data from databases obtained Costa, S., & Caldeira, R. (2018). Bibliometric analysis of ocean literacy: An underrated term in the scientific literature. Marine policy, 87, 149-157.

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  • A Change of Mind: Applying Social and Behavioral Research Methods to the Assessment of the Effectiveness of Ocean Literacy Initiatives

    2019

    Assessment of environmental literacy and ocean literacy focus on increasing knowledge and awareness. Umuhire, M. L., & Fang, Q. (2016). Method and application of ocean environmental awareness measurement: Lessons learnt from university students of China. Marine pollution bulletin, 102(2), 289-294.

    Maritime technology industry, Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Professores a Bordo (Teachers on board)

    2019 - Ongoing

    ‘Teachers on board’ is a national project that allows the participation of science teachers in scientific cruises in the North-Atlantic ocean. This project aims to give teachers a clearer insight about ocean sciences, and a better understanding about ocean technology and research studies in order to increase their level of science literacy. The ‘Teachers on board’ program provides a unique learning environment and is driven by the active participation of teachers in hands on research activities. After the cruises, participants are invited to share their experiences with students, colleagues and other education communities and to bring to schools real scientific data that can be used with their classes.

    Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • Ocean Dialogues 2019 at the science-policy-society

    2019

    The Ocean Dialogues 2019 is a joint event between the European projects MARINA and ResponSEAble on the role of Ocean Literacy and Responsible Research and Innovation in supporting effective Ocean Governance.

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  • MaRiTec-X

    Ongoing

    The Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation, Technology Centre of Excellence (MaRITeC-X) consortium aims to create a Centre of Excellence based in Cyprus to act as an enabler of scientific and business excellence in Marine and Maritime issues in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Centre will be aligned to the overall Smart Specialization Strategy for Cyprus (S3Cy) and the European priorities on specific pillars with competitive advantages to the Cypriot economy.

    Authorities and policy-makers, Maritime technology industry, Research community
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  • Human Activities Help Alien Species to Invade the Mediterranean Sea

    2019

    A paper on biological invasions in the Mediterranean, written for kids.

    General public, Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Ocean School

    Ongoing

    Ocean School is a groundbreaking educational experience that uses powerful storytelling techniques, immersive technologies and interactive media. Its inquiry-based approach advances critical thinking, innovation and environmental awareness

    General public, Students: Primary and secondary, Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • UNESCO-IOC Ocean Literacy Portal

    Available

    The Ocean Literacy Portal serves as a worldwide one-stop shop, providing resources and content available to all, with the goal of creating an ocean-literate society able to make informed and responsible decisions on ocean resources and ocean sustainability. The Ocean Literacy Portal is a universal sharing platform.

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  • Adopt-A-Ship

    Ongoing

    "Adopt-A-Ship is an educational program that informs students about the shipping industry. It was initiated in Cyprus in 2006 and has been running successfully since then. Mr. Tsavliris and Mr. Ierides( CYMEPA) shared this initiative with Project Connect in order to support and run it in Greece. Aim: Build awareness and influence young people to seek seafarer’s careers. Key Points: 1) Learn about the importance of shipping in everyday life as well s its significance role in historical, economic and cultural development of nations. 2) Interdisciplinary approach of the program. 3) Real world life experience. Approach: 1) A ship is assigned to a school classroom (5th or 6th grade). 2) Direct email communication with the vessel crew thus learning about daily duties and activities, cargo carried, trading pattern, routes, loading and un-loading at ports. Duration: About a year"

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Inspiring Seas

    Available

    Free teaching resources by the University of Newcastle, putting theory into practice on marine science, design and technology issues that require practical solutions. PowerPoint presentations, posters, practical exercises and online games. Topics: shipping (buoyancy, design, power, economic value, history and future, environmental problems...), ocean life (habitats, classification, adaptation, sexual reproduction, marine ecology...), oceans and climate change, marine litter and recycling, marine invasions, marine renewable energy, sustainable fisheries and fish stocks, island survalval kit.

    Students: Primary and secondary, Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • ORCA ‘your seas’

    Ongoing

    Working with local schools, community groups and businesses, ORCA teaches people of all ages about North Sea whales and dolphins, and the threats they face. ORCA helps the general public to understand how they can play a role in protecting the marine environment. Fundamental to the ORCA Your Seas work is the formal Education Programme that is delivered across schools in the north east of the UK. The programme teaches students about dolphin science and builds up skills in dolphin research. The programme culminates in an offshore survey field trip, on board DFDS King Seaways, with experts.

    General public, Students: Primary and secondary
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  • National Maritime Museum of Ireland

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    The National Maritime Museum of Ireland is housed in a 180-year-old Mariners' Church at the coastal town on Dun Laoghaire on the south shore of Dublin Bay. The museum offers maritime history tours led by experienced guides who describe Ireland's contribution to the fields of exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature and wildlife, as well as lectures by invited experts and a regular newsletter.

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  • Map “Portugal é Mar” (‘Portugal Is Sea’ map)

    Available

    "The ‘Portugal is Sea’ map presents the Portuguese territorial reality, accounting not only for its land area, but also for its maritime territory. It includes the area corresponding to the proposed extension of the Portuguese continental shelf. This map was distributed and posted in classrooms across the country. The goal is for students of all ages to have easy access to a visual element that allows them to have a clearer understanding of the true size of the Portuguese territory. On this page you can explore a range of educational materials which are related to the map and are adapted to the specificities of the Portuguese education system. "

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Life around the turbines

    2017

    Life around the turbines brings together environmental (food webs, habitats & adaptation) and technical information (windfarm technology, underwater sound) on offshore wind farms and renewable energy in an exciting range of resources (information, PowerPoint slides, games, teacher guidance, activity sheets) and workshops for schools (6-16 yrs).

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Marine Resources and Renewable Energy

    Ongoing

    Free teaching resources by the University of Newcastle, putting theory into practice on marine science, design and technology issues that require practical solutions. PowerPoint presentations, posters, practical exercises and online games. Topics: shipping (buoyancy, design, power, economic value, history and future, environmental problems...), ocean life (habitats, classification, adaptation, sexual reproduction, marine ecology...), oceans and climate change, marine litter and recycling, marine invasions, marine renewable energy, sustainable fisheries and fish stocks, island survival kit.

    Research community, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • Marine art: Marine science sets sail to the art world

    2013

    The project ‘Marine Art’ proved that, besides formal education, extramural activities can also be used to enhance ocean literacy and citizens’ involvement in marine and coastal processes. ‘Marine Art’ brought art students and teachers in contact with marine researchers, from whom they learned about the ocean and about marine sciences, through presentations, dialogues or lab visits. The project resulted in an art exhibition, and an illustrated publication that shows the process of this project, the work-in-progress and the resulting art work, complemented with quotes and pictures of participating art students, teachers and scientists.

    Artist, Research community
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  • Taking Making in the Classrooms: Ocean Toolkit

    2019

    This Ocean Toolkit has been assembled from the hard work and collaboration inspired by the 50+ educators who participated in the Ocean conference and through support and partnerships with Dr. Susan Crichton, Innovative Learning Centre, UBC, Kelowna Campus, along with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Marine People Partnership operating through the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (www.coveocean.com), and with financial support from Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • A Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy: Development Plan

    2018

    The Ocean Literacy (OL) Development Plan broadly outlines the recommended approach for developing an ocean literacy strategy for Canada, and for establishing a Canadian Ocean Literacy Coalition. The Coalition will create the Canadian Ocean Literacy Strategy while also providing an informal opportunity to improve research, coordination, collaboration, and communication across Canada’s diverse ocean literacy landscape.

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  • EMODnet Open Sea Lab II

    2019

    The second EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon will develop innovative solutions with marine open data to address blue society challenges. During three days, in the city of Ghent (Belgium), teams will compete and bring their expertise to develop novel marine and maritime applications using EMODnet, ICES and Copernicus Marine’s wealth of marine data and services. The challenges to address lie in three main categories: - Blue Growth - Blue Society & Ocean literacy - Marine environment protection & management (including climate change)

    Maritime technology industry, Research community, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)

    2018

    This easy-to-use guide is designed to provide maximum flexibility for learners in both formal and informal settings. It may be used as a standalone teaching tool, or to supplement lessons in other areas. This guide includes information about the marine industry with useful lessons for students in grades K-12 with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) objectives and alignment to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards).

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Atlantic Youth project

    Ongoing

    Atlantic Youth is a project (2017-2020) under Erasmus Plus Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnerships for School Education. The objective is to develop inclusive maritime and nautical education at school with a strong contribution to the educational projects, accessibility for all pupils and affordability. The project targets secondary schools and classes (aged 11-15), including pupils with physical difficulties, socialising problems and school dropouts. Five locations partake in the initiative: Ayamonte in Spain, Minho-Lima in Portugal, the Landerneau-Daoulas District in France, Cornwall County in the UK and Clare County in Ireland. The project will develop maritime and nautical innovative sessions within the curriculum, three transnational educational events (for one week at a time, gathering one class from each country – the first European Classe de mer), and will also produce pedagogic tools and guides.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Explorers Education Programme

    Ongoing

    "The Marine Institute established the Explorers Education Programme in 2006, with the aim to build on Ireland’s marine and maritime heritage by increasing awareness of the value, opportunities and social benefits of our ocean wealth and identity in primary schools. The Goals of the programme include: - Educate primary school children, teachers and educators in Ireland, enabling them to understand the oceans influence on humans and humans' influence on the ocean, through outreach and centre activities in Ireland. - Coordinate professional development training and workshops for teachers and trainee teachers, to develop their marine literacy skills and promote the use of marine content in line with the national curriculum. - Develop education materials and resources based on the Irish primary school curriculum to support teachers teaching marine in primary schools which are made freely available on - Promote ocean literacy and marine outreach activities with local communities, educators and influencers through events and media, so as to create dialogue and engagement about our ocean. The Explorers Education Programme recently expanded in 2016-2017 and it is now reaching over 15,000 children in primary schools around Ireland annually. The Marine Institute also works with the Explorers Education centres where a pre and post evaluation of the programme is completed annually measuring and gathering qualitative and quantitative data about the delivery of the programme, as well as information about the classes marine ocean literacy and engagement in the programme. The Explorers Education Programme™ is supported by the Marine Institute and is funded under the Marine Research Programme by the Irish Government."

    Media, Students: Primary and secondary, Teachers: VET and Higher education
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  • Marint Kunskapcenter

    2007 - Ongoing

    "The Marint Kunskapcenter (SEA-U Marine Science Centre) in Malmö, Sweden is a non-governmental association working mainly with ocean literacy and marine development. The NGO has been tasked by the City of Malmö to help improve marine education and marine development in the city. Today, the Center has 3500-4000 learners in various ocean literacy and marine educational programs and has around 20000 visitors per year. This will be expanded this spring when the Center takes on the role of Naturum Öresund (a visitor center for the sea region 'The Sound') under the auspices of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. This will potentially increase visitor numbers to 75000. It will be the first urban visitor center in Sweden, and the first with a focus on the Sound's important shallow areas with seaweed. The Center has its origins in a summer marine education program for school children started in Malmö in 1999. Activities included snorkelling, discovering shallow marine areas and netting in waders. What started as a one year project has now been continuing for twelve years. Programs range from those suitable for four-year olds up to University students. Programs include: - Meet the crab and the seaweed, Age 4-9 - Become a marine biologist for one day on our research vessel, Age 14-25 - Future innovation for a sustainable city, Age 13-19 - Meet the SDG 14, Life Below Water, Age 13-25"

    Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • CleanAtlantic Workshop with Stakeholders

    2018

    CleanAtlantic organised a workshop with local and regional stakeholders and the discussions focused on three main topics: -Best practices on waste management in harbours and preventing measures for reducing marine litter -Best practices on litter collection and potential support tools -Best practices on valorisation of litter items.

    Maritime technology industry, Port Authority
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  • Young Maritime Representatives

    Ongoing

    Young Maritime Representatives (YMRs) are enthusiastic maritime youth ambassadors. Young people who are not familiar with the sector generally have no (or incorrect) picture of learning and working in the maritime sector. They can hardly imagine the type and nature of the work. In addition, they do not have a good picture of the opportunities within the sector and the chance of an attractive maritime career. To get young people enthusiastic about a (technical) maritime education and future, NML started a pilot in 2013 to use young people as maritime ambassadors. This pilot has been financed by the maritime industry. Maritime students speak from their own experience and passion how it is to follow a maritime education. This is done from the premise that young people who are close to the target group speak the same 'language' and know how to hit the right chord.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Zeebenen gezocht (Searching for Sea-legs)

    Ongoing

    Zeebenen gezocht (Searching for Sea-legs) engages youngsters from 10 years up, as well as parents and lecturers in the maritime field and introduces them to various aspects of seafaring, such as parts of ships, careers in the sector, and more.

    Non-formal educators, Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education, Teachers: Primary and secondary, Teachers: VET and Higher education
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  • We Show You Sea

    Ongoing

    The German Shipowners' Association's 'We Show You Sea' school summer holiday enables school pupils to spend time on board a ship and gain a first-hand insight into work and life on board. Internships are offered on tugs, ferries or large container ships. Teenagers of a minimum 16 years old, can get to know how is life on board, what is it like one to have always his job along, how one can deal with foreign colleagues, and maybe how it feels like to get seasick.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • The Future Maritime Craftsman project (Fremtidens Maritime Håndværker)

    Ongoing

    "The Future Maritime Craftsman is focusing on vocational educated in and for the Danish maritime industry. 40% of the employees in Blue Denmark have a vocational education which makes it a central point to focus on the current and future group of employees for this industry. More specifically, the project will try to increase the demand of labour and the level of competencies in the maritime sector by focusing on three different areas: - Creating more improved and targeted vocational educations for the Danish maritime industry by developing 60 new maritime courses of education. - Attracting more students and talented students to take a maritime vocational education. The goal of the project is to get 300 more students to become maritime craftsmen. - Establishing 360 extra apprenticeships with maritime companies."

    Maritime technology industry, Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • ROV Maker Competition

    2017-2018

    "ROV Maker Competition is an event arranged by the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology in close cooperation with vocational training schools. SEA Europe ́s member, Danish Maritime joined the schools in their efforts to utilizing submarine drones and attracting students when it comes to choosing a future within the maritime industry. The scope of the competition is to make students compete assembling a Remotely Operated Vehicle (submarine drone) from an assembling kit made by the schools. Afterwards, the students are to compete in an underwater obstacle course to obtain the best run during the time available. The submarine drones can be used for inspecting ships under water while in port and for executing service work, e.g. removing fouling on hulls and propellers which has great impact on the fuel consumption of the ships when crossing the oceans. The submarine drones can also be used when working at offshore wind turbines, drilling platforms and similar work under water, e.g. at bridges, docks, dams etc. The ROV Maker Competition is carried out with support from the project “The Maritime Craftsman of the Future” (EU Social Fund project) and the Danish Maritime Fund. The actual purpose of the competition is to strengthen the cooperation between vocational training schools and the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology and to inform students of the existing possibilities to work as skilled craftsman in the maritime industry."

    Maritime technology industry, Research community, Students: VET and Higher education, Teachers: VET and Higher education
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  • Navegam amb la Balear

    Ongoing

    "Navegam amb la Balear is a maritime educational program developed by Consell de Mallorca, which is a local administration. 'La Balear' is an ancient Latin sailboat declared of cultural interest by Historical Heritage of Mallorca. The vessel was built in 1924 for fishing purposes; it is mainly propelled by the wind and fits a crew of 29 people. In 2000, La Balear was restored through employment programs financed by European Social Fund and SOIB. Last two years, there have been 65 sailing trips under the educational program Navegam amb la Balear and have involved 54 primary schools, 4 secondary schools and 4 education centers for people with special needs. This translates into more than 2250 pupils who have been sailing and learning contents related to construction of boats, evolution of ports, marine activities and how to promote sailing sustainability in the Mediterranean Sea."

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Blue Generation

    Ongoing

    "The Oceano Azul Foundation will set up the Blue Generation program and will work with the relevant authorities to introduce ocean’s themes in the school curriculum in Portugal, creating a new generation more aware of the importance of the ocean and its fragile condition.The Blue Generation program envisages to bring ocean literacy to all children, resident in Portugal, with a special focus on the group between the ages 5 to 9 years old, creating a new blue generation. It is to be developed in partnership with DG Education in Portugal and with the Education Ministry and the goal is to bring knowledge about the ocean and the importance of the ocean to our life on earth to children in school. There are several initiatives under consideration, including training courses for teachers, developing contents and learning materials and also support to water sports in schools."

    Students: Primary and secondary, Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • ESCOLA AZUL (BLUE SCHOOLS)

    Ongoing

    Blue School PT’ is an educational programme of the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea. Developed by the Directorate General for Maritime Policy (DGPM), with the support of Ciência Viva, its goal is to improve the level of ocean literacy among the Portuguese population. This programme intends to distinguish the Portuguese schools that regularly work on ocean topics and get them to have a consistent commitment in the education of ocean literate citizens, always in agreement with the national educational agenda. It relies on partnerships with a great variety of entities connected to the sea, which highlights the different perspectives that the ocean can be worked on. A Blue School develops an educational project that promotes a better knowledge of the ocean and its influence on our lives, while not forgetting our own impact on the ocean. A Blue School is able to actively engage the school community in these themes, articulating all its activities and initiatives with the local community and the different players of the sea sector.

    Students: Primary and secondary, Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • KIT Do Mar

    2008 - Ongoing

    "The Kit do Mar project is a result of the work of the Estrutura de Missão para Extensão da Plataforma Continental (EMEPC) and the Cascais Atlantic Agency, which was joined by several other partners such as the Ciência Viva Agency, Aporvela, Vasco da Gama Aquarium, Docapesca, Esri Portugal, Business Forum of the Economy of the Sea, the Ministry of Education, the Lisbon Oceanarium and Zoomarine.KIT do Mar (The Sea Kit) is composed of a set of educational resources related to the Oceans, adapted to the different teaching cycles and framed in the curricular guidelines. The Kit suggests research activities and active participation of children from the ages of 3-9 (1st cycle) to the ages of 10-16 years old (2nd and 3rd cycles). "

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Semana Tanto Mar

    Ongoing

    “Semana Tanto Mar” is promoted by the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, with the support of the Local Authority of Peniche, Forum do Estudante and a number of local schools. In the course of one week, students are invited to develop insight of the sea and to have contact with sea activities, research projects, employment and training programmes.The participation is free and the candidates are selected by writing an essay with the subject: "The Portuguese sea".

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Sea Itinerant University (UIM)

    2013

    "The Universidade Itinerante do Mar (UIM) Project (Sea Itinerant University) was created in 2006 from the joint initiative of the University of Porto (Portugal) and the University of Oviedo (Spain) and later with the support of the Portuguese Naval Academy. Its aim is to provide university students a rich and diverse training experience under UIM’s motto: “Knowledge and Adventure”. UIM has three main cicles: Pepraration, Achievents and Conclusion cycle. In the Preparation cycle, meetings between the three organisers and students, as well as training activities in an academic environment take place. In the achievemtn cycle, the main component is the Navigation time (Sea Course) and Academic moments, on board and in the ports, when moored. And in the cocnlusion cycle, development and presentation of the work done by the students, according to the annual theme of each UIM campaign take place The positive evaluation of the project (analyzed by a jury set annually) is equivalent to the addition of ECTS in students Academic Curriculum. It has the following objectives: • Increase sea awareness • Offer additional training to young graduates • Fostering mutual understanding of the Iberian Peninsula • Provide an experience of knowledge and adventure"

    Students: VET and Higher education
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  • Blue Career Centre of Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea

    2017-2019

    The Blue Career Centre for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (EM) and Black Sea (BS), aims to attract young people and experienced workers and fill existing skills' gaps by supporting activities that will increase employability in key Blue sectors of the region: Maritime Transport (shipping, ports, ship-repairs and shipbuilding), cruise and nautical tourism, aquaculture and offshore oil and gas. The Centre seeks to provide prospects for young jobseekers in the above sectors to support businesses in finding the right staff with proper qualifications. The partners are Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania with observers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon.

    Maritime technology industry, Port Authority, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • Ocean State Report

    2018

    The 2nd edition of the Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report (OSR 2) published in 2018 provides information on changes and variations in the ocean over the past decades, with a focus on changes in the marine environment during the year 2016. It is written by nearly 100 scientific experts from more than 30 institutions and draws from the marine monitoring capabilities of the Copernicus Marine Service.

    Authorities and policy-makers, General public, Maritime technology industry, Research community
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  • The Blue Society Photo Contest

    2015

    The Blue Society Photo contest aimed to use photography to highlight the services and resources provided by the Ocean, as well as the opportunities it offers, and to foster commitment towards a sustainable management of seas and oceans.

    General public
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  • Quiz Sea for Society

    Available

    The Quiz Sea for the Society, is a quiz created by the Blue Society organisation. It has seven questions related to the sea its importance,its uses and issues of general knowledge. Each of one of these has three multiple choice answers available for the public to choose.

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  • Sea For Society

    2012-2015

    Sea for Society (SFS) is a European Project funded by DG Research & Innovation under the Theme Science in Society. The project engages stakeholders, citizens and youth in an open and participatory dialogue to share knowledge, forge partnerships and empower actors on societal issues related to Ocean. In doing so, the project developed and enriched the concept of "Blue Society", preparing at the same time mechanisms for cooperation.

    Maritime technology industry, Research community, Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education
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  • MARINA

    2016-2019

    MARINA project‘s main objective is to have a holistic approach to the way we use marine resources and to new innovations. The following list will develop some of the main activities put in place by the project to meet this objective. - Mobilising policy to institutionalize RRI principles - Knowledge Sharing Platform (KSP): share your knowledge! Take action! - Creation of Guidelines and Good Practices for RRI - Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) workshops: discuss, explore, propose and network ans exhibitions

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  • European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA)

    Ongoing

    The European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) is an informal non-profit organisation which provides a platform for ocean education and promoting ocean literacy within Europe. The rationale of EMSEA is educational and scientific. The particular goals and activities of EMSEA are the following: Stimulate dialogue between European and international marine educators and scientists; Provide training and teaching materials to support marine educators; Raise educators awareness of ocean issues and the need for a sustainable future for our coasts, seas and oceans. The Sub‐themes of the conference are Citizen Science Marine Education and Ocean Literacy Blue Careers Transatlantic work Open Session

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  • InnovAzul First International Meeting on Knowledge and Blue Growth

    2018

    InnovAzul 2018 is configured as an space and a time interval in which bilateral meetings between different actors can be maximized and, at the same time, given the most information possible about innovation policies specific for the regional, national and European scope, technological solutions, Project development, experiences, possibilities offered by the technological agents, funding programs of national and international R+D+I. InnovAzul 2018 is organized according to the following topics and sectors: Shipbuilding and Off-Shore, Marine Renewable Energies, Fisheries and Aquaculture and Processing Industry, Ports and Port Logistics, Sea-linked tourism, Marine Bio-products, Open Innovation Area.

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  • ResponSEAble

    2015-2019

    "The ResponSEAble project has been looking at ways to help people understand their connection to the sea. Whether they live on the coast or inland, the project’s goal has been to figure out how to encourage Europeans to take a more interest in their oceans, improve their understanding and to treat them with greater respect. ResponSEAble is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program and has 15 partners from around the European Union. This diverse group has been trying to figure out how to connect people to their seas and to help them better understand the complex human-ocean relationship, hoping that people with better knowledge will make responsible decisions – in other words, they will become “ocean literate”. The project has developed and is testing the effectiveness of several innovative “ocean literacy tools” for different audiences . The findings are consolidated and shared with the public through a series of ResponSEAble webinars."

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  • Video ‘Marine Renewable Energy – The North East Atlantic’

    Available

    Marine Renewable Energy has a vital role in powering Europe with clean energy and as an important ‘blue growth’ opportunity for coastal regions but there are concerns about the impact of off shore energy installations on ocean ecosystems and wildlife. Theproducers of the video talked to a major offshore wind developer and to an ecologists to find out how the industry is working to minimise the ecological impact of offshore wind farms – particularly to birds and marine wildlife. The film visits the UK town of Grimsby, once a major fishing port, to look at how the renewable energy industry is offering new opportunities to coastal communities by stimulating jobs and economic growth. The tool is being tested with online feedback surveys and will be tested with focus groups.

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  • Cartoon ‘Alien species and ballast waters’

    2017

    This cartoon shows the problems associated to shipping and ballast waters, which can introduce invasive species in our coasts. The cartoon shows a methodology to assess the problems and take management actions, raising awareness.

    General public
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  • Interactive Internet Platform

    Ongoing

    An interactive internet platform has been developed which has been mounted on two different cruise ships; MS Trollfjord which is part of Hurtigruten going from Bergen to Kirkenes and Color Fantasy which is part of Color Line going from Oslo to Kiel. Additional three have been placed at the head office of NIVA in Oslo, at the Environmental Centre at Runde (Runde Miljøsenter) and at an innovative centre in Arendal (Klimapartnere).

    General public
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  • The Ocean and Me – Game

    2018

    A fun board game quiz about humans and the ocean for ages 10 and up. The player throws a ball to target one of the 7 themes (coastal tourism, plastics, biodiversity, pollution, sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, invasive species and marine renewable energy, and the throwers’ team must answer the question.

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  • Video ‘Invasive Alien Species – The Atlantic’

    Available

    International shipping which transports goods across the oceans is vital to global trade. Marine scientists at AZTI, a European technology centre, explain how ships inadvertently carry marine species around the world in their ballast water and on their hulls and how this leads to the introduction of what are termed Invasive Alien Species – non-native species which can harm marine ecosystems and cause economic damage. The film visits the port of Bilbao in Northern Spain to talk to representatives of the shipping industry. The video shows how the ship builders and owners are responding to the problem of IAS and what they are doing to comply with new international regulations for the treatment of ballast water to avoid the spread of IAS.

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  • Video ‘Importance of the ocean’

    Available

    The tool ‘Importance of the Ocean’ shows the various benefits of the ocean for life on earth and the role of the ocean in everyday life. Showing the many benefits and ecosystem services the ocean provides makes the viewer more aware but will also invoke a ‘wow-factor’ and induce interest and inspiration.

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  • A learning game for Ocean Literacy and education to sustainability

    2018 - available

    How much plastic is discharged every day in the ocean? What does eutrophication mean? Why are the sandy beaches increasingly smaller? And what can we do to improve the health of the marine environment? Knowing the answers to these questions means to become “ocean literate”. Those who live far from the sea may not be aware of the impact that our daily choices have on the marine ecosystem and we may not know how much the sea, which covers about 70% of the globe, contributes to our wellbeing by regulating the climate and providing oxygen and nourishment. The aim of the game is to conquer all the stages of the game by solving the quizzes presented in the five Stories. The user navigates the archipelago and overcomes various challenges, related to the health of our ocean and the connected value chain. In the journey, the user can get more points and rest a bit with some mini-games. Once the user has completed all the challenges of the game, he will be able to take a selfie and it will be published on the starting screen of the game: it will be the way to show his commitment safeguarding our Ocean. The game lends itself very well to personal use at the same time as a teaching resource in the classroom, for example, discussing materials and questions. The game is free, without advertising and does not collect personal data and is Available in the stores for Android and IOS(iPhone/iPad).

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  • Sea Peoples’ Resurgence

    2018

    It is an ocean literacy training program managed by the Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (MarInEM). The objective of the program is to bring children closer to the sea and help them understand individual and collective responsibilities towards the ocean and the seas, and our dependence on them. It also aims to build a civic relationship with the ocean. The project uses the geography, the history, the art, the music, the culture, the archaeology and the myths of the region, as well as the promotion of transdisciplinary activities for this end. Some planned activities are the organisation of summer schools, boot camps for children in cooperation with sea scouts and nautical clubs; visiting ships; building of small floating structures; interacting with marine scientists and engineers, old seafarers and fishers, divers and archaeologists. The publishing of a series of comics and video games utilising the sea peoples' story and linking it with modern issue is also under planning.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Bring European Maritime Day to your country

    Ongoing

    A series of local European Maritime Day (EMD) events are organised across Europe. This enables the many European regions with a maritime culture to join in the celebrations and highlight the vital role of the seas and oceans. Eligible activities may include [The list is not exhaustive]: Beach-cleaning initiatives, Guided tours of cities and ports, Workshops, conferences, seminars, exhibitions on maritime themes, Eco-tours and walks in areas with significant maritime heritage (cultural, environmental), excursions by boat, Visits to maritime museums or former ships, shipyards, port facilities. Any other activity for the public with the sea as a central theme and held between April and June 2019.

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  • European Atlas of the Seas

    Ongoing

    The European Atlas of the Seas offers a snapshot of environmental and socio-economic features that characterize the coastal and marine environment. The latest release (Version 4) addresses the public in general, but also non-specialist experts involved with environmental issues, human activities or policies related to Europe’s coasts and seas. The information content of the Atlas comprises a series of geographical layers, subdivided in “background maps”, “thematic maps” (i.e. maritime Europe, natural setting, sea bottom, sea level rise, security, transport, tourism, energy, wind, fisheries and fish consumption) and “do-it-yourself maps” (dealing with marine knowledge, nature and environment, socio-economics, fisheries, aquaculture, transport, energy, sea bed mining, coastal tourism, Maritime Spatial Planning, integrated maritime surveillance, and international ocean governance). All maps follow consistent cartographic rules and can be extracted for external use.

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  • OurOcean film festival, Malta National Aquarium

    2017

    A side event of "OUR OCEAN, Malta, 5-6 October 2017" conference was the Our ocean film festival.

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  • Use and sharing of marine observations and data by industry – Good practice guide

    2017

    "The purpose of these guidelines is to (i) raise awareness of the issues which hinder effective engagement of industry with marine observatories and related data-sharing initiatives, (ii) stimulate an informed debate between public data collectors/providers, data portal managers and data users/providers from the private sector, and (iii) formulate possible solutions to overcome some of the identified barriers which ultimately lead to increased use and provision of marine data by and from industry. The challenges and recommendations presented in this document are a compilation of common views and feedback derived from a combination of direct one-to-one meetings with actors from industry as well as workshops and conferences in the context of promoting marine data-sharing and re-use by private sector professionals"

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  • EMODnet for business: Find out how EMODnet supports industry and vice versa

    2018

    "The EMODnet for business campaign was launched by the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). It was a full month dedicated to the importance of open marine data and how it supports blue growth and industry. Through its seven thematic portals (bathymetry, geology, physics, chemistry, biology, seabed habitats and human activities), EMODnet creates new opportunities for innovation, increases the ability to take sound business decisions based on high quality information and improves the ability to forecast the behaviour of the sea, thereby reducing risks of offshore and coastal operations and investments. With the combined effort of its 150 partners, EMODnet concretely helps offshore and coastal businesses to reduce their costs and provides opportunities for SME’s and consultancies to increase their range of products and services by providing easy access to existing marine data and by generating better information to plan and implement business activities."

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  • Havet.nu

    Available

    Havet.nu is Sweden’s largest information platform on the sea and the marine environment. It is the natural starting point for professionals or anyone seeking information on sea-related issues. Havet.nu offers many different things; a forum for the dissemination of information, publications, a collection of links, a summary of what there is to know about marine issues and an expert database. The site is updated daily with news, reports, vacancies and more. This is an initiative of the universities of Umeå, Stockholm and Gothenburg. The language of the website is Swedish only.

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  • Boats4Schools An educational Challenge

    2017-2020

    "The aim of the project “Boats4Schools: An Educational Challenge“ is to develop a ludic and educational methodology that can get young students attention to the importance of STEM educational opportunities as a possible pathway for a future career. The methodology to be developed in the project is oriented as a youth challenge for young students (12-17 years old), that can be replicable anywhere in the world. The methodology is based on a challenge where students (working in teams) will have to build a small Boat (miniature) under a set of rules like powered by a sustainable energy source or building the boat from a specific material, and, by doing that they will have to get in contact with several technologies like 3D design, Additive Manufacturing, Cloud Manufacturing, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools, Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools, High performance computing (HPC), Math, Physics, Innovative thinking, creativity and so many other skills. At the same time that students are building their Boat and preparing the Boat for the Challenge they are learning relevant contents related to STEM+A (Art/Creativity), with the help of a tutor (teacher) that will guide them towards the creation of the best Boat that will compete in the Challenges (Regional School Challenges, National and International Challenges). Further to the STEM+A (meaning STEAM) related contents, each team of students will be asked to work other competences like marketing their boats and get sponsors, working leadership and presentation in front of a jury, self-employment and entrepreneur techniques among other transversal skills. This empowerment as a team, will be an important asset to promote social inclusion among youngsters."

    Students: Primary and secondary, Teachers: Primary and secondary
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  • EOOS Strategy 2018-2022

    Ongoing

    The European Ocean Observing System, EOOS, is a coordinating framework designed to align and integrate Europe’s ocean observing capacity for the long term; to promote a systematic and collaborative approach to collecting information on the state and variability of our seas and oceans; and to underpin sustainable development, protection and conservation of the marine environment and its resources.

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  • Day of the Sea Event

    Ongoing/Every two years

    The aim of this special Event is to raise more public knowledge and awareness about the socio-economic contribution of shipping companies to the economy of Cyprus, promote the employment opportunities that exist in the Shipping Industry, offer a social “day-out” for the youngsters and their parents involving various entertainment activities, and at the same time raise money for charity. The "Day of the Sea" Event is open to the General Public and includes various events and children's activities aiming to entertain children, young persons and their parents, as well as other activities that will provide them with the opportunity to get to know the Cyprus Shipping Industry, and the employment opportunities that exist in Shipping.

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  • Adopt a ship

    Ongoing

    The aim of the Programme is to assign to a number of primary schools’ classrooms particular vessels for email communication between the children and the masters and crew of the vessels. A world map is provided to all classes participating in the Programme in order to keep track of the vessel’s voyage.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • Ocean Literacy for all – A toolkit

    2017

    The IOC-UNESCO Ocean Literacy for All A toolkit provides to educators and learners worldwide the innovative tools, methods, and resources to understand the complex ocean processes and functions and, as well, to alert them on the most urgent ocean issues. It also presents the essential scientific principles and information needed to understand the cause-effect relationship between individual and collective behavior and the impacts that threaten the ocean health. F. Santoro et al. (eds). 2017.Ocean Literacy for All - A toolkit, IOC/UNESCO & UNESCO Venice office, Paris (IOC Manuals and Guides, 80 revised in 2018).

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  • MEDCLIK KIDS (within the project “MEDCLIK: The Mediterranean just a click away”)

    ongoing

    The MEDCLIC KIDS APP is an educational app designed to introduce little ones to the world of marine science by playing, developed by the Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB) within the framework of the “MEDCLIC: The Mediterranean just a click away” project in collaboration with Obra Social "la Caixa". APP MEDCLIC KIDS is free-of-charge and ad-free. It has an oceanography-related interactive screen, puzzles, and memory and vocabulary games. In MEDCLIC KIDS APP, Glidey is a friendly, yellow underwater glider who explains to us how marine technologies help us to get to know about and conserve our seas.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • MariFuture

    ongoing

    MariFuture is committed to identifying the key education and training needs of the maritime industry (termed water transportation by the EU) and responding to these needs by developing innovative and sustainable solutions. MariFuture continuously contributes to an ever expanding knowledge base through a number of innovative research and development projects. The MariFuture platform supports and actively integrates education, research, knowledge, and innovation in the maritime sector.

    Maritime technology industry
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  • Engineer Your Career campaign

    2018

    The IMarEST is supporting a new campaign, “Engineer Your Career”, launched by the International Maritime Employers' Council (IMEC). Targeted towards high school students in the Philippines, the campaign aims to promote a positive image of marine engineering and highlight the benefits of choosing it as a career path.

    Students: Primary and secondary
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  • North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)

    ongoing

    The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources.

    Maritime technology industry, Students: Primary and secondary
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  • PELAGOS (Promoting innovative nEtworks and cLusters for mArine renewable energy synerGies in cOasts and iSlands)

    2016-2019

    The transmediterranean project PELAGOS (Promoting innovative nEtworks and cLusters for mArine renewable energy synerGies in cOasts and iSlands) is a pilot project funded under the Interreg-MED 2014-2020 program with a total budget of 2.4 million Euros and a total duration of 30 months. The main aim of the project is to increase the transnational activity of networks of the key actors in the Mediterranean Blue Energy sector. https://blue-growth.interreg-med.eu/news-events/news/detail/actualites/pelagos-april-2018/  

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  • Green jobs in the Blue Economy: a bottom-up approach

    2017

    The aim of this project is to take stock of the initiatives by economic actors that are relevant for the greening of the blue economy, both those that exist, those that have been tried but failed, and those that are planned or discussed. It should present the state of the art and assist the Commission in taking it further. It should thus give further information on how the maritime sectors can become more environmentally friendly, and who could be engaged in early action in this area in the Member States, at a local level.

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  • Bridging education and business in the blue economy: best practices and user stories

    Publication 2018

    In any well-functioning economy, education and industry are two sides of the same coin. The blue economy – comprising the sustainable use of ocean's resources - is no exception: training should reflect the reality of the job market. At the same time industry should be vigilantly passing on new trends so that they are reflected in education. This is particularly true for the maritime economy: from brand-new undertakings for renewable energy or biotech to traditional ones for shipping or tourism, sectors are forever evolving. The constant conversation between business and education makes sure that people not only have the right skills for today, but that they are able to adapt and evolve with time. The economic benefit for employers is obvious. For young people, combining classroom and workplace experience has many advantages: it improves their skills, boosts their motivation and can open doors for them later

    Authorities and policy-makers, Maritime technology industry, Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education, Teachers: Primary and secondary, Teachers: VET and Higher education
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  • Lifelong learning, mobility and new training programs in the blue economy

    Publication 2018

    The Blue Economy is evolving fast, here in Europe, as in the rest of the world. Maritime activities across the board have benefited from high-tech advances. Digitalization and globalization have presented welcome opportunities and unforeseen challenges. Whether in established sectors like shipbuilding or tourism or in emerging ones like ocean energy or marine biotechnology, new methods have meant new growth. And this means that the skills and competences required of workers change over time. We need to help people keep up with the pace of the modern world. Educational institutes and industry need to join forces and develop appropriate schemes for life-long learning and for mobility across the blue economy. Those teaching and learning methods must be constantly updated to reflect new disciplines. For several years now the EU has been promoting lifelong learning and mobility through a variety of programmes - all aiming, like the stories in the booklet, to make the European work force cutting-edge, inclusive and labour-market ready.

    Maritime technology industry, Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education, Teachers: Primary and secondary, Teachers: VET and Higher education
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  • Development of the International Ocean Literacy Survey: measuring knowledge across the world.

    Publication 2018

    The Ocean Literacy movement began in the U.S. in the early 2000s, and has recently become an international effort. The focus on marine environmental issues and marine education is increasing, and yet it has been difficult to show progress of the ocean literacy movement, in part, because no widely adopted measurement tool exists. The International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS) aims to serve as a community-based measurement tool that allows the comparison of levels of ocean knowledge across time and location. The IOLS has already been subjected to two rounds of field testing. The results from the second testing, presented in this paper, provide evidence that the IOLS is psychometrically valid and reliable, and has a single factor structure across 17 languages and 24 countries. The analyses have also guided the construction of a third improved version that will be further tested in 2018.

    Authorities and policy-makers, Maritime technology industry, Research community, Students: Primary and secondary, Students: VET and Higher education, Teachers: Primary and secondary, Teachers: VET and Higher education
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  • Ocean Literacy Best practices and user stories

    Publication 2018

    Ocean Literacy - best practices and user stories Citation: DG MARE, EU Commission Publication, 2018

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  • Review of Ocean Literacy in European Maritime Policy

    Publication 2015

    The purpose of this review is to demonstrate how ocean literacy is currently embedded in European maritime policy and to provide recommendations on how to increase its representation. As well as contributing to baseline information for Sea Change, it is intended that the review and its recommendations will provide a basis from which to develop initiatives and case studies targeting policymakers

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  • Ocean Literacy and Blue Growth: an innovative project linking science education and marine economy

    Publication 2018

    The project was born in 2016 to enhance OL in the coastal area of FVG, characterized by important historical links with “Blue Economy”, due to the presence of shipyards - including world leading company Fincantieri, harbours, fisheries, aquaculture plants and coastal tourism. The specific project objectives are:

    • The diffusion of OL with special attention to the links between science, technology and Blue Economy
    • The promotion of “Blue Careers” through orientation towards secondary vocational and tertiary education (technical schools, engineering faculties)
    Citation: Giulia Realdon 1,2, Sandra Fabris 1, Giuliana Candussio 1, Martina M. P. Rossi 3, Maria Cheimonopoulou 4, Panayota Koulouri 5 and Monica Previati 61 Associazione Scienza under 18 Isontina, Italy, 2University of Camerino, Italy – UNICAMearth Group, 3 MARE FVG - Maritime Technology Cluster FVG, 4 Hydrobiological Station of Pella, Ministry of Rural Development, and Food, Greece, 5 Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Crete, Greece, 6 Underwater BioCartography (U.BI.CA s.r.l.), Italy

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