Events overview

Title (Name of event - max 250 characters)First Conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe
Start dateFriday 12 Oct 2012
End dateFriday 12 Oct 2012
Location - (max 50 characters)Bruges, Belgium

Organised by the European Marine Science Educators Association, 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 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.

Further information can be found here.