EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy

The European Ocean Coalition (EU4Ocean) connects diverse organisations, projects and people that contribute to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean. Supported by the European Commission, this bottom-up inclusive initiative aims at uniting the voices of Europeans to make the ocean a concern of everyone!

The ocean is a source of life for human beings. It gives us food, oxygen and energy. It is home to many species and acts as climate regulator. Understanding how we influence the ocean and how the ocean influences us is at the core of ocean literacy. This understanding allows us to make responsible choices to better protect our ocean and to use the opportunities it offers in a sustainable manner. This is what we are striving for in Europe, contributing to the improvement of the well-being of Europeans, as envisioned and recently confirmed in the European Green Deal.

The European Ocean Coalition will:

     1. contribute to enhancing awareness and the engagement of all parties involved in the sustainable management of our oceans and seas;
     2. help coalition members to become ocean advocates in their own field/role/region as well as agents of transition supporting changes in perceptions, values, attitudes and behaviour towards more sustainable practices, management of the ocean and blue economy opportunities;
     3. put ocean literacy high on the policy agenda, contributing inter alia to the implementation of the EU marine and maritime policies and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030, in particular the SDG 14 Life below Water.

Website: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/frontpage/1482

Funding: Horizon 2020, the European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Duration: 2019 - 2021

Social media:
Twitter: @EU_MARE / #EU4Ocean

More information: Noëlle Billon <noelle.billon@eun.org>

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