The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.
The EMD is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. It provides an engaging and completely interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and to discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of inspirational speakers, thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops and pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and the European Commission.
In collaboration with ACTeon, the University of Western Brittany, the Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences, JPI Oceans organises an interactive workshop bringing together researchers, educators and young people to discuss and mainstream the role of ocean literacy in linking marine research to education and careers. It will focus on sharing best practices, identifying current gaps and discussing how ocean literacy can help in practice to reach desired outcomes. The workshop will bring its participants on a collective journey starting from exploring role of ocean literacy and science in early education to university and careers in blue sectors for young people, to a wider society. Interactive group discussion will allow all participants to share their relevant projects/ initiatives and discuss the challenges and solutions to expand the role of ocean literacy under the thematic challenge of the year of the EU4Ocean Coalition.
- Olga Mashkina, ACTeon, EU4Ocean Coalition
- Evy Copejans, European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA)
- Philippe Monbet, Pole Mer Bretagne
- Eloise Savineau, All Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador (AAOYA)
- Tymon Zielinski, IOPAN/Today We Have
The 2023 edition of the European Maritime Day will take place in Brest, France, on 24-25 May as physical event.
All the sessions will be organised in a physical format, with speakers and moderators in the venue. The opening session and the following high-level session will be available via webstreaming (in the language spoken).
The EMD 2023 is being organised by the European Commission, the City of Brest, the Region of Brittany, the department of Finistère and the General Secretariat for the Sea.