With the support of the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund, this initiative aims at uniting the voices of Europeans to make the ocean matter to everyone.
The overall aim of this new project is to support the continuation of the established EU4Ocean coalition to contribute to change people’s mindsets to deliver on the European Green deal objective of protecting Europe’s seas and oceans.
This coalition will keep:
- Contributing to raise awareness and engage all parties involved in the sustainable management of our ocean and seas;
- Helping members to become ocean advocates in their own field as well as agents of transition supporting changes in perception, values, attitudes and behaviour towards more sustainable practices and management of the ocean;
- Putting ocean literacy high on the policy agenda, also contributing 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).
France will keep being the coordinator.
The other partners are:
- Seascape Belgium (Secretariat of the European Marine Observation and Data Network – EMODnet, and the European Atlas of the Seas)
- Youth and Environment Europe (YEE)
- European Marine Science Educator Association (EMSEA)
- National Sea Centre And Aquarium Nausicaá (NAUSICAA)
- Ciência Viva (CV)
- Farah Yasmin Obaidullah (the Netherlands, freelance campaigner, founder & director of Women4Oceans).
JPI Oceans is active as a subcontractor and will play a role in facilitating the mobilisation of ocean research projects funded under the JPI Oceans umbrella to support the coalition in terms of memberships, events, advocacy and communication campaigns.
In this new phase, the coalition will bring ocean literacy to networks and organisations beyond the current community members and go beyond EU borders.
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News item adapted from CINEA news article (17 January 2023)