Global ocean literacy tools developed by European infrastructures, programmes, networks & projects: 

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Ocean Literacy Network

Access books, applications, videos, educational resources and more developed by EuroGOOS members.

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Ocean Classroom Portal

You can access a variety of ocean literacy resources on research vessels and underwater robots (AUVs & ROVs)

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Ocean Explainers

Educational pages on operational oceanography, impacts of climate change on the ocean and policies to protect our oceans.

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European Atlas of the Seas

Learn more about Europe’s seas and coasts, their environment, related human activities and European policies. Available in 24 languages.

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European Ocean Coalition 

Connecting diverse organisations, projects and people contributing to ocean literacy and sustainable management of the ocean.

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UN SDG 14 Module

Educational module about UN SDG 14: Life below water, with support from UN DESA, Mercator Ocean International and the Copernicus Marine Service.

EU4OceanObs works to promote ocean literacy among all world citizens for better understanding of the ocean and the challenges it faces, and to increase international commitment to and public engagement in support of global ocean observations for a sustainable ocean.

The European Commission seeks to raise public awareness about the many challenges facing the ocean, and the critical role of ocean data and information in monitoring ocean health, climate change and contributing to a sustainable blue economy. To this end, European infrastructures, programmes, networks and projects carry out various ocean literacy actions, through which ocean science and knowledge is shared with all citizens, from policy makers, to scientific experts, to private companies, to the general public. This in turn increases public support for global ocean observation and ocean science, and promotes the uptake of ocean information and derived marine applications, contributing to informed decision-making and global sustainable ocean initiatives.

As part of its communication activities, EU4OceanObs will promote European-funded global ocean literacy initiatives focusing on global ocean observations and their use to address societal challenges, as well as work to develop outreach tools to complement these initiatives.