On Monday 8 June - World Ocean Day - the Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit will be livestreamed between 11:00 and 14:00. The Summit brings together the EU, IOC-UNESCO and other international partners to discuss the role of ocean literacy (OL) in transforming knowledge into action, in the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
During the summit, Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, will announce the creation of the "EU4Ocean” coalition. The EU4Ocean initiative will amplifiy ongoing OL efforts by connecting organisations, projects and people. It is EU’s contribution to ocean literacy and a call for action to all citizens to engage for more sustainable oceans.
Ocean Literacy (OL) is "the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people”. OL objectives are to increase awareness of the state of the ocean and provide tools and approaches that can transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability.
Register for the summit and find out what the EU4Ocean will deliver for ocean literacy in Europe and sustainable oceans worldwide!
- Publication date
- 29 May 2020
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries