First Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit – recordings available to access now

On the occasion of World Oceans Day, UNESCO’s IOC, in collaboration with Ocean Wise, EuroGOOS and Experiential Atelier, held the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit.

The Summit was officially launched in collaboration with: IPMEN, COSEE, CaNOE, NMEA, Australian Marine Education Network, Ocean Literacy Italia, Direção-Geral de Política do Mar, Aquamater, Asia Marine Educators Association, Irish Ocean Literacy Network, Oceano Azul Foundation, Ciência Viva, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Red de Educación Latinoamericana para el Océano, and OL4All (EC DG MARE’s initiative). 

The first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit was organized on the occasion of World Oceans Day 2020 (June 8). It celebrated the successes of the ocean literacy community worldwide and aimed to achieve the following three objectives:

  • Present the need for shared responsibility, connectivity, and a global vision for the ocean.
  • Explore the role of OL as an essential tool for the transformation of scientific knowledge into action within the context of the Decade.
  • Inspire stakeholders, institutions, organizations, and individuals to join the global OL community and contribute to the achievement of its goals in the course of the Decade.


Links to the recordings from each panel, and the concluding remarks can be found below:

Panel 1 Speakers – Theme: Our Ocean connects us:

Panel 2 Speakers – Theme: Our Ocean engages us:

Panel 3 Speakers- Theme: Our Ocean inspires us:


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