2022 IOLN Members meeting online announcement

The Secretariat of the Irish Ocean Literacy Network at Galway Atlantaquaria are delighted to announce that the next IOLN Members meeting online will be held on the 6th of December between 1-2pm.

The theme of this event is ‘Working Together – Ocean Literacy With All’ and we are very excited to say that we have a fantastic keynote speaker lined up for this event, i. e. Dr. Francesca Santoro from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO

Dr Francesca Santoro works for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO where she is in charge of the ocean literacy programme. Francesca holds a PhD in analysis and governance for sustainable development from the School for Advanced Studies in Venice (SSAV) with specialization in marine environmental sciences, marine governance, science education and communication. Francesca joined UNESCO in 2011, and before she worked as lecturer for the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. She worked as well for several international research centers such as the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change, the International Marine Centre, the National Oceanography Centre, and the Joint Research Centre.

The talk will discuss the ocean literacy role in the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, focusing in particular on the Ocean Literacy With All (OLWA) programme that aims at advancing ocean literacy through international partnerships and networks by designing and implementing transformative locally and globally relevant research-based activities and projects by and for diverse stakeholders.

If you are interested in attending the event, please register at http://bit.ly/3fWRx1B.

There will be also the opportunity for a small number of fellow IOLN members to present and share their work. Please email irishoceanliteracynetwork@gmail.com to express your interest in a presentation slot.

We look forward to meeting you all online in December!

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