Dear IOLN members, we know that this time period is very difficult for us all. We hope you look after yourselves and each other.
We will be sharing content from our members through the Irish Ocean Literacy Network Group on Facebook, the Irish OL Network Twitter Page @IOLNetwork and the Irish Ocean Literacy Network Linked In Account. If your an IOLN member and don’t have access to these pages please let us know and we’ll help you connect.
We would also love to know if there is information you would like us to help share on your behalf. You can reach us firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
As the Secretariat made its way to the Environmental Research Unit in National University of Ireland Cork, we were thinking about how far the IOLN has come since its inception. This network of ocean advocates has received great support from its Steering Group over the last year and we could not grow thisocean family without their support.
The IOLN members are our greatest asset though, during the meeting we discussed a number of ideas on how to connect with members and give them a platform to reach new audiences.
THE IOLN COLLABORATION FORM
All of our members have the opportunity to connect using the IOLN Collaboration Form, which can be circulated to the wider network once completed by an IOLN member.
The Value of Membership
What is the value of joining the IOLN? During the meeting we discussed the value of membership, including;
To create a sustainable network of ocean literacy champions on the island of Ireland
To facilitate collaboration, sharing and coordination of marine outreach and ocean literacy projects on the island of Ireland
To generate ideas to support initiatives and collaboration opportunities between network members
To support and grow the membership of the network by creating a vibrant and active network of members
To provide a platform for engagement with relevant stakeholders
The Future of IOLN
The Steering Group and Secretariat of the IOLN are very proud and passionate about the future for the network. The importance of Ireland having an informed ocean literate public cannot be over stated. Please join us by sharing your stories and pictures with us and together we can grow. #WeAreIslanders
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