Conoscere il mare, Ocean literacy Italia

When, local time: 
Friday, 3 February 2017 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
Where: 
Italy, Venice
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting
Contact: 
Francesca Santoro at f.santoro@unesco.org

The meeting is aimed at the launching a new network on ocean science education and communication in Italy. It will be structured over 2 sessions: one plenary to launch the network, Ocean Literacy Italia, discuss its main objectives and activities, and the second one in break-out sessions allowing discussions about specific activities for formal and non-formal education, interaction with other international networks on ocean literacy, and joint activities for this year’s edition of the World Oceans Day, celebrated on 8 June.

The meeting will gather over 60 representatives from Italian research institutions and universities, NGOs, science centres and museums, and public institutions. There will be discussions on how to create new partnerships, share good practices in ocean science education and communication, and increase the awareness of the Italian citizens on the importance of the ocean and seas for the sustainable development of our planet.