Sea for Society, Ireland: ‘Marine Outreach and Ocean Literacy Think Tank’

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As the Irish Area Leaders for the Sea for Society project, AquaTT are pleased to announce a special ‘Marine Outreach and Ocean Literacy Think Tank’ to take place in The Marker Hotel, Dublin, from 10.00am to 4.30pm on Thursday 26th November 2015.

Sea for Society started with a consultation phase involving stakeholders and citizens, aiming to raise awareness and identify top challenges in our daily interactions with the sea. These consultations identified ‘unfounded a itudes and lack of awareness of marine issues’ as the main barrier towards a sustainable marine environment. The current mobilisation phase of the project addresses this main barrier by raising public awareness about the importance of the sea in our lives and initiating a behaviour shi towards a ‘Blue Society’, which lives in sustainable harmony with the sea.

The ‘Marine Outreach and Ocean Literacy Think Tank’ is an opportunity for the Irish Sea for Society partners to share the findings of the project with interested stakeholders and, most importantly, to get their input into how we might develop the concept of a ‘Blue Society’, and progress and coordinate Marine Outreach and Ocean Literacy activities in Ireland into the future.

In addition, if there is any aspect of your own work in the areas of Marine Outreach and Ocean Literacy that you would like to present, we would like to invite you to submit a ‘flash presentation’ of no more than five minutes and five slides.

A draft agenda for the Think Tank can be downloaded here. Registration for the event is free and lunch will be provided. A limited number of travel grants are available for invited participants on request. Please contact us for more information.

The deadline for registration for the event and submission of flash presentation proposals is 19th November 2015. To register, please email Niamh Dornan (

If you have any questions regarding any aspect of the event, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can also keep up to date with latest information on the project by visiting or following us on Twitter at @SeaforSocietyIE.