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Sea Change MOOC - From ABC to ABSeas: Ocean Literacy for all

This first Ocean Literacy Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to empower and enable teachers and students to incorporate ocean literacy into educational programmes.

This first Ocean Literacy MOOC aims to empower and enable teachers and students to incorporate Ocean Literacy into educational programmes.

Education in its broader understanding (in both formal and informal settings) serves as a high potential channel to reach young citizens. As a lack of sufficient ‘Ocean Literacy’ has been identified in many countries, this clearly presents a barrier for citizens to engage in ocean-responsible behaviour or consider ocean-related careers.

To overcome this, it is recommended to develop education to provide the capacity to understand environmental issues, to participate in decision-making processes and to bring about changes in behaviour

Ocean Literacy can be seen as a way of incorporating scientific literacy related with ocean issues in practice in education. This scientific literacy not only refers to a person's knowledge of ocean science but also to his or her ability to use this knowledge in making socially responsible decisions.

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Make a Sea Change for #OurOceanOurHealth

28 Feb 2017 - Pledge to protect the ocean: Even by making a small change in your everyday life, you can achieve big results in helping to protect the ocean.

28 Feb 2017 - Pledge to protect the ocean: Even by making a small change in your everyday life, you can achieve big results in helping to protect the ocean. The Sea Change campaign provides tips and useful resources on what you can do to make a difference. This campaign is based on the latest scientific evidence with input from scientists and educators from a range of disciplines.

Make a sea change today and pledge to protect the ocean by checking the boxes at: http://seachangeproject.eu/takeaction

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Sea Change: Increasing Ocean Literacy

This video is a product of the EU Horizon 2020 funded Sea Change project (seachangeproject.eu).

Many European citizens are not aware of how our day-to-day actions can have a cumulative effect on the health of the ocean and seas – a necessary resource that must be protected for all life on the planet Earth to exist. In other words, many of us lack a sense of “Ocean Literacy”. By introducing this idea, the video highlights the importance of protecting the ocean by making choices that are more “ocean-friendly”. The video also provides an introduction to the Sea Change project, which aims to address the challenge of raising European citizens’ awareness of the intrinsic links between the ocean and human health.

This video was developed by a team from European Marine Board and CoExploration Limited and was produced by Marker Wizards Ltd.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation (H2020-BG-2014-13) under grant agreement No. 652644. This publication/multimedia product/presentation reflects the view of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained therein.

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Human Health and the Ocean
5 ways in which the ocean affects our health and wellbeing: climate regulation, food, pollution, medicine and the blue gym effect.

This video is a product of the EU Horizon 2020 funded Sea Change project (seachangeproject.eu).
This video illustrates the links between human health and the ocean by highlighting 5 ways in which the ocean affects our health and wellbeing. These links include climate regulation, food, pollution, medicine and the blue gym effect. The aim of the video is to raise awareness of how the ocean affects our health and therefore the importance of keeping our relationship with the ocean healthy.

This video was developed by the European Marine Board and produced by Marker Wizards Ltd.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation (H2020-BG-2014-13) under grant agreement No. 652644. This publication/multimedia product/presentation reflects the view of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained therein.

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Our Ocean Our Oxygen

Stop for a moment to consider something that most people don’t know; much of Earth’s oxygen has been generated by microscopic plants in the world’s ocean.

SUBTITLES: CATALÀ, EESTI, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO, NEDERLANDS, PORTUGUÊS, SVENSKA, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ, български (to access, click "cc" at the bottom of the player).

Take one deep breath! In . . . and out . . . and stop for a moment to consider something that most people don’t know; much of Earth’s oxygen has been generated by microscopic plants in the world’s ocean.

The ocean makes life on Earth possible. It provides us with oxygen, it regulates our climate and produces over 140 million tons of food each year. So, if we don’t take care of the ocean, we endanger our own survival. This vital lifeline on which we all depend is in trouble. Over the years, human activity and our way of life is changing the way the ocean functions.

The good news is that, even by making a small change in what we do every day, together we can achieve big results to help to protect the ocean. Find out how at seachangeproject.eu/takeaction.

The “Our Ocean Our Oxygen” video was developed by AquaTT in collaboration with the Sea Change Partnership and was produced by JustMultimedia.