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Global Ocean Science Education Workshop

Ocean Literacy for All - Sustaining Sustainable Development Goal 14 through Ocean Science Education and Ocean Literacy -
An event at the UN Ocean Conference June 2017 in New York USA


2017 GOSE Workshop was held at
the UNESCO Office in Venice, Italy

May 23-25th 2017
Workshop Agenda


2015 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop

The Global Ocean Science Education Workshops are sponsored and facilitated by the international Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, and the College of Exploration. A key outcome of the 2016 workshop has been the establishment of five international working groups focused on:
• Workforce development to support the Blue Economy (including graduate education)
• Development of common messages and communication tools
• Development of an online platform for the purpose of sharing education resources and information about people and projects
• Development of resources and programs for policymakers and other stakeholders
• Establishing collaborations to support World Ocean Day

The 2017 GOSE Workshop will focus on forging new connections within the global marine community. The goals are to:
• Bring together the ocean science, education, policy and business sectors;
• Foster the work of the five international working groups;
• Initiate the development of a certificate course for business leaders and policymakers; and
• Provide a forum to discuss coastal resilience and share examples of resilient cities.

The GOSE Workshop is the only platform of its kind, bringing together the ocean science, education, policy, and business sectors to improve ocean science education across the globe.


2016 Global Ocean Science Education (GOSE) Workshop 13-15 June 2016 in Paris, France at UNESCO Headquarters.

The GOSE 2016 Workshop Report is published and available as a PDF. (It is 53 Meg file, i.e. a large file). Thank you to all participants and contributors to the workshop and the report.

The 2016 GOSE Workshop focused on the global ocean science education priority topics identified during the 2015 workshop:

- Climate Change - ocean's effect on climate and the effect of climate change on ocean systems
- Fisheries and Biodiversity (including food security)
- Oceans and Human Health (including coastal resiliency)

The workshop included an effective practices session on marine related citizen science co-led by COSEE and the European Union's Sea Change Project.

Powerpoint Presentation for Citizen Science Session
Citizen Science Resources

All sessions took place at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters, 7, place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP France.


Organized with the support of:

European CommissionIMAREST


2015 Workshop Description

The first Global Ocean Science Education Workshop, sponsored by COSEE, the College of Exploration, and the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, was a  two-day workshop held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June 2015 at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.  It brought together ocean scientists and ocean educators from across the globe. It provided a forum for discussing research and education issues, including the leveraging of international ocean science research in education initiatives and the establishment of new international collaborations.

2015 Agenda (PDF)

2015 Workshop Report

2015 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop Report

2015 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop Evaluation Report

2015 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop Webinar 6 October 2015 Powerpoint Slides

2015 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop Webinar Recording on Vimeo 


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Image Credit

Credit for the image to NOAA National Geophysical Data Center http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/images.html