Ocean Literacy

IOC Programme

Courses tagged with "Ocean Literacy"

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change
Online

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change

We all depend on the ocean, yet Ocean Literacy needs to be further enhanced worldwide. Formal and non-formal educators are key to advance ocean sustainability. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also about providing tools and approaches to transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability.

This course will provide a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It will introduce the concept of Ocean Literacy, describe its basic principles, tools and approaches, and provide understanding on how educators can incorporate Ocean Literacy in their work.

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change (Self Paced)
Online

Educating about the Ocean: Waves of change (Self Paced)

We all depend on the ocean, yet Ocean Literacy needs to be further enhanced worldwide. Formal and non-formal educators are key to advance ocean sustainability. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also about providing tools and approaches to transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability.

This course provides a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It introduces the concept of Ocean Literacy, describing its basic principles, tools and approaches, and provides an understanding on how educators can incorporate Ocean Literacy in their work.

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided, neither a Certificate. The course will be available until December 2021.

For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

iSea Stories: understanding the Ocean for media and press

iSea Stories: understanding the Ocean for media and press

Media and press are key players to advance ocean sustainability. This course will provide an overview of the importance of the ocean, challenges faced by the ocean and innovative solutions and case-studies to address these. It will provide insights and tools to allow the development of attractive, accurate and effective story telling about the ocean in media and press. This online course is the first of its kind for journalists and media representatives.

This course will provide insights and tools to allow the development of attractive, accurate and effective story telling about the ocean in media and press. It will provide an overview of the importance of the ocean, challenges faced by the ocean and innovative solutions and case-studies to address these.

iSea Stories: understanding the Ocean for media and press (Self Paced)
Online

iSea Stories: understanding the Ocean for media and press (Self Paced)

Media and press are key players to advance ocean sustainability. This course will provide an overview of the importance of the ocean, challenges faced by the ocean and innovative solutions and case-studies to address these. It will provide insights and tools to allow the development of attractive, accurate and effective story telling about the ocean in media and press. This online course is the first of its kind for journalists and media representatives.

This course will provide insights and tools to allow the development of attractive, accurate and effective story telling about the ocean in media and press. It will provide an overview of the importance of the ocean, challenges faced by the ocean and innovative solutions and case-studies to address these.

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided, neither a Certificate.
For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance
Online

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance

The ocean provides numerous public benefits yet there is a pressing need to further mainstream Ocean Literacy in governance. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the Ocean and the Ocean’s influence on people’. This course will provide government officials with an overview of the importance of the Ocean. It will showcase the ocean as a source for development, present challenges and introduce tools and approaches for decision-making and governance regarding ocean sustainability.

This course will provide government officials with an overview of the importance of the Ocean. It will showcase the ocean as a source for development, present challenges and introduce tools and approaches for decision-making and governance regarding ocean sustainability.

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance (Self Paced)
Online

Mainstreaming Ocean Literacy in Governance (Self Paced)

The ocean provides numerous public benefits yet there is a pressing need to further mainstream Ocean Literacy in governance. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the Ocean and the Ocean’s influence on people’. This course will provide government officials with an overview of the importance of the Ocean. It will showcase the ocean as a source for development, present challenges and introduce tools and approaches for decision-making and governance regarding ocean sustainability.

This course will provide government officials with an overview of the importance of the Ocean. It will showcase the ocean as a source for development, present challenges and introduce tools and approaches for decision-making and governance regarding ocean sustainability.

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided, neither a Certificate.
For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all
Online

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all

We all depend on the ocean, yet Ocean Literacy needs to be further enhanced worldwide. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also about providing tools and approaches to transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability.

This course will provide a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It will introduce the concept of Ocean Literacy, describe its basic principles, tools and approaches, and give a basic understanding of how a wide spectrum of stakeholders and social actors can support Ocean Literacy. It ultimately expects to encourage participants to incorporate Ocean Literacy in their work and everyday lives. 

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all (Self Paced)
Online

Ocean Literacy: Why the ocean should matter to us all (Self Paced)

We all depend on the ocean, yet Ocean Literacy needs to be further enhanced worldwide. Ocean Literacy (OL) is ‘the understanding of human influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on people’. It is not only about increasing awareness on the state of the ocean, but it is also about providing tools and approaches to transform ocean knowledge into actions that promote ocean sustainability.

This course will provide a general overview of the importance of the ocean, the challenges it faces, and ways forward for sustainability. It will introduce the concept of Ocean Literacy, describe its basic principles, tools and approaches, and give a basic understanding of how a wide spectrum of stakeholders and social actors can support Ocean Literacy. It ultimately expects to encourage participants to incorporate Ocean Literacy in their work and everyday lives.

This is a self paced course and no feedback will be provided, neither a Certificate.
For specific questions about this course please contact: oceanliteracy@unesco.org.