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he name Mediterranean is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land" (from medius, "middle" and terra, "land"). It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km² (965,000 sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic (the Strait of Gibraltar) is only 14 km wide.

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Olivia Garcia's story - Youth4Ocean Forum Founding Member

Meet Olivia Garcia, founding member of the european Youth4Ocean Forum and volunteer for Surfrider Foundation Europe.

Last update: 07/10/20

Message on Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September)

The public has an important role to play. Thanks to the rise of mobile broadband, today’s “Mediterraneans” are better informed and more organized than any other generation. Simple purchasing decisions taken at the supermarket and online clicks matter greatly. Businesses spend vast amounts to understand their customers’ preferences in order to tailor products and services accordingly. Observation shows that sustainable options will rise on the market if there is demand for it.

Last update: 28/09/20

Anne-Laure Le Lay's story - Youth4Ocean Founding Member

In this article, maritime lawyer Anne-Laure Le Lay explains in a few words her special relationship to the ocean, which led her to become a Founding Member of the european Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 18/09/20

Éloïse Faure's Story - Youth4Ocean Founding Member

Here is the story of Eloïse, young activist and Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 18/09/20

The breeze that may herald a green renaissance in the Mediterranean

This op-ed by Gaetano Leone, Coordinator, Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme, Barcelona Convention Secretariat, first appeared on 24 August 2020 with the title "A roadmap to cut shipping emissions in the Mediterranean" in EURACTIV

Last update: 16/09/20

Paving the way for collective Ocean Literacy initiatives in the Mediterranean Sea - EU4Ocean Workshop

If you are committed to keywords like ‘the Mediterranean Sea’, ‘sustainable’, ‘supporting transition’, ‘ocean literacy’ and ‘collective’… then you could have played a role in co-building new ocean literacy initiatives for the Mediterranean Sea. But you had to be at the right place at the right time. The right place: our Mediterranean Sea-basin online workshop. The right time: September 25th, 2020 – the Mediterranean Coast Day.

Start date: 25/09/2020 - 14:00
Last update: 10/09/20

The EU4Ocean coalition: what, what for, how?

The opening workshop of the first event of the EU4Ocean coalition underlined the societal and political importance of collective action for cost-effective ocean literacy in Europe. It introduced the logic of the online workshops organised as part of the event, from the introduction of the established ocean literacy communities to the many opportunities to contribute to the formation of collective initiatives at the European and sea-basin scales.

Start date: 24/09/2020 - 09:30
Last update: 10/09/20

Arela De Mar Campaign promotional image including the translations to 5 Iberian languages: Arela De Mar (Galician), Anhel De Mar (Catalan), Anseio de Mar (Portuguese), Anhelo De Mar (Spanish) and Itsas Irrika (Basque). A Desire for the Sea

#ArelaDeMar used art, science & social media to bring the ocean to the community. Merging art & ocean science, it collaborated with local artists and researchers to connect the Iberian publics with the ocean, during and right after lock-down.

Last update: 18/08/20

Sea Change Ocean Literacy booklet cover Ocean Literacy resources: Make a Sea Change

The H2020 funded Sea Change project empowered Europeans as Ocean Literate citizens, to take direct and sustainable action towards a healthy ocean, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy planet.

Last update: 02/09/20

Save the Sea Project

Save the Sea Project is a social initiative that unites and engages people in a dialogue about the state of the Baltic Sea. It is a perfect example of how environmental problems can be approached by different stakeholder sectors acting together to create the change. Amber Girl - project 's founder and jewelry designer created a unique bracelet where 100% of the net profit goes to a charitable cause strictly connected to the Baltic Sea conservation and protection . By creating an esthetically pleasing and high-quality product , she created a bridge between the consumer world and the environmentally aware community willing to take the step forward in order to build the greater future for our oceans.

Last update: 18/08/20

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