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While Tacitus called it Mare Suebicum after the Suebi people, the first to name it also as the Baltic Sea (Mare Balticum) was eleventh century German chronicler Adam of Bremen. The origin of the latter name is speculative. It might be connected to the Germanic word belt, a name used for two of the Danish straits, the Belts, while others claim it to be derived from Latin balteus (belt). (source Wikipedia)

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How to become an EU Young Ocean Leader

As an EU Young Ocean Leader you will have the chance to showcase your project, participate and pitch your ideas in European events, connect with mentors, network with leading European experts, participate in working groups along with stakeholders and decision-makers to address ocean challenges, and benefit from leadership resources to make a positive change.

Last update: 14/10/20

Maria Jaeger's story - Youth4Ocean Forum Founding Member

Meet Maria Jaeger, founding member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 07/10/20

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

Ocean literacy in the Baltic: EU4Ocean event workshop

The Baltic Sea is an ecosystem facing unique challenges. The intensity of usage by multiple actors from the shipping industry to energy, combined with nutrient run-off from agriculture and phenomena such as exacerbated algal blooms make a “healthy Baltic Sea for all” a very demanding task.

Start date: 25/09/2020 - 14:00
Last update: 08/09/20

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

Virtual focus group meetings with Ocean Education Stakeholders

From May to June 2020, a total of 76 European teachers, education and ocean literacy professionals and marine scientists were mobilised in a series of 8 virtual focus group meetings to discuss the feasibility, the difficulties and the benefits of creating a Network of European Blue Schools.

Last update: 10/08/20

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

Founding members of the Youth4Ocean Forum

We are happy to announce the 41 founding members of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 09/07/20

Joining forces at the first “EU4Ocean workshop – Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe

On 24 – 25 September 2020, the first EU4Ocean workshop– Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe was organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition – a new initiative on ocean literacy of the European Commission.

Start date: 24/09/2020 (All day)
Last update: 10/07/20

Get to know the EU4Ocean Platform founding members

76 organisations, initiatives and individuals have joined the EU4Ocean Platform as founding members.

Last update: 02/07/20

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