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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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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

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

Founding members of the Youth4Ocean Forum

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

Last update: 09/07/20

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

Working Groups of the EU4Ocean Platform

The EU4Ocean Platform members will work in Working Groups (WGs) to focus on particular themes/topics, including: Climate and Ocean, Food from the Ocean and Healthy and Clean Ocean.

Last update: 16/04/20

Show us your interest to become a European Blue School

The ocean is a fascinating world to discover, especially for young people. By joining the Network of European Blue Schools and taking part in the “Find the Blue Challenge”, you can embark on a journey with your students and help them to become responsible adults who care for the ocean.

Last update: 07/04/20

Learn more about the Network of European Blue Schools

How are we connected to the ocean? All people on Earth are directly or indirectly connected to the ocean in a variety of ways: through what we eat, breathe and use, where we go on a holiday. The ocean is our planet's life support system - and it needs our protection. This Network of European Blue Schools aims to inspire teacher, school director or staff of education services, to challenge their students, from kindergarten, primary, lower and upper secondary, technical or vocational schools, to develop a “Find the blue” project that links them to the ocean or the sea. By successfully completing the project and sharing its results, schools will receive the European Blue School label.

Last update: 07/04/20

Become a Member of the EU4Ocean Platform

The EU4Ocean Platform is intended as an inclusive network of stakeholders willing to be actively engaged in connecting existing ocean literacy activities in Europe and shaping future actions. Nevertheless, the EU4Ocean Platform is a membership-based Platform, requiring interested stakeholders to apply through the online application form. This is a fast process, with an expected two working weeks turn-around for approval.

Last update: 06/04/20

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