On the 5th of May 2022, the European Atlas of the Seas participated in the Education for Climate Policy and Practice Forum organised by the Education for Climate Coalition. The Education for Climate Coalition is the European participatory education community to support the changes needed for a climate-neutral society. Challenges developed in this framework, through co-innovation labs, involve teachers, students and education stakeholders aiming at promoting education for environmental sustainability through tangible learning outcomes.
The Education for Climate Policy and Practice Forum included two components:
The European Atlas of the Seas contributed to the dialogue dedicated to ‘Making saving water a lifelong habit’ water. During this dialogue, the to-be-tested activities and approaches in this area were announced. The Atlas, during its presentation, invited the participants to reflect on how their actions on water, at school, can benefit the ocean.
The Map of the Week, the Atlas’ map layer on river and lakes, is very interesting in this regard. Drainage networks and associated drainage basins form complex functional entities important not only for hydrological processes but also for environmental processes at large. As rivers flow into the ocean, water quality in the ocean directly depends on water quality of rivers. Zoom in and have a look! What is the nearest river to where you live?
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The data in this map are provided by the Joint Research Center.