Global Ocean Science Education Workshop

2017 Workshop will be in Venice, Italy

May 23-25th 2017


The Global Ocean Science Education Workshops are sponsored and facilitated by the international Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, and the College of Exploration. A key outcome of the 2016 workshop has been the establishment of five international working groups focused on:
• Workforce development to support the Blue Economy (including graduate education)
• Development of common messages and communication tools
• Development of an online platform for the purpose of sharing education resources and information about people and projects
• Development of resources and programs for policymakers and other stakeholders
• Establishing collaborations to support World Ocean Day

The 2017 GOSE Workshop will focus on forging new connections within the global marine community. The goals are to:
• Bring together the ocean science, education, policy and business sectors;
• Foster the work of the five international working groups;
• Initiate the development of a certificate course for business leaders and policymakers; and
• Provide a forum to discuss coastal resilience and share examples of resilient cities.

The GOSE Workshop is the only platform of its kind, bringing together the ocean science, education, policy, and business sectors to improve ocean science education across the globe.



Yvonne Battiau-Queney awarded chevalier of the Legion of Honour as EUCC France president

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It is a pleasure for EUCC community to announce that EUCC French branch president has been recognized chevalier of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur), the highest French order for military and civil merits, as “president of a national environmental protection association”.


Yvonne joint EUCC France since its foundation in 1994 by the eminent geographer Roland Paskoff. She became president in 2009. Since then she has been very active not only in France but also in the European context, hand-to-hand with the EUCC international secretariat and other national branches and offices. In this sense, she is at the forefront of the organization committee of the EUCC bi-annual conference Littoral in Biarritz later this year. Also in the Basque region, another milestone has been possible thanks to her dedication: the foundation of EUCC Atlantic Centre. Under her presidency, EUCC-France has celebrated its 20 years of…

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DEVOTES-EUROMARINE Summer School: 6th to 9th June 2016, San Sebastian

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  • devotes_save_20161-246x300Venue: Aquarium. Donostia – San Sebastián (Spain)
  • Date: 6 – 9 June 2016
  • Organizer: AZTI, SYKE and Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Language: English
  • Programme and registration form will be available soon.

The summer school will be held from 6th to 9th June 2016 (coinciding with the week of the Oceans’ Day on 8th June), at Aquarium of San Sebastian (Spain), European Capital of the Culture in 2016. This is the 13th AZTI’s Summer School and the 4th DEVOTES Summer School.

The topic for this summer school relates to marine ecosystem services and thelinks between their assessment, mapping and the need for a socio-ecological framework to address the important management issues related to the governance of the oceans. Governing the oceans and keeping them in a healthy state requires activities at sea to be sustainable, so that the ecosystem services provided by the oceans and the functionality of the ecosystems can be maintained.

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UfM to enhance regional cooperation on climate change at COP21

The UfM Secretariat has organised, with the support of the European Union, an event during the COP21 currently taking place in Paris. The aim was to discuss the role of the UfM as a facilitator to put into operation the provisions of the Paris declaration. It will also be an opportunity for France, current COP Presidency, and Morocco, forthcoming COP presidency, to exchange views on the role of the Euro-Mediterranean region in the global process.
Representatives of the European Commission, France, and Morocco were joined by the Team Leader of the EU-funded ClimaSouth project to discuss the need to reinforce regional cooperation on climate change.
The interventions focused on the established cooperation within the Union for the Mediterranean Climate Change Expert Group, namely the agreed work plan and its relevance to the international climate change negotiations. The UfM Secretariat also presented existing and planned initiatives in order to enhance regional cooperation on climate change in the region according to the priorities identified by the UfM Member States in the Athens Declaration in May 2014.

2nd Iberoamerican Congress on Integrated Coastal Zone Management

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The 2nd Iberoamerican Congress on Integrated Coastal Zone Management emphasizes
the “Governance for ecosystem services in coasts and oceans”and will be held in Florianó
polis, SC, Brazil, from the 3rd to the 6th of May 2016. The 2nd ICZM Iberoamerica Congress
intends to give continuity to the goals set in the 1st ICZM Iberoamerica Congress held in
Cádiz, 2012, working on the development of a regional framework for the exchange of
experiences and knowledge that will improve the governance for the coastal sustainability
in Iberoamerica.
The focus of this second edition, the ecosystem based management (EBM), is an approach
that links the environmental health to the human well-being, as the environment provides
valuable natural services, or “Ecosystem Services” to human communities. These services
depend on the complexity of ecosystems, the connections among them, the link between
land, fresh and salt water, and their integration with the human beings. The…

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Anna Lindh Foundation: Prior information notice for Opinion Poll service contract in the Mediterranean

The Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures has launched an International Restricted Service Tender for the selection of a service provider to carry out an opinion poll in 2016.
The service provider should produce an Opinion Poll addressed to citizens of the countries of the Union for the Mediterranean and a related data analysis in line with the objective of the ALF programme to publish the third edition of the Anna Lindh Report on Intercultural Trends and Social Change in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The indicative budget is €400,000 and the intended timing of publication of the contract notice is 30 September 2015.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue promotes knowledge, mutual respect and inter-cultural dialogue between the people of the Euro-Mediterranean region, working through a network of more than 3,000 civil society organisations in 43 countries. Its budget is co-funded by the EU (€10 million) and the EU member states (€6 million). (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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TWAS Science Diplomacy Workshop on Sustainable Water Management

August 23 deadline. TWAS will cover 80% of travel costs of young scientists plus full accommodation and visa.

The 4-5-day course will take place in Trieste, Italy, from 30 November to 4 December 2015.

The course will expose participants to some key contemporary international policy issues relating to science diplomacy and sustainable water management, including the use of shared rivers and underground aquifers, cross-border pollution issues, safe drinking water, etc.
Keynote presentations will set the scene and allow participants to develop their own projects in breakout groups. It is likely that there will also be the opportunity to visit a local water purification plant.
Applications are invited from young scientists, policymakers and diplomats, especially from developing countries. We ask you to read the guidelines before submitting your application. Applications can only be accepted via the online form which will be available until midnight (Central European Summer Time) of 23 August 2015.

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