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Updates from The IMarEST

A massive thank you to everyone involved in the making of Ocean Aware and those who attended the premiere today. The event was a huge success and we are incredibly grateful to all of our partners.

All of the resources from today are available for free at

"From the blue economy perspective – ocean literacy is absolutely critical. We must have a collaborative and multi-sectorial approach and ultilise the UN Ocean Decade to drive the agenda forward" - Chip Cunliffe, Director, Sustainable Development, AXA XL @chipc27


"Ocean literacy will enable the next generation to pursue careers in such an exciting sector. It would be wonderful to have children taught about the oceans in the classroom" Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, Executive Director, Encounter Edu @jamie_bd


OCEAN AWARE THEME 3: Why ocean education benefits us all

"Why should marine industries be investing in ocean literacy, and how can we ensure that education and outreach are accessible to people in the marine sector?"

#OceanAware #oceanliteracy