Promoting ocean literacy
Ocean literacy is defined as “an understanding of the ocean's influence on you and your influence on the ocean”.
Our ocean is facing a triple threat of climate change, overfishing and pollution. Ocean literacy ensures that our future leaders and shoppers are equipped with the knowledge to continue the fight to protect our ocean.
A key objective of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is to boost ocean literacy in the formal education sector. The aim is to create a new generation of ocean leaders by 2030.
The MSC has a vision of our ocean teeming with life for this and future generations. Therefore, the MSC provides teachers with free-to-use teaching and learning resources aligned to their curriculum. By working with partners such as zoos, aquaria and museums, we're providing free teacher workshops to equip teachers with the confidence to advance ocean literacy.