EMSEA 2018 conference
The University of Newcastle, United Kingdom.
The 6th EMSEA annual conference with an overarching theme of the North Sea, The Sub‐themes of the are:
Marine Education and Ocean Literacy
UNESCO "From COP21 towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)"
UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The aim is to synthesize recent scientific progress on ocean and climate interplays; evaluating the latest ocean-climate trends within the context of increased ocean action; and reflecting on ways to move “from science to action” (UNESCO, 2018).
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Tall Ship Races Sunderland 2018
Event Maker Volunteer assisting Sail Training International as Event Administrator.
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Practical Training with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
RYA Day Skipper practical training with the awesome crew of OYT Scotland
4-5 December 2017
IOC-UNESCO Regional Office Venice, Italy (Financial support of the Swedish Ministry of the Environment and Energy).
Discussion topics include the UNESCO Ocean Literacy for All voluntary commitment; development of an Ocean Literacy for All road map in preparation for the next UN Ocean Conference; Ocean Literacy for All initiatives best supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 14, proposed International Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030).
30 November - 2 December 2017
Cite Mondiale and Palais de Bourse, Bordeaux, France
Delegate attendance for the fifth year in a row to the annual Sail Training conference. Bringing together current and future leaders of Education under Sail from across the world.
9-10 October 2017
Hosted by the University of Malta, Valletta.
I presented in the Open Session "Sail Training as an Alternative Education Space and how it can be used to promote Marine Citizenship. Case Study: Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.
30 September 2017
Spiced Island, Portsmouth
As part of the Event Committee, we organised the permanent and volunteer crew reunion of the Stavros S Niachros to celebrate her service as a leading Sail Training vessel for the last 17 years and commemorate her retirement.