Baltic Ocean Literacy

About Ocean Literacy in the Baltic

The Baltic Sea is an ecosystem facing unique challenges. The intensity of usage by multiple actors from the shipping industry to energy, combined with nutrient run-off from agriculture and phenomena such as exacerbated algal blooms make a “healthy Baltic Sea for all” a very demanding task.

And yet, the Baltic Sea region is also home to some of the best-established and intensive international cooperation at the scientific, civil and even political level. Its burgeoning blue bioeconomy needs a big push from the consumer awareness and demand side. 

Our aim is to capitalise on the tradition of exchange and to bring Ocean Literacy more into focus at the Baltic level, making the most of all the existing grassroots initiatives that are already reaching out locally. Our immediate aim is to operationalise the next phase of the EU4Ocean coalition in the Baltic. This means engaging with our stakeholders on the current state of OL in the BSR and focusing on challenges that are particular to our sea basin, as well as identifying concrete actions to address these. 

Latest news in Ocean Literacy

Upcoming events

Meet the Baltic Sea Ocean Literacy Community

  • European Marine Science Educators Association
  • University of Gothenburg
  • KTH Royal Institute of Stockholm 
  • DG MARE 
  • Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
  • John Nurminen Foundation
  • Baltic Sea Action Group
  • EUCC Coastal Union Germany 
  • Centre for Sea and Society University of Gothenburg 
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • CPMR Baltic Sea Commission
  • Blue Society

Baltic Marine and Coastal Citizen Science

In the context of the assignment ‘Holistic Marine Citizen Science Projects’ Mapping in the Baltic Sea Region’ as funded by BANOS CSA – s.Pro sustainable-projects GmbH is undertaking a comprehensive mapping exercise to develop the first-ever overview of marine citizen science projects in and around the Baltic Sea Region. 

The overview and analysis will be made public hin the later half of 2021 - so stay tuned! Want to include your project? Fill in this survey: 


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