The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) has partnered with the University of Bergen (Norway) to organize a virtual side event focused on the role of education in ocean science. The ocean is still the least explored part of the planet and ocean literacy is low both among policy-makers and the general population.
How can more ocean research and educating the ocean science leaders of the future help to increase funding for SDG14? How can we use local knowledge for global impact? How can partnerships contribute to strengthen ocean literacy?
This side event will try to answer these questions, while taking a look at how to raise ocean literacy through research and higher education. An all-women panel will provide examples of how local knowledge is used in research and higher education, including examples of funding opportunities, experiences working with government bodies to strengthen ocean-related science, how academia can contribute to raising ocean literacy awareness, and more.
The event will take place on Tuesday, 6 July 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm [EDT/New York time].