Blue School Portugal

Blue School Portugal

Blue School Portugal 6607 3456 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

DGPM – Directorate-General for Maritime Policy – Portugal

Blue School Portugal is an educational programme that aims to improve Ocean Literacy in Portuguese schools, creating responsible and active generations who contribute to the Ocean’s sustainability.

This programme distinguishes and provides guidance to schools that work on Ocean Literacy. It encourages school communities to understand the Ocean’s influence on us and our own influence on the Ocean, engaging them to explore Ocean issues through interdisciplinary strategies that aim for a social impact, involving local communities and different partners. Launched in the 2017/18 school year, Blue School Portugal has grown to become a true Ocean Literacy community, gathering students, teachers, families, municipalities, and multiple partner from different sectors. This was the first educational programme worldwide to effectively provide certification to schools for their work on Ocean Literacy, and it has inspired similar initiatives at European and Atlantic level.

Start Date: 01/01/2017
End Date: 31/12/2030

Lead Contact: Marisa Lameiras da Silva (

challenges: 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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