UNESCO Chair OceanExpert

UNESCO Chair OceanExpert

UNESCO Chair OceanExpert 1920 1080 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

University of Porto, CIIMAR – Portugal

The UNESCO Chair OceanExpert is set to promote an integrated system of research, training, and information on ocean science education, ocean literacy and sustainable ocean economy.

It aims to facilitate collaboration between recognised researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Portugal and Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Its specific objectives are to: i) undertake research on critical gaps in ocean science, governance and practices to meet relevant challenges for successful implementation of the Ocean Decade; ii) promote Ocean Science education and training of children, youth, civil society and targeted stakeholders with focus on disadvantaged groups; iii) establish a network with countries in the South and other UNESCO Chairs, considering the global priorities of UNESCO, acting as a hub for information and global connector, harnessing higher education innovations; and iv) cooperate closely with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs.

Start Date: 04/08/2022
End Date: 04/07/2026

Lead Contact: Laura Guimarães (guimlid@gmail.com)

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project

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