About Ocean Literacy 2018

The Ocean Literacy in Coastal Cities Conference took place 6-7 December 2018 in Malmö. The aim was to inspire, learn, debate and drive action at a local level for the marine environment with focus on ocean literacy in coastal cities.

To achieve the necessary targets under SDG 14 – Life Below Water knowledge and awareness among young people and adults in our cities needs to improve.

The conference focused on how we instil knowledge about the sea at an early age. How can we motivate future generations to undertake preventive work and increase knowledge and understanding regarding the importance of our seas?

We focused on three lines of thought in breakout sessions led by experts in the different areas:

  • Capacity development and knowledge alliances for the sea
  • The roles and responsibilities of coastal towns and cities
  • Ocean literacy in schools

For more information:

Rasmus Fredriksson

Project Manager

City of Malmö

+46 708 57 71 24