2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference

 6-8 December 2016, Bruges – Belgium

Bolstering understanding of ocean research and its possible applications for society at large is the most effective way to trigger concrete actions in favour of a healthier ocean. That was the main message behind the organization of the 2nd International Marine Science Communication Conference, CommOCEAN (Bruges, 6-8 December 2016).

The CommOCEAN conference was followed by a 1-day training, organized through IOC’s Ocean Teacher Global Academy. Lisa Tossey from the University of Delaware and the National Marine Science Educators Association led several sessions focused on giving the 50 participants all the tools and tips for effective ocean science communication in the digital era.

The CommOCEAN conference was co-organized by the ECOPOTENTIAL partner UNESCO- IOC, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), the European Marine Board (EMB) and its Communication panel.