We want every Black Sea citizen
to become Ocean Literate!
“An ocean literate society understands the impact that individuals and communities have on the ocean and the impact
that the ocean has on our lives and well-being. More than just a concept, Ocean Literacy is a fundamental means to enhance
ocean knowledge, build connections in people’s lives, and support and encourage citizens and stakeholders to act in a positive
way for our Ocean. Ocean literacy is a way to advance sustainable practices, develop policy, promote responsible
citizenship, and encourage young people to be involved in shaping the future. Ocean literacy is essential to protect
the ocean for future generations”
Definition by the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA)
BRIDGE-BS will establish an Ocean Literacy Network
for the first time in the Black Sea Basin
Online Directory of the Black Sea Literacy Initiatives is a product of
ongoing research and we continuously update the data
There is more to come.