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Connected to the oceans

4. Connected to the oceans

Supporting ocean literacy and public engagement

Summary

This paper synthesises knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines to identify and outline potential for positive change in global ocean literacy and connectedness to the ocean. We highlight four key drivers through which to achieve our aims: i) education, ii) cultural connections, (iii) technological developments, and iv) science–policy interconnections and information pathways. We explore these drivers in depth, to identify how each may play a role in improving understanding and perceptions of ocean sustainability and engender widespread societal support for effective ocean management and conservation at local, regional and global scales. In doing so, we develop a ‘toolbox for ocean literacy’, a practical broad-focus resource for enhancing ocean connections worldwide.

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Lead Investigators

Rachel Kelly

CMS

Anchor

Karen Evans

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Co-Authors

Meet our fellow team members who contribute to the success of this project.

Amelie Meyer

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes / Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
Chris Cvitanovic

Chris Cvitanovic

Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University / CMS
Coco Cullen-Knox

Coco Cullen-Knox

Gretta Pecl

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
Jenn Scott

Jenn Scott

School of Psychology, University of Tasmania
Jonny Stark

Jonny Stark

Australian Antarctic Division

Karen Alexander

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Kimberley Norris

Kirsty Nash

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
Kristy de Salas

Kristy de Salas

University of Tasmania, Discipline of ICT

Linda Murray

Massey University

Lindsay Wells

University of Tasmania, Discipline of ICT / UNSW - EPICentre

Madi Green

University of Tasmania / CMS / Otlet

Michael Oellermann

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

G. Reza Emad

University of Tasmania / Australian Maritime College

Scott Ling

Stuart Corney

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Silvana Bettiol

University of Tasmania, Medical Science

Sierra Ison

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
Carolina Garcia

Carolina Garcia

Catriona Hurd

Catriona MacLeod

Michael Murunga

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Liam Fullbrook

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania / CMS / PandIR UTAS

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