ResponSEAble – Protecting the ocean: our collective responsibility, our common interest – Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean literacy in Europe short named ResponSEAble
H2020 Programme, DG Research

ResponSEAbleThe project ResponSEAble aims at supporting the emergence of an effective and dynamic ocean knowledge system that contributes to raising awareness on everybody’s (individual and collective, direct and indirect) responsibility and interest in a healthy and sustainable ocean.
More specifically, the objectives of ResponSEAble are:

  • To develop a publicly-accessible and structured knowledge base capturing the main human-ocean relationships, building in particular on the ecosystem service framework;
  • To develop and test a process for developing ocean-related communication materials and products in a coherent, sound and cost-effective manner, so awareness of relevant societal stakeholders and the wider public is effectively enhanced as a means of changing behaviour in the short to medium term. This process will build inter-alia on: (1) the synthesis of information on the organisation of the ocean-related economy so windows for behavioural changes are identified; and, (2) the critical analysis of the ocean knowledge system including of existing ocean literacy initiatives and of target groups perceptions and values;
  • To develop clear guidance for ocean and ocean literacy decision makers on the development of cost-effective ocean literacy strategies that aim at « changing behaviour » so pressures on the ecosystems are reduced;
  • To develop a package of sound communication materials and products on the human-ocean relationship and on responsibilities and interest in a healthy and sustainable ocean. This package will be (1) innovative, computer-based, interactive and mutual-learning; (2) complementary to more traditional ocean literacy; (3) dedicated to priority target audiences and the wider; and (4) disseminated to the main relays and “knowledge multipliers” so their chances of wide application and use are enhanced

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