Irish Ocean Literacy Network


Established: 2016

Organisation type: Informal network
Geographical scope: National
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Organisation’s vision:

To achieve an Ocean Literate society across the island of Ireland. An Ocean Literate society is described as being one in which citizens understand the ocean’s influence on us and vice versa.

“An ocean literate citizen…. understands the importance of the ocean to humankind…can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way and….is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.” – H2020 SeaChange project

Organisation’s mission:

To create, maintain and develop an informal network of ocean literacy champions to facilitate collaboration, sharing and coordination of marine outreach and ocean literacy projects across the island of Ireland.

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):


  • Community Development
  • Infomation sharing
  • Networking
  • collaboration
  • education


  • Ocean literacy/public outreach