Sea Change is an outreach project on ocean literacy. It includes 17 partners and is designed to contribute to the goals of developing and protecting marine resources through the Horizon 2020 priority of "A Better Society". The aim is to contribute to an 'ecosystem-based approach' relationship between EU citizens and the sea. This will be achieved by combining marine environmental knowledge and insights from educational science into activities for social participation and innovation. The 'ecosystem-based approach' is a way of democratically making decisions in order to manage our activities sustainably. It recognises that humans are part of the ecosystem and that our activities both affect the ecosystem and depend on it.
At the University of Gothenburg the project is a collaboration with the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.
Åsa Mäkitalo (project leader), E-mail