The Sea Change project is structured around nine technical Work Packages (WPs), which directly meet the project’s goals, and address the ethical, training, and dissemination issues of the project. The WPs are coordinated by WP9, which is fully dedicated to project management.

Work Package 1: Sea Change Fundamentals - Baseline Review

WP1 Lead partner: European Marine Board (EMB)

WP1 Coordinator: Dr. Niall McDonough and Veronica French

Contact details: nmcdonough@esf.org or VFrench@esf.org

Objectives:
The objective of WP1 is to conduct focused baseline reviews of existing knowledge to support the overall concepts of the project and the objectives of the mobilisation Work Packages (WP3 - Education & Lifelong Learning, WP4 - Sea Action and WP5 - Governance).

Specific Objectives:
• Provide an introduction to the concept of Ocean Literacy and its development.
• Review and synthesise research on the links between the ocean and human health.
• Summarise current public perception studies on marine environmental issues.
• Conduct separate reviews for each of the three mobilisation ‘pillars’ of the project (i.e. Education, Engagement and Governance).

Tasks:
Task 1.1: Develop dynamic materials to present the concept of OL and the Sea Change Initiative.
Task 1.2: Review and synthesise research on the links between the planet's seas and oceans and human health
Task 1.3: Review public perception studies on marine environmental issues and ways of bringing about societal change
Task 1.4: Review in support of the project pillars, Education, Sea Action and Governance

Work Package 2: Social Innovation and Participation Processes (SIPPS)

WP2 Lead partner: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) 

WP2 Coordinator: Dr. Christine Domegan

Contact details: christine.domegan@nuigalway.ie

Objective: The objective of WP2 is to co-develop and support selected social innovation participation and consultation processes and protocols to be used over the whole duration of the project, supporting all other WPs.

Specific Objectives:
• Define OL co-creation principles for Sea Change WPs
• Train the Sea Change partnership to become OL “Sea Change agents”
• Design Sea Change co-discovery, co-design, co-delivery consultations protocols underpinned by OL cocreation principles for application in WP3, 4, and 5
• Train WP3, 4, and 5 in Sea Change co-discovery, co-design, co-create consultation protocols for WP3, 4, 5 activities
• Refine OL co-creation principles based on test sites and WPs results
• Train the extended Sea Change networks to become OL “Sea Change agents

Tasks:
Task 2.1 Define OL co-creation principles and benchmarks for application and testing in WP3, 4, 5, scaling up in WP6 and evaluation in WP8
Task 2.2 Train the Sea Change partnership to become OL “Sea Change Agents”
Task 2.3 Design co-discovery, co-design and co-delivery consultation protocols for WPs 3, 4 and 5
Task 2.4 Deliver a participation protocols learning workshop and manual.
Task 2.5 Train the extended Sea Change partner networks to become OL “Sea Change agents”

Work Package 3: Mobilisation: Education & Lifelong Learning

WP3 Lead partner: Göteborgs Universitet (UGOT)

WP3 Coordinator: Geraldine Fauville and Dr. Susan Gotensparre

Contact details: geraldine.fauville@gu.se and susan.gotensparre@bioenv.gu.se

Objective: The aim of WP3 is to focus on education and lifelong learning as a powerful vehicle for sustainable change. WP3 will carry out actions focused on empowering educators, students and educational communities to help address Ocean Literacy and advocate behaviour change for Seas and Ocean Health, sustainable beyond the Sea Change project.

Specific Objectives:
• Facilitating the uptake of existing and new OL teaching resources.
• Develop the concept of “Blue Schools” as a potential long term initiative for empowerment
• Empower formal educators with marine teaching practices through training and networking opportunities.

Tasks:
Task 3.1: Consultation with Education Stakeholders
Task 3.2: Identify and facilitate access to and uptake of existing “OL” learning elements
Task 3.3: Develop new innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans Health
Task 3.4: Develop and Pilot the concept of “Blue Schools” as a long term empowering initiative
Task 3.5: Empower teachers to become champions of change through engagement and support of European teacher training/summer schools
Task 3.6: Establish and develop a peer community of marine educators
Task 3.7: Monitor, measure and assess the success of WP3 actions

Work Package 4: Mobilisation: Sea Action – where society and science meet

WP4 Lead partner: VLIZ

WP4 Coordinator: Dr. Jan Seys

Contact details: jan.seys@vliz.be 

Objectives: The objective of WP4 is to mobilise/engage the wider public and target various subgroups on how the seas and ocean affects our daily lives and on how we citizens also have an impact on the health of the seas and ocean.

Specific Objectives:
• Develop tools and activities that stimulate high-profile information exchange and engage target audiences in the links between the marine environment and human health.
• Explore how societal change in people’s attitude, behaviours, values and attitude towards the seas can be brought about by identifying/testing innovative formats, including Citizen Science.
• Create interaction among different groups in society with the aim of multiplying and transferring knowledge and stories on how a more ocean literate society could look like.

Tasks:
Task 4.1: Public consultation with citizens and development/testing of Ocean SIPP
Task 4.2: Co-creation of content for a European-wide internet-based platform as a tool for co-design, sharing and idea generation across Society
Task 4.3: Citizen Science Ocean Initiative
Task 4.4 Public engagement across Europe through innovation

Work Package 5: Mobilisation: Marine Governance

WP5 Lead partner: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

WP5 Coordinator: Dr Francesca Santoro

Contact details: f.santoro@unesco.org

Objectives: WP5 will engage in a dialogue with key actors of the international marine governance system with a particular focus on Europe and the trans-Atlantic context on the link between human health and the health of the seas and ocean in order to improve decision-making and subsequent policy development.

Specific Objectives
• Consult with marine governance actors on the link between the seas and ocean with human health and how this might feature in International and European Policy
• Engage in a dialogue with policy actors and private sector actors on the role the seas and ocean plays in a healthy planet and society
• Research and develop effective tools and methods for establishing a science-society-policy interface in order to support information policy-making and governance of the ocean in the most effective ways possible

Tasks:
Task 5.1: Review and analysis of the international marine governance system actors and mechanisms with particular reference to European and trans-Atlantic context
Task 5.2: Consult and engage in a dialogue with key actors of the marine governance system on the link between seas and ocean and human health
Task 5.3: Tools and mechanism for enhancing science-policy interface

Work Package 6:Sea Change Legacy

WP6 Lead partner: Ciencia Viva-Agencia Nacional Para a Cultura Cientifica e Tecnologica

WP6 Coordinator: Dr. Ana Noronha

Contact details: anoronha@cienciaviva.pt

Objectives: The objective of WP6 is to build on the project activities, their outputs and impacts with a view to ensure there is a legacy to Sea Change beyond the project duration and to improve OL of European Citizens so that they can become more active actors of change to help protect the seas and ocean.

Specific Objectives:
• Disseminate best practice in Sea Change
• Develop networks of Sea Change with a view to their continuation beyond the project
• Develop a Legacy Action Plan

Tasks:
Task 6.1: Carry out Communications activities in conjunction with established thematic days
Task 6.2: Engage and collaborate with science centres, museums and aquaria as multipliers of the outcomes of Sea Change
Task 6.3: Engage with other initiatives and programmes involved in Ocean Literacy and related seas and ocean issues for exchange, synergies and cooperation
Task 6.4: Engage with private sector actors in marine/maritime sectors to communicate the benefits of an Ocean Literate public and explore synergies and cooperation
Task 6.5: Develop a Key Outputs Brochure, refinement of the co-creation Ocean Literacy principles and Strategic Plan for the sustainability of the Sea Change project

Work Package 7: Dissemination and Communication

WP7 Lead partner: AquaTT

WP7 Coordinator: Tanja Calis

Contact details: tanja@aquatt.ie

Objectives:
• To create a project branding identity and suitable promotional materials
• To disseminate information about the project’s activities and results
• To develop Sea Change public awareness campaign
• To support the communication activities and design and production of outputs from the other project WPs
• To compile and disseminate new knowledge and outcomes generated within the project and facilitate uptake of results by stakeholders and end users

Tasks:
Task 7.1 Implementation of Dissemination and Exploitation Plan (DEP)
Task 7.2 Create the Sea Change public campaign to raise awareness of the interconnectedness of seas, ocean and human health
Task 7.3 General Project Dissemination
Task 7.4 Development of project website
Task 7.5 Provision of communications support across all other WPs
Task 7.6 Ensuring visibility and promotion of the Sea Change project at relevant events
Task 7.7 End of Project Conference and Outputs

Work Package 8: Impact Evaluation

WP8 Lead partner: CEFAS

WP8 Coordinator: Paul Buckley

Contact details: Paul.Buckley@cefas.co.uk

Objectives: To develop and implement an evaluation programme. The programme will measure the impact of activities carried out within the project, and establish a framework to evaluate wider impacts beyond the project lifetime.

Specific Objectives:
• Devise a cross-cutting evaluation programme.
• Develop appropriate impact metrics for mobilisation work package activities.
• Monitor the impact that mobilization activities are having and provide advice to mobilization work packages to increase impact over the project lifetime.

Tasks:
Task 8.1: Development of a project evaluation programme
Task 8.2: Review of existing impact metrics and application to mobilization WP activities
Task 8.3: Monitoring and reviewing impact of mobilisation WP activities

Work Package 9: Project Management

WP9 Lead partner: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

WP9 Coordinator: Jon Parr

Contact details: jpar@MBA.ac.uk or ficr@MBA.ac.uk

Objectives: WP9 deals with the administrative management of the Sea Change project.

Specific Objectives:
• Guarantee from the start of the project that there is full participation from all partners to ensure that the contract is executed in a timely and efficient way and that the project objectives are met.
• Ensure that the work and tasks are completed on time and to a high quality.
• Monitor the expenses and allocation of the budget, ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, and make necessary adjustments to the implementation of the project, including potential deviations.
• Ensure that reporting is done on a periodic basis, in the most efficient and pragmatic way, according to Commission guidelines to provide all consortium members with all important and high-impact information that may influence the outcome of the project.
• Ensure full cooperation between consortium partners and the EC to enable Sea Change to be fully implemented.
• Ensure International cooperation and knowledge sharing especially with partners in North America and Canada

Tasks:
Task 9.1: Development and implementation of management structure and tools
Task 9.2 International collaboration
Task 9.3 Commencement of the Project
Task 9.4 Communication and administration among partners
Task 9.5 Financial and Project administration
Task 9.6 Gender issues

COLUMBUS– Atlantic Crab Resource Users Transnational Network

Why COLUMBUS?

About Arcunet PictureThe distribution of brown crab spans the entire Atlantic Area. While the catching sector is concentrated mainly in the UK, Ireland and France, both France and Spain play a huge role in the distribution and buying of brown crab once it is landed. Processing and value adding activities are spread across the whole region.

A robust brown crab resource exists with a fleet that is equipped to catch and land crab to buyers and processors feeding into a predominantly European market. The fishing effort is focused in the United Kingdom, which accounts for nearly 60% of landings; Ireland and France  come next as major suppliers while Norway also contributes significantly to  the overall supply of  brown crab. Further value accrues to the countries of the Atlantic Area from these landings through transport, holding facilities and processing and while there are no definitive figures available on the total economic value added through these activities it is reasonable to assume that the total is somewhere between two and three times the landed value, making the industry worth between €130 and €200 million per annum .

However, a number of challenges face the industry across the member states such as increasing fuel prices, diminishing demand on European markets, competition from cheaper non EU imports and quality issues. This had forced the industry in the UK, Ireland and France to take a transnational approach to these issues and to attempt to address these issues through dialogue and co-operation. In taking this initiative, albeit on an ad hoc basis, it was acknowledged that a lack of trust and competition between countries was further hampering the economic viability of the sector in the face of exogenous challenges. These factors led to the development of this project which proposes a formalised transnational approach to catching, transport, processing and selling of brown crab, a common Atlantic Area resource.

Objectives

The aim of the project is to ensure and sustain the economic viability of the European brown crab industry through transnational co-operation which will be realised with the following objectives:

  1. Form a transnational industry network to identify and address factors to improve brown crab competitiveness through co-operation, communication and innovation.
  2. Build an industry science interface with an agreed policy for assessment and monitoring that feed into management and policy at national, regional and EU level.
  3. Develop and encourage the widespread adoption of an accredited European brown crab standard to deliver a responsibly caught, quality product to the market place.
  4. Increase the economic viability of the entire sector through analysis of the brown crab production chain and improve competitive advantage through the identification of key cost points
  5. Enhance competitiveness through the introduction of innovative practices and products informed by the production chain analysis
  6. Increase the market presence and visibility of brown crab through focused European marketing and consumer education.

Expected Results

  • A dynamic network that combines UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Portugal in a regular effective communication forum that engenders trust and openness in dealing with sectoral challenges with a solution based approach. In the short term there will be a stabilisation in market price through managing the supply of the shared resource to satisfy the market demand.
  • An agreed indicator framework for assessing and monitoring the fishery allowing stakeholders to participate meaningfully in transnational management of a shared resource.
  • A European brown crab quality standard with a responsible approach to exploitation of a sustainable resource backed by scientific evaluations, accredited to ISO 9000 and ISO 65.
  • An economic analysis of route to market which will result in a model through which measures to increase competitiveness can be pinpointed, and their effectiveness gauged on an ongoing basis.
  • New product formats and cheaper transport based on innovative use of a superior quality brown crab raw product based on technical, market and consumer research.
  • Increase in the sale of brown crab product through the maintenance of current demand for traditional product formats and attraction of new consumers to through education and the provision of alternative product formats

Education V4

Sea Change aims to educate the public on marine issues to promote responsible behaviour towards the marine environment and its resources. Formal and informal education is an important channel to reach young citizens and promote Ocean Literacy within society.

Consultations

Sea Change held consultation workshops for education stakeholders to gain a deeper insight into the perceived barriers of stakeholders and solutions towards identifying the barriers to teaching teenagers (12-19 years of age) about the Ocean. The workshops were held in the following European countries: Sweden, Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

Sea Change Ocean European Database of Good Examples in Marine Education and Outreach (EDGE)

This database is the perfect tool for both formal educators and people interested in informal learning to find resources, activities, educational materials and inspiration for teaching ocean-related topics to any kind of audience. The database currently contains 133 records and is available to the public using the following link: http://seachangeproject.eu/campaign/sea-change-database

E-Learning Books

We are developing new and innovative learning resources about ocean health. The two interactive e-learning books focus on: harmful algal blooms and coral reefs. These e-books will be trialled in Ireland, Sweden and Belgium.

Game Technology

Sea Change ran a technology design competition for young coders in Galway, Ireland together with the coding club CoderDojo (www.coderdojo.com) to raise awareness of marine issues like protecting cold-water coral reefs, reducing micro-plastics, and maintaining ocean health. The winning game may be incorporated into e-learning books and will be added to the Online Directory of OL teaching resources. For more information, see: www.seachangeproject.eu/futureocean.

Blue Schools

The goal is to develop the theoretical concept of Blue Schools in eight countries (Greece, Sweden, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Portugal and Spain), which are holding consultation workshops with relevant education stakeholders to discuss the feasibility of such a concept. The aim of Blue Schools is to foster marine environmental awareness, not only in each individual school but also by promoting Ocean Literacy across Europe in an impactful way. The Blue Schools programme aims to link the ocean to the curriculum and will show the way in which this could happen.

Teacher Training/Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

The course “From ABC to ABSeas: Ocean Literacy for all” aims to inform and enable teachers and students from Europe and beyond to incorporate Ocean Literacy into their educational programmes with a specific focus on the ability to use this knowledge to enhance society’s responsibility towards the marine environment and develop ocean literate citizens. The course started on 8 November 2016 and will run until 5 December. To enrol, see: https://platform.europeanmoocs.eu/course_from_abc_to_abseas_ocean_liter

A survey has also been conducted to map marine professional development opportunities for teachers in Belgium, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

EMSEA

The European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) is an informal non-profit organisation which provides a platform for ocean education and promoting Ocean Literacy within Europe. The aim of Sea Change is to continue developing EMSEA as a strong network of marine educators.

Online Seminars

The five webinars will gather worldwide educators and marine and education scientists to learn from each other and discuss the science related to ocean and human health. Every webinar concentrates on one of the five topics: the planet’s life supporting system, food, pollution, medicines and blue gym.

Public Engagement V5

The Sea Change project is all about rethinking the way marine scientists and other owners of ocean knowledge should interact with the public, in order to increase Ocean Literacy and change behaviour with regard to the world’s ocean. Whether the aim is to engage with formal educators, the general public or ocean governors, the interaction should be multidirectional rather than top-down and co-creative instead of ‘office-made’. In Sea Change Work Package 4 we selected four major pathways to co-create joint activities with the European public at large. They will all be tested and carried out in cooperation with some dedicated stakeholders and partners.


From Citizen Ideas to Unique ‘Social Innovation Participation Processes (SIPP)’ Events

In 2017, seven European partner institutions will co-organise unique, ocean knowledge driven events with the public which will be based on Social Innovation Participation Processes (SIPP). Ideas were captured during an EU Ideas Bank contest held in early 2016 called Think Big, Think Ocean . The winning ideas will be further refined during consultation workshops with the relevant stakeholders involved in each activity. The resulting activities will test how ocean information (e.g. on safety at sea, sustainable fisheries, plastic waste management, etc.) can best be shared among members of the public in an engaging and interactive way.


Building a European Platform with Information on Benefits and Dangers of the Sea

One location where ocean information is particularly crucial for the well-being of the wider public, is the beach. When millions of tourists and local people gather on European beaches, it is critical that they be conscious of the potential risks that exist at a particular beach and informed on how to prevent and treat injuries. The platform will include 13 hazards (tides, currents, waves, natural and man-made structures, dangerous animals, alcohol, sand-digging, interaction with water sports, lightning, water quality, water temperature and sunshine). Life Savers associations will have an opportunity to co-design the platform by providing reports and testimonies on hazards and benefits of the sea.


CrabWatch: an Ocean Citizen Science Initiative

Well-designed, citizen science initiatives are a very strong tool to engage with the public and share information in a multidirectional way. In this Sea Change task, European citizens will be challenged to make an inventory of beach crabs by carrying out standardised protocols and engage in a most enjoyable and scientifically sound “CrabWatch”!

For updates on CrabWatch, check #CrabWatch on Twitter!


Public Engagement Through Innovative Events in Science Centres and Aquaria

Science centres and aquaria are among the best ambassadors of ocean knowledge for schools and families. Building upon their long experience, complemented with SIPPs, six of these centres (MUZEIKO – Bulgaria; AHHAA – Estonia; IQLandia – Czech Republic; Nausicaä – France; Lighthouse Foundation – Germany; CeDePesca – Argentina) will test new ways of interacting with water sports enthusiasts and between younger and older generations.

The Sea Change project is structured around nine technical Work Packages (WPs), which directly meet the project’s goals, and address the ethical, training, and dissemination issues of the project. The WPs are coordinated by WP9, which is fully dedicated to project management.

Work Package 1: Sea Change Fundamentals - Baseline Review

WP1 Lead partner: European Marine Board (EMB)

WP1 Coordinator: Dr. Niall McDonough and Veronica French

Contact details: nmcdonough@esf.org or VFrench@esf.org

Objectives:
The objective of WP1 is to conduct focused baseline reviews of existing knowledge to support the overall concepts of the project and the objectives of the mobilisation Work Packages (WP3 - Education & Lifelong Learning, WP4 - Sea Action and WP5 - Governance).

Specific Objectives:
• Provide an introduction to the concept of Ocean Literacy and its development.
• Review and synthesise research on the links between the ocean and human health.
• Summarise current public perception studies on marine environmental issues.
• Conduct separate reviews for each of the three mobilisation ‘pillars’ of the project (i.e. Education, Engagement and Governance).

Tasks:
Task 1.1: Develop dynamic materials to present the concept of OL and the Sea Change Initiative.
Task 1.2: Review and synthesise research on the links between the planet's seas and oceans and human health
Task 1.3: Review public perception studies on marine environmental issues and ways of bringing about societal change
Task 1.4: Review in support of the project pillars, Education, Sea Action and Governance

Work Package 2: Social Innovation and Participation Processes (SIPPS)

WP2 Lead partner: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) 

WP2 Coordinator: Dr. Christine Domegan

Contact details: christine.domegan@nuigalway.ie

Objective: The objective of WP2 is to co-develop and support selected social innovation participation and consultation processes and protocols to be used over the whole duration of the project, supporting all other WPs.

Specific Objectives:
• Define OL co-creation principles for Sea Change WPs
• Train the Sea Change partnership to become OL “Sea Change agents”
• Design Sea Change co-discovery, co-design, co-delivery consultations protocols underpinned by OL cocreation principles for application in WP3, 4, and 5
• Train WP3, 4, and 5 in Sea Change co-discovery, co-design, co-create consultation protocols for WP3, 4, 5 activities
• Refine OL co-creation principles based on test sites and WPs results
• Train the extended Sea Change networks to become OL “Sea Change agents

Tasks:
Task 2.1 Define OL co-creation principles and benchmarks for application and testing in WP3, 4, 5, scaling up in WP6 and evaluation in WP8
Task 2.2 Train the Sea Change partnership to become OL “Sea Change Agents”
Task 2.3 Design co-discovery, co-design and co-delivery consultation protocols for WPs 3, 4 and 5
Task 2.4 Deliver a participation protocols learning workshop and manual.
Task 2.5 Train the extended Sea Change partner networks to become OL “Sea Change agents”

Work Package 3: Mobilisation: Education & Lifelong Learning

WP3 Lead partner: Göteborgs Universitet (UGOT)

WP3 Coordinator: Geraldine Fauville and Dr. Susan Gotensparre

Contact details: geraldine.fauville@gu.se and susan.gotensparre@bioenv.gu.se

Objective: The aim of WP3 is to focus on education and lifelong learning as a powerful vehicle for sustainable change. WP3 will carry out actions focused on empowering educators, students and educational communities to help address Ocean Literacy and advocate behaviour change for Seas and Ocean Health, sustainable beyond the Sea Change project.

Specific Objectives:
• Facilitating the uptake of existing and new OL teaching resources.
• Develop the concept of “Blue Schools” as a potential long term initiative for empowerment
• Empower formal educators with marine teaching practices through training and networking opportunities.

Tasks:
Task 3.1: Consultation with Education Stakeholders
Task 3.2: Identify and facilitate access to and uptake of existing “OL” learning elements
Task 3.3: Develop new innovative learning elements specifically communicating Seas and Oceans Health
Task 3.4: Develop and Pilot the concept of “Blue Schools” as a long term empowering initiative
Task 3.5: Empower teachers to become champions of change through engagement and support of European teacher training/summer schools
Task 3.6: Establish and develop a peer community of marine educators
Task 3.7: Monitor, measure and assess the success of WP3 actions

Work Package 4: Mobilisation: Sea Action – where society and science meet

WP4 Lead partner: VLIZ

WP4 Coordinator: Dr. Jan Seys

Contact details: jan.seys@vliz.be 

Objectives: The objective of WP4 is to mobilise/engage the wider public and target various subgroups on how the seas and ocean affects our daily lives and on how we citizens also have an impact on the health of the seas and ocean.

Specific Objectives:
• Develop tools and activities that stimulate high-profile information exchange and engage target audiences in the links between the marine environment and human health.
• Explore how societal change in people’s attitude, behaviours, values and attitude towards the seas can be brought about by identifying/testing innovative formats, including Citizen Science.
• Create interaction among different groups in society with the aim of multiplying and transferring knowledge and stories on how a more ocean literate society could look like.

Tasks:
Task 4.1: Public consultation with citizens and development/testing of Ocean SIPP
Task 4.2: Co-creation of content for a European-wide internet-based platform as a tool for co-design, sharing and idea generation across Society
Task 4.3: Citizen Science Ocean Initiative
Task 4.4 Public engagement across Europe through innovation

Work Package 5: Mobilisation: Marine Governance

WP5 Lead partner: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

WP5 Coordinator: Dr Francesca Santoro

Contact details: f.santoro@unesco.org

Objectives: WP5 will engage in a dialogue with key actors of the international marine governance system with a particular focus on Europe and the trans-Atlantic context on the link between human health and the health of the seas and ocean in order to improve decision-making and subsequent policy development.

Specific Objectives
• Consult with marine governance actors on the link between the seas and ocean with human health and how this might feature in International and European Policy
• Engage in a dialogue with policy actors and private sector actors on the role the seas and ocean plays in a healthy planet and society
• Research and develop effective tools and methods for establishing a science-society-policy interface in order to support information policy-making and governance of the ocean in the most effective ways possible

Tasks:
Task 5.1: Review and analysis of the international marine governance system actors and mechanisms with particular reference to European and trans-Atlantic context
Task 5.2: Consult and engage in a dialogue with key actors of the marine governance system on the link between seas and ocean and human health
Task 5.3: Tools and mechanism for enhancing science-policy interface

Work Package 6:Sea Change Legacy

WP6 Lead partner: Ciencia Viva-Agencia Nacional Para a Cultura Cientifica e Tecnologica

WP6 Coordinator: Dr. Ana Noronha

Contact details: anoronha@cienciaviva.pt

Objectives: The objective of WP6 is to build on the project activities, their outputs and impacts with a view to ensure there is a legacy to Sea Change beyond the project duration and to improve OL of European Citizens so that they can become more active actors of change to help protect the seas and ocean.

Specific Objectives:
• Disseminate best practice in Sea Change
• Develop networks of Sea Change with a view to their continuation beyond the project
• Develop a Legacy Action Plan

Tasks:
Task 6.1: Carry out Communications activities in conjunction with established thematic days
Task 6.2: Engage and collaborate with science centres, museums and aquaria as multipliers of the outcomes of Sea Change
Task 6.3: Engage with other initiatives and programmes involved in Ocean Literacy and related seas and ocean issues for exchange, synergies and cooperation
Task 6.4: Engage with private sector actors in marine/maritime sectors to communicate the benefits of an Ocean Literate public and explore synergies and cooperation
Task 6.5: Develop a Key Outputs Brochure, refinement of the co-creation Ocean Literacy principles and Strategic Plan for the sustainability of the Sea Change project

Work Package 7: Dissemination and Communication

WP7 Lead partner: AquaTT

WP7 Coordinator: Emer Cooney

Contact details: emer@aquatt.ie

Objectives:
• To create a project branding identity and suitable promotional materials
• To disseminate information about the project’s activities and results
• To develop Sea Change public awareness campaign
• To support the communication activities and design and production of outputs from the other project WPs
• To compile and disseminate new knowledge and outcomes generated within the project and facilitate uptake of results by stakeholders and end users

Tasks:
Task 7.1 Implementation of Dissemination and Exploitation Plan (DEP)
Task 7.2 Create the Sea Change public campaign to raise awareness of the interconnectedness of seas, ocean and human health
Task 7.3 General Project Dissemination
Task 7.4 Development of project website
Task 7.5 Provision of communications support across all other WPs
Task 7.6 Ensuring visibility and promotion of the Sea Change project at relevant events
Task 7.7 End of Project Conference and Outputs

Work Package 8: Impact Evaluation

WP8 Lead partner: CEFAS

WP8 Coordinator: Paul Buckley

Contact details: Paul.Buckley@cefas.co.uk

Objectives: To develop and implement an evaluation programme. The programme will measure the impact of activities carried out within the project, and establish a framework to evaluate wider impacts beyond the project lifetime.

Specific Objectives:
• Devise a cross-cutting evaluation programme.
• Develop appropriate impact metrics for mobilisation work package activities.
• Monitor the impact that mobilization activities are having and provide advice to mobilization work packages to increase impact over the project lifetime.

Tasks:
Task 8.1: Development of a project evaluation programme
Task 8.2: Review of existing impact metrics and application to mobilization WP activities
Task 8.3: Monitoring and reviewing impact of mobilisation WP activities

Work Package 9: Project Management

WP9 Lead partner: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

WP9 Coordinator: Jon Parr

Contact details: jpar@MBA.ac.uk or ficr@MBA.ac.uk

Objectives: WP9 deals with the administrative management of the Sea Change project.

Specific Objectives:
• Guarantee from the start of the project that there is full participation from all partners to ensure that the contract is executed in a timely and efficient way and that the project objectives are met.
• Ensure that the work and tasks are completed on time and to a high quality.
• Monitor the expenses and allocation of the budget, ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, and make necessary adjustments to the implementation of the project, including potential deviations.
• Ensure that reporting is done on a periodic basis, in the most efficient and pragmatic way, according to Commission guidelines to provide all consortium members with all important and high-impact information that may influence the outcome of the project.
• Ensure full cooperation between consortium partners and the EC to enable Sea Change to be fully implemented.
• Ensure International cooperation and knowledge sharing especially with partners in North America and Canada

Tasks:
Task 9.1: Development and implementation of management structure and tools
Task 9.2 International collaboration
Task 9.3 Commencement of the Project
Task 9.4 Communication and administration among partners
Task 9.5 Financial and Project administration
Task 9.6 Gender issues

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About the Project

Sea Change is an EU H2020 funded project that aims to establish a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them, as Ocean Literate citizens, to take direct and sustainable action towards a healthy ocean, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy planet.

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Consortium

The Sea Change consortium consists of 17 partners from nine different countries, coordinated by the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

This consortium, which comprises nine public research organisations, one SME, five non profit organisations and two higher education institutions, brings together selected experts to collectively provide the knowledge, competence, skills and facilities needed for ensuring a good project development, the achievement of project objectives and the successful delivery of project results.

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    jpar@mba.ac.uk

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