The Sea Change project, a major new initiative to promote Ocean Literacy in Europe, has recently published two new outputs – An Ocean Literacy booklet and animation. Given your interest in this area of work, we wanted to let you know that these products are available to use.

As an intrinsic part of the Sea Change project, all actions and outputs are assessed in terms of their impact in promoting ocean literacy. This helps to refine future Ocean Literacy actions by examining the effectiveness of different strategies.
Therefore, we would really value your opinion on how well these products meet your needs, and those of the wider community.

The two 5-minute surveys below provide you with the opportunity to let us know what you think of these products.

  • To access the Ocean Literacy booklet survey, click HERE.
  • To access the Ocean Literacy animation survey, click HERE.

The project administrators are committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998 that governs the processing of personal data. Consequently, personal information must be collated and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully.

The survey will be open to complete until 3rd March 2016.

  • Who can participate in the Think big, think ocean competition?
    The participant has to be a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union, there are no other restrictions. We are looking for creative people with a love for the ocean. You definitely don’t have to be a filmmaker to participate in this challenge, we just want to gather innovative ideas.
  • What are the prizes?
    The Sea Change project offers seven unique experiences behind the scenes of aquaria or science centres across Europe or an exciting day in the life of a marine scientist. On top of that, the entry which received the most votes will be in with a chance to win a GoPro Hero Silver camera*.
  • Why is the Sea Change project organising the idea challenge?
    The goal of this contest is to make people more aware of the benefits of our seas and ocean. In the first place we want people to generate inspiring ideas to bring citizens closer to the sea, but it’s also a wake-up call to take direct and sustainable action towards healthy seas and ocean. The Sea Change project also believes in a bottom-up approach where we consult and involve the public from the start in order to make our society more ocean-minded.
  • What is the timeframe of the Sea Change idea challenge?
    From 4 January - 31 March 2016, it will be possible to submit video’s/ideas. The public can vote from 4 January - 3 April 2016. After the voting has closed, the jury will consider all the entries and decide on the winners. Brainstorm sessions will be held in seven European countries, based on the ideas gathered from the competition. The goal of these brainstorm sessions is to develop an innovative event to increase Ocean Literacy in order to increase ocean knowledge of European citizens.
  • Can I participate without making a video?
    Yes, you can! We want to gather as much great and innovative ideas as possible, so if you don’t have the time to make a video, you can also submit your idea directly to us ( in the form of a text document (max one A4 page, in English). Since people won’t be able to vote on your idea, you decrease your chance of winning the competition. However, even though people won’t be able to vote, you still have a chance of getting your idea actualised!
  • What about language?
    Any EU language can be used in the video. However, video entries not submitted in English must be accompanied by English subtitles to guarantee a wide understanding.
  • Where do I find inspiration?
    Everywhere! The ocean and seas play an important role in our everyday life. Every second breath you take connects you with the ocean because half of the world’s oxygen comes from the sea. The sea connects people, goods and ideas around the world. It is a place for relaxation, recreation and employment. The ocean also regulates our climate by transferring heat across the globe. It is a source of freshwater, food and medicine.
    Think of what’s good already and try to take it one step further, or apply it differently. Go surfing on the web, look at TED(x) movies or go looking for information on brainstorming, idea development, etc. We’ll post tips and inspiring examples on the facebook and twitter account of the Sea Change project, so make sure to follow these.
  • What if I come up with an idea together with other people?
    You can enter as an individual, or on behalf of a group. Should a winning entry be the result of a team effort, the team shall appoint one representative among its members to whom the prize will be awarded. All team members must meet the citizenship requirements.
  • If I have multiple ideas, may I submit them all or do I need to choose only one?
    You can submit as many ideas/video’s as you want. Just make sure you use a separate application form for each of them.
  • How are the winning ideas selected?
    A jury consisting of marine science and communication experts will decide which ideas win a prize. The jury will base their decision on:
    1. Public votes
    2. The innovation of the idea
    3. The feasibility of the proposed idea
    4. Possible impact of the proposed idea
  • What about intellectual property?
    All applicants will retain the intellectual property rights on the contents of their submissions. However, by entering the competition, each applicant grants the Sea Change a limited, non-exclusive, global, three-year royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, communicate, demonstrate, make available for public display and distribute the content of his/her submission for the Sea Change marketing, promotional, informational and educational or awareness purposes, via printed or digital or online media, including the Sea Change website. The applicant hereby represents that he/she has the legal right to grant such license to Sea Change.
  • Will my idea be protected against plagiarism?
    No. We cannot guarantee or assume any responsibility over intellectual property. Once you submit an idea to the website, you agree that it can be made available to the public.
  • Are there rules regarding plagiarism?
    We assume that all submitted ideas are original and that participants did not copy ideas from other people. However, don’t be afraid to get inspired by existing ideas! Just make sure your idea is sufficiently different from your source of inspiration (e.g. in the way it is applied, in target group, etc.). We reserve the right to cancel ideas that may be suspect of plagiarism in the final selection of winners.

* Under the condition that this entry is of a minimum quality as expected by the jury, both in terms of the quality and presentation of the idea.


New Sea Change Infographics:How to make a Sea Change

in the kitchen, bathroom, supermarket, office,

on the commute, and when eating on the go.


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NEW: Plastics in the Marine Environment Infographic


The Sea Change Project has developed a number of promotional materials to be used to spread the word about the project and about Ocean Literacy.  Partners and interested parties are encouraged to distribute the project material through their networks and at relevant events. More materials and resources will be added as they become available.

Project Factsheet                                  
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Project Factsheet (Portuguese)
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Project Factsheet (Spanish)
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Sea Change Newsletter Issue 1
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Sea Change Newsletter Issue 2
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Sea Change Newsletter Issue 3
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Sea Change Newsletter Issue 4
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Sea Change Ocean Literacy Poster
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Human Health & the Ocean Leaflets
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To view and download the Sea Change promotional materials, click on the images above. The factsheet is a four page A4 booklet (A3 folded). Best quality gives colour copy on at least 160 gsm paper (200 gsm is ideal). Professional printing is recommended.




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