The Sea Change project 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 and seas, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy planet.
The Blue Society sees the immense potential in the oceans, sees the opportunities they offer us to improve our lives. It is about harnessing the Ocean’s surplus, without degrading its resources. It is also about believing in human imagination, in the sharing of experience, and in development. It is about believing once again that innovation, creativity, progress, and prosperity ‒are for everyone. It is about believing in fairness, in the decisive role of citizens, about believing in a shared way of thinking, that we call Oceanity.
The question of the Ocean has, at last, been taken on board in international negotiations on the climate. In this report, some of the participants in World Ocean Day talk about their experience of the Ocean’s role in regulating the climate, and offer their ideas for actions we can take to protect it.