SHORE

Empower students as the agents of change

SHORE

Empower students as the agents of change

Engaging students to enhance ocean literacy

SHORE strives to increase ocean literacy by engaging students and teachers to implement the Mission Ocean’s objectives through activities and collaborative projects in schools. Within this project, the project partners will craft training and educational materials and courses in line with blue curricula for schools located in the Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Danube River, and Rhine River. Participating schools will secure grants to support the implementation of their blue projects. The most outstanding school project will be awarded “Ocean Ambassador of the Year”. Beyond awarding grants, SHORE serves as a comprehensive resource hub and a bridge between researchers, local stakeholders, and schools in the regional areas.

Engaging students to enhance ocean literacy

Engaging students to enhance ocean literacy

SHORE strives to increase ocean literacy by engaging students and teachers to implement the Mission Ocean’s objectives through activities and collaborative projects in schools. Within this project, the project partners will craft training and educational materials and courses in line with blue curricula for schools located in the Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Danube River, and Rhine River. Participating schools will secure grants to support the implementation of their blue projects. The most outstanding school project will be awarded “Ocean Ambassador of the Year”. Beyond awarding grants, SHORE serves as a comprehensive resource hub and a bridge between researchers, local stakeholders, and schools in the regional areas.

Objectives

SHORE will achieve six main objectives

The project follows six objectives throughout its duration:

  • Empower youth to become agents of change

  • Expand the network of European Blue Schools;

  • Promote the EU’s Mission Ocean objectives

  • Promote open schooling methodologies
  • Implement the blue curricula internationally

  • Train professional educators on blue education.

SHORE:

A project in line with the EU Mission
“Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030”

EU Mission Ocean

The EU’s response to the critical need to revive oceans and rivers is implemented through the “Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030” Mission. It aims to safeguard biodiversity and mitigate climate change. Through research and innovation, blue investments and citizen engagement.

SHORE’s Contribution

SHORE is dedicated to implementing the Mission Ocean’s objectives and help connect citizens, local communities, and schools through education and training activities.

SHORE covers five regional areas

Baltic Sea

The Baltic sea is an inland sea surround by the countries of Northern Europe. Due to the low salinity level and the climate, the sea freezes on certain days of the year.

Black Sea

The Black Sea is the world’s largest body of water with a meromictic basin and the sea is that oxygen is dissolved only in the upper levels. It is an active marine ecosystem dominated by species suitable for brackish nutrient-rich conditions.

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is considered as a biodiversity hotspot. While it represents 0.82% of the planet’s surface, more than 7.5% of marine species live there.

Danube River

The Danube river is the second largest river in Europe and crosses ten countries. It is the heart of Europe with agriculture, fishing tourism, commercial and industrial activities.

Rhine River

The Rhine river is known for the transport of industrial goods and people through Europe with great economic importance for the surrounding countries. It is home to diverse fauna and flora population of large fish, plants, and bird spcies.

SHORE covers five regional areas

Baltic Sea

The Baltic sea is an inland sea surround by the countries of Northern Europe. Due to the low salinity level and the climate, the sea freezes on certain days of the year.
Challenges faced by the Baltic Sea:   
  • Overfishing

  • Organic pollutants and petroleum derivatives

  • Microplastic pollution

Black Sea

The Black Sea is the world’s largest body of water with a meromictic basin and the sea is that oxygen is dissolved only in the upper levels. It is an active marine ecosystem dominated by species suitable for brackish nutrient-rich conditions.
Challenges faced by the Black Sea:
  • Overfishing
  • Oil natural gas pollution

  • Nitrate-bases nutrient pollution

     

Mediterranean Sea

The Mediterranean Sea is considered as a biodiversity hotspot. While it represents 0.82% of the planet’s surface, more than 7.5% of marine species live there.
Challenges faced by the Mediterranean Sea:
  • Overfishing

  • Marine traffic pollution

  • Microplastic pollution

     

Danube River

The Danube river is the second largest river in Europe and crosses ten countries. It is the heart of Europe with agriculture, fishing tourism, commercial and industrial activities.
Challenges faced by the Danube river:
  • Biodiversity decrease

  • Pollution

Rhine River

The Rhine river is known for the transport of industrial goods and people through Europe with great economic importance for the surrounding countries. It is home to diverse fauna and flora population of large fish, plants, and bird spcies.
Challenges faced by the Rhine river:
  • Microplastic pollution

  • Industry water discharge

  • Rising temperatures in water

  • Decrease of water levels