Map of the Week – Young Ocean Advocates’ Projects for Ocean Literacy
Did you know that International Youth Day () was celebrated on 12 August? This year, the theme was ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World’. In order to smoothly transform our society into a sustainable world, the development of among the population is essential. The shift towards an environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly world is critical not only for responding to the global climate crisis but also for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals ( ). [ 1]
The dynamism of youth initiatives for sustainable development can be seen across the world. An example of this is the dedication of members of the Youth4Ocean Forum in actively building a better future. As part of the EU4Ocean Coalition's commitment to enhancing ocean literacy, the plays a pivotal role by uniting young changemakers aged 16 to 30 who share a deep passion for the ocean. Within this growing community, Young Ocean Advocates ( YOA) have earned recognition for the projects they have developed in relation to the ocean. Click onto the orange pieces of the puzzle on the Map of the Week to learn about their projects and discover how they make a meaningful and lasting change for the ocean. Wish to search the projects by topic or by stage of the project? Have a look at the Young Ocean Advocate Projects database. By combining their dedication, expertise, and the opportunities provided by the Youth4Ocean Forum, the Young Ocean Advocates are poised to make a significant impact on the betterment of our ocean and the broader environment.
Would you like to join them and become a Young Ocean Advocate? Do you know someone who could be interested? Now is the time to apply, the current call closes in a week! Submit your project and become the next piece of puzzle on the map! As a Young Ocean Advocate you will have the chance to showcase your project, participate and pitch your ideas in European events, connect with mentors, network with leading European experts, participate in initiatives to address ocean challenges, and benefit from resources to make a positive change. 
Looking for more information on skills?
- Get involved in the European Year of the Skills!
- Explore the to check out possibilities in blue skills acquisition and career development for youth in the sustainable blue economy .
The data in this map are provided by the Youth4Ocean Forum.