- Ocean School Project proposed at Dalhousie University
- At the Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) conference, Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) leads a workshop on ocean literacy in Canada. Resulting in a small group committing to further Canadian ocean literacy through an organization specific to that effort
- At the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) conference another workshop co led by ONC and NAME, resulting in a board vote to support a collaboration with a Canadian Ocean Literacy group
- A steering committee was formed called the Canadian Network for Ocean Education of CaNOE
- Galway Statement established and signed by the US, EU and Canada placed ocean literacy as a foundational and crosscutting theme for transatlantic research cooperation. The signing was followed in Europe by substantial financial commitments to the ocean literacy projects Sea Change and ResponSEAble, both funded through Blue Growth, Horizon 2020. These projects are also buoyed by the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance (AORA) – Coordination and Support Action Project (AORA-CSA). The implementation of the Galway Statement is achieved internationally through AORA with senior tripartite leadership and through tripartite working groups that collaborate on areas of identified mutual cooperation.
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