The European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) is an informal non-profit organization which provides a platform for ocean education and promoting ocean literacy within Europe.

The rational of EMSEA is educational and scientific.


The particular goals and activities of EMSEA are the following:

  • Stimulate dialogue between European and international marine educators and scientists
  • Provide training and teaching materials to support marine educators
  • Raise educators awareness of ocean issues and the need for a sustainable future for our coasts, seas and oceans


  • to organise workshops and conferences for marine educators
  • to build a web portal with links to providers of marine educational and research-based materials
  • to provide a forum for members feedback and communication