2016 Belfast
 
 
 
Belfast, Northern Ireland held the fourth European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) Conference 2016. The conference was an exciting and imaginative collaboration opportunity for educators, researchers, influencers and anyone else with a passion for communicating the importance of our ocean.
 
The event took place at Titanic Belfast between Tuesday 4th October and Friday 7th October 2016.  Titanic Belfast is Northern Ireland’s centre of excellence for ocean literacy, having recently been awarded both the Sandford Award for Heritage Education and the kitemark for excellence in Learning Outside the Classroom.
 
The conference was organized by the host Susan Heaney of Blue Inspiration and the Irish Ocean Literacy Network.

Key themes for discussion in 2016 included Marine Science in formal and informal education settings; EMSEA-Med and TransAtlantic EMSEA collaborations as well as Blue Growth in Industry and Ocean Literacy Principle 6: The Oceans & Human Health – what will be our legacy?