EMSEA Azores

EMSEA is well known for its annual conferences.

EMSEA conferences focus on small attendance lists, but big impact!  We choose small to medium venues to ensure that everyone gets the chance to meet each other.  Post conference evaluation of participants shows that real, life long connections are made between delegates and each conference has been the catalyst for a wide range of ocean literacy initiatives.

The EMSEA network is driven by the values of fun and inclusivity, and conferences are welcoming spaces for everyone, what ever their background.  As long as you are passionate about the ocean, you'll fit right in!


October 07, 2021
EMSEA held its first virtual conference bringing ocean literacy experts and ocean educators together.
October 01, 2020
The eighth EMSEA conference was unfortunately not held in the Gdynia aquarium in Poland due to the pandemic.
September 16, 2019
The Seventh EMSEA Conference took place at the EXPOLAB on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores, Portugal, and was hosted by the Azores' Regional Fund for Science and Technology (…
October 02, 2018
Marine educators gathered at EMSEA’s sixth annual conference, hosted by Annie Russell from Newcastle University and held at the Great North Museum.
October 07, 2017
EMSEA 2017 took place in Valetta and was organized by our hosts Prof. Alan Deidun and Prof. Paul J Pace from the University of Malta.
October 04, 2016
Belfast, Northern Ireland held the fourth EMSEA Conference 2016. The event was organized by the host Susan Heaney of Blue Inspiration and Titanic Belfast.
September 28, 2015
The third EMSEA Conference was organized by Martha Papathanassiou from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) and Indigo-Med in cooperation with the Cretaquarium.
October 01, 2014
The second EMSEA Conference was organized by the University of Gothenburg (Department of Education, Communication and Learning and the Department of Biological and Environmental…
September 03, 2013
The first EMSEA Conference was organized by the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, United Kingdom
October 09, 2012
The First Conference on Ocean Literacy in Europe was a timely and important milestone in developing a more ocean literate society in Europe.