Empowering us all, to restore the ocean

“Ocean literacy” is defined as how you understand the ocean influences you, and how you in turn, influence what happens to the ocean, however small your impact might be in helping the seas survive for future generations.

Empowering people to become more responsible and protect ocean resources, is the way that the UN Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) believes we can all unlock innovative ocean science solutions.

Francesca Santoro is in charge of ocean literacy at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), based in Venice.

Ms. Santoro explained to UN News’s Ana Carmo, what ocean literacy entails, and how the involvement of younger generations is crucial to help restore the ocean.

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