2019 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop Report

AMEA Secretary office 2020.2.20

The 2019 GOSE Workshop took place in Reston (Washington DC) at the headquarters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) from 13 to 15 November and was organized in partnership with the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and Seabed 2030. The workshop focused on bringing together ocean science researchers, education professionals, business leaders to discuss recent advancements in seabed mapping and ocean observing and the integration of research results into education resources for enhanced global societal ocean literacy, decision making, and sustainable development. Another important workshop theme was identifying industry needs for education and opportunities for the existing marine-related workforce and developing a path forward to increase engagement with the maritime sector. Workshop discussions were related to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (the Decade). As in previous GOSE Workshops, there was also active participation of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO. Attending GOSE were 67 delegates representing 14 nations. These delegates were a mix of representatives from government, industry, science, and education sectors. A diverse group of graduate students and early career professionals also participated in the workshop and provided important perspectives.

2019 GOSE Workshop Report_Draft_18Feb[31496].pdf