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2017 Global Ocean Science Education (GOSE) Workshop
Co-sponsored by Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and the College of Exploration
23-25 May 2017 in Venice, Italy at UNESCO
Registration: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1953050

The Global Ocean Science Education Workshops are sponsored and facilitated by the international Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, and the College of Exploration. A key outcome of the 2016 workshop has been the establishment of five international working groups focused on:

Workforce development to support the Blue Economy (including graduate education)
Development of common messages and communication tools
Development of an online platform for the purpose of sharing education resources and information about people and projects
Development of resources and programs for policymakers and other stakeholders
Establishing collaborations to support World Ocean Day
The 2017 GOSE Workshop will focus on forging new connections within the global marine community. The goals are to:
Bring together the ocean science, education, policy and business sectors;
Foster the work of the five international working groups;
Initiate the development of a certificate course for business leaders and policymakers; and
Provide a forum to discuss coastal resilience and share examples of resilient cities.

The GOSE Workshop is the only platform of its kind, bringing together the ocean science, education, policy, and business sectors to improve ocean science education across the globe.

Meeting Times and Location
The meeting will begin at 1 pm on Tuesday, 23 May and adjourn at 5 pm on Thursday, 25 May. All sessions will take place at United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office, 4930, Castello, Venezia, VE 30122 Italy. A draft agenda is now available.

Accommodations
Delegates are responsible for booking their own travel. This includes air, hotel, and ground transportation. Please click here for a list of hotels near UNESCO. Ground transportation between the workshop site and hotels will not be provided.

We recommend delegates make their reservations soon, as May is a popular month for travel to Venice.
See you in Venice!

For questions and inquires, please contact Andrea Gingras, University of Rhode Island, agingras@uri.edu or (401) 874-6524.







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