How can ocean literacy promote blue growth in the maritime industry?

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How can ocean literacy promote blue growth in the maritime industry?

The mobilisation workshop in Athens focused on ocean literacy as a cross-cutting issue, in the shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy sectors of the maritime industry. The goal of the workshop was to establish current skill and information gaps in the maritime industry, review past and existing education and training activities and initiatives and establish a network of experts in the fields of offshore renewable energy and shipbuilding. Furthermore, connections and synergies with other similar EU projects were made. The methodology included a brief presentation of the MATES project, proposed ways of engagement in the project as well as past and current education initiatives from secondary education to university courses on offshore energy and shipbuilding in Greece.

Target public: Shipbuilding and offshore renewable energy sectors, including local  administration, public authorities, private companies, research centres


09:30 – 10:00  Registration / Coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome, Brief Presentation of the Workshop, Tour de table, Martha Papathanassiou (Indigo-Med)
10:15– 10:30 Welcome by the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce, Theodoros Pitsirikos
10:30 – 10:45 Presentation of the MATES Project: Overview, Maria Boile (CERTH-HIT)
10:45 – 11:00 What do we mean by Ocean Literacy: Examples & Initiatives, Martha Papathanassiou (Indigo-Med)
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 The present and future of Offshore Renewable Energy in Greece from the perspective of research and technology & education:

Takvor Soukissian, HCMR & Varvara Petridou, 2e Education, Environmental Education Officerfac

11:45 – 12:30 The present and future of Shipbuilding  in Greece from the perspective of research and technology & education:

George Vozikis, Hellenic Institute of Marine & Nicholas Ventikos, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, NTUA

12:30 – 13:15 Round Table/Open Discussion
13:15 – 13:45 Light Lunch 
13:45 – 14:00 Next steps and Thematic Working Groups & ToR Presentation, Lefteris Sdoukopoulos (CERTH-HIT)
14:00 End of Workshop
Contact Person: Martha Papathanassiou (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0031- Personal skills and communication", "0311 - Maritime economy", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions


Venue: Athens Digital Lab
Athens, Greece


Open from
1 Apr 2018 to 1 Jun 2018
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