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OLIST: Ocean Literacy in Sail Training
by Oceanie Ltd. (Private sector)
The principal objective is to identify key areas of the generic Sail Training programme where Ocean Literacy is already embedded, assisting operators to promote added value to their alternative education space.

The secondary objective is to assist operators to identify and explore new areas of Ocean Literacy not already delivered within the Sail Training programme, encouraging and where appropriate advising operators how this may link to other areas of youth development and [marine science] education.

The tertiary objective is to increase the pool of academic and industry knowledge through research, both by CMEE and encouraging others to investigate their own specialist areas and the synergies with Ocean Literacy.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • Reduce invasive aquatic species introduction
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • CO2 emission reductions (energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.)
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Training and professional development
Jan 2018
To establish the Ocean Literacy in Sail Training pilot project group
Jan 2019
Selected to write an academic book chapter focusing on Sail Training as an Alternative Education Space and it's relationship with Ocean Literacy (estimated completion date identified)
Jan 2023
To encourage 60 Sail Training organisations to sign up to the Voluntary commitments and support SGD14. 10 By Jan 2021, 20 by Jan 2022, 60 by Jan 2023 (updated Jan 2020)
Sept 2027
To create an on-board non-formal education programme with supporting MOOC for any Sail Training operator to implement. Showcasing project completion with a public participation exhibition (e.g. maritime museum/ aquarium/ port event)
In-kind contribution
10 organisations expressed an interest in further assistance to implement/ advance Ocean Literacy into their organisation's Operational Activity
Staff / Technical expertise
Contributors of the OLiST pilot project group (see Deliverable 1).
Staff / Technical expertise
Professional network support from EMSEA and national/ international Sail Training Associations.
Basic information
Time-frame: October 2017 - December 2030
Challenge Wales (NGO), Tall Ships America, Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Disadvantaged Youth
Contact information
Laura Lyth, Miss, l.lyth@oceanie.co.uk, +441723313238
Filey, United Kingdom
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