Marine Art presented at two international conferences | Marine@Ugent

Marine Art presented at two international conferences

Recently the Marine Art project was presented at two international audiences. Firstly, at the occasion of the second European Ocean Literacy conference, held at Plymouth University (3-5 September 2013; UK) by Dr. Jan Seys (Flanders Marine Institute). An audience of 100+ European marine science educators and communicators could testify - during the plenary lecture ‘Marine Art as part of a shock therapy’ and as an output of a workshop on European Ocean Literacy coordinated by the European Marine Board Communications Panel - how art can play an important role in bridging the gap between the public at large and scientists. Then, Marine Art was presented to Master students ‘Education and Outreach’ at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro during a workshop of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists-Brazil (17-20 September 2013; Brazil), by Marine @UGent coordinator Ines Tavernier. On both occasions, the initiative was answered with a lot of enthusiasm as it turned out that Marine Art is simply unique in the way it managed to bring more than 1200 people together with relatively little funding, and ending up in an impressive exhibition and lots of enthusiasm.


You can read the story of this project in the online version of "Marine Art - Marine science sets sail to the art world"