2018 Newcastle


EMSEA 2018 conference, Newcastle University,  Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom


Marine educators gathered at EMSEA’s sixth annual conference, hosted by Newcastle University, the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. The conference was held at the Great North Museum in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.


The conference provided delegates the opportunity to inspire and to be inspired by sharing innovative ocean literacy work with others.  The conference was a good mixture of talks, interactive workshops, and field trips, social and networking events. 

The overarching theme of the 2018 conference was the North Sea. The North East of England has a long proud maritime history, we highlighted this amazing history as well as showcased the many marine innovations the northeast has created today.  Sub‐themes of the conference included: Citizen Science, Marine Education and Ocean Literacy, Blue Careers and Transatlantic work. 


A free teacher CPD workshop was held, promoting marine education Getting Marine Science Into Your School’ on Monday, 1st October 2018 at the Great North Museum.