Call for Young Ocean Advocates – The Youth and the Arctic


Iwona Gin

23 Mar 2022

The #Youth4Ocean Forum is calling for project proposals by young people across Europe who have developed or would like to develop a project to protect the Arctic Ocean, and who are keen to become “Young Ocean Advocates”, an accreditation of the European Union.

The call welcomes applications from anyone involved or interested in the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of marine ecosystems, the well-being of local communities and indigenous knowledge.

Projects can take many forms and relate to various domains:

  • Ocean conservation;
  • Business, technology and Blue Economy;
  • Responsible research and innovation to solve marine and societal challenges;
  • Community engagement through work with local communities;
  • Education,
  • Culture and arts: work or artistic expression relating to the ocean – visual arts (drawing, painting, photography, film-making, sculpting, etc.), literature (fiction, drama, poetry) and performing arts (dance, music, theatre), education and sports.

… and to many sectors:

marine biology and biodiversity, marine education and ocean literacy, marine science communication, Marine Protected Areas, Maritime Spatial Planning, fishing and aquaculture, marine biotechnologies, maritime transport, marine extraction, deep-sea mining, marine pollution, offshore wind and ocean enegy, climate change adaptation and resilience, high seas and Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, coastal tourism, water sports, water quality and many others.

The call is open to young people 16 – 30 years old.

For more information see the links below.