Patricia has coordinated the nationwide blue school program in Portugal. She creates synergies between the sea sector, science, education and municipalities with the goal of improving Ocean Literacy in Portuguese Schools through an articulated strategy.
Currently a policy officer in the European Commission, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, in the unit for Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment (MARE A1). She is in charge of multiple files in the blue economy, dealing among others with ocean and decarbonisation, knowledge and skills, innovation and financing and ocean literacy.
Ana and her institute Ciência Viva have been a driving force in implementing Ocean Literacy and blue schools in Europe. She has coordinated many large initiatives about marine education and public awareness.
Ocean Advocate & Consultant, Founder of Women4Oceans
As a Project Officer for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Secretariat, Nathalie Van Isacker supports communication and outreach activities related to the European Atlas of the Seas, the official digital mapping tool of the European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries dedicated to ocean literacy. Her work related to ocean literacy further includes the facilitation of the EU4Ocean Platform within the EU4Ocean Coalition. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in bio-engineering and certificates for courses in water management and communication.
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