04th August, 2020: Over the past 10 weeks, the Marine Institute and partners have been celebrating our seas through our Oceans of Learning series, by offering news, online activities and resources on a range of marine topics. Following the success of the campaign, RTÉ will now feature the series on rte.ie/learn this week.
RTÉ Learn is highlighting a range of videos, interactive activities and downloadable resources from the Marine Institute’s Ocean of Learning series exploring Ireland’s marine resource - from the food provided by our ocean, our rich marine biodiversity, changing ocean climate, shipwrecks and seabed mapping, as well as the impact the ocean has on our health and wellbeing.
Dr Paul Connolly, CEO of the Marine Institute said, “Throughout our Oceans of Leaning series we have seen how the ocean has an impact on our lives every day. From providing food, transport and employment to the influence it has on our climate and weather, as well as our health and wellbeing. We are delighted that RTÉ is bringing our Oceans of Learning series to a wider audience. By raising awareness of the opportunities and benefits provided by our ocean, we can inspire a new generation to safeguard and harness this valuable marine resource.”
The Oceans of Learning series received support from a wide range of government departments, state agencies and organisations around Ireland. The Marine Institute worked with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Bord Bia, The Commissioners of Irish Lights, National Maritime College Ireland, Galway City Museum, GOAL, Met Éireann, NUI Galway, Port of Cork, Port of Galway, Seavite Skincare and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
Acknowledging the support from partners, Dr Connolly said, “Thanks to the many partners who were involved in our Oceans of Learning series, providing resources and sharing information about the importance of our marine resource. In a challenging time, Ireland’s marine sector came together virtually to celebrate our world’s shared ocean with the people of Ireland.”
Visit RTÉ Learn at rte.ie/learn to view highlights of the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series.
To access all the resources from the Marine Institute’s Oceans of Learning series visit www.marine.ie and follow #OceansOfLearning on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.