#WEAREOCEAN @COP28, IOC-UNESCO + OceanX Pavilion, Blue Zone

WE ARE OCEAN: A global program endorsed as a UN Ocean Decade project. How can interdisciplinary art-science-education programs contribute to ocean protection?

DATE + TIME: Saturday, 9 December 2023, 3-5 pm (gmt+4)

LOCATION: OceanX Pavilion, Blue Zone, B7, Building 87, First Floor.

Based on ARTPORT_making waves ́ endorsed WE ARE OCEAN Global Program contributing to the Ocean Decade – which focuses on the interdisciplinary approach bringing together art, science and informal education to enhance among young people worldwide the understanding of the ocean and all related challenges as well as possible solutions – we propose an open fishbowl discussion and video screening.

🌊 The question to be discussed: “How can contemporary artists together with scientists, educators, and young people co-create something powerful which leads to behaviour change and addresses solutions for a healthy ocean?”

🌊 The discussion will be opened by one of our artistic videos which we produced so far in the framework of WE ARE OCEAN : WE ARE OCEAN Berlin+Brandenburg by Lisa Rave in co-creation with the students from the participating schools.

🌊 We will address the “Challenge 10: Ensure that the multiple values and services of the ocean for human wellbeing, culture, and sustainable development are widely understood, and identify and overcome barriers to behaviour change required for a step change in humanity’s relationship with the ocean.”


  • Gavin Edwards: Global Coordinator, Nature & People, WWF International
  • Elsie Gabriel: Ambassador for India Ocean Quest Global / Founder Young Environmentalists Programme Trust / National Coordinator Oceans Climate Reality Project India / Founder Ocean School India
  • Dr. Francesca Santoro: Program Director UNESCO / IOC-UNESCO / Ocean Literacy Program, Venice, Italy
  • Prof. Dr. Anabel Ternès: Sustainability + DigitalizaIon | Futurologist | Founder | Keynote Speaker | Executive Director @InsItute for Sustainable Management
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck: Professor for Physical Oceanography, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University, Germany
  • Shamim Wasii Nyanda: Environmental Activist and Social Scientist
  • Anne-Marie Melster, Executive Director, ARTPORT _ making waves, moderator”.