World Ocean Day platform serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone. The platform offers ideas and guides to plan events, search engine for relevant events and the opportunity to brainstorm with associates around the world.
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Fish2fork rates restaurants according to the impact their seafood has on the seas and marine life. They review the fish served in restaurants in the UK, Spain, France, Switzerland, and Belgium. Their guides are in the local languages.
Blue Solutions is a platform for sharing success in marine conservation and development. The platform supports the replication of proven “solutions”, and generate public and private sector and political support in the effort to reach a sustainable management and equitable governance of our blue planet.
CoastLearn is an Internet based distance vocational training package on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). This self-learning tool targets primarily coastal managers and planners working at local, sub-national, and national levels. The secondary target groups are university students and NGOs. While CoastLearn is tailored to the training and technical needs of countries in transition, it has proven to be of value for non-target countries as well. The programme is accessible on-line free of charge.
The Coastal Wiki is an Internet encyclopedia of 2,296 information pages for and by coastal professionals providing up-to-date high quality Coastal and Marine information. An international editorial board manages the quality control of the Coastal Wiki. Articles are reviewed by the thematic experts of the editorial board. It is a powerful search website that allows visitors to easily add, remove and otherwise edit and change available articles.
Marine Photobank is an ocean conversation images archive – a project of SeaWeb. It was founded in response to a lack of readily available, high quality underwater and above water ocean conservation images. These images are available at no cost for non-commercial purposes as well as for media use. The website has an easy to use search engine for photos from all over the planet, which shed light on how humans have affected life in the ocean.
Capacity for Conservation is a platform for self-led organizational development from the University of Cambridge. It aims to support self-led organizational development to achieve conservation goals. You’ll find there tools for organizational assessment, a platform for sharing you experiences and getting feedback and a user-led community promoting mutual exchange and learning – you can register now for free.