Mundus maris newsletter: December 2018
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Dear <<First Name>>

Small-scale fisheries were the undisputed focus of Mundus maris throughout 2018. Among the highlights were youth activities for World Oceans Day, 8 June, a series of conference participations where we presented work centered on small-scale fisheries and the need to implement the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines and the wider Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The culmination of these efforts was the active participation in the 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in October and the launch of the Small-Scale Fisheries Academy in Senegal in November.

Thanks to the committed individuals making monthly contributions and other transfers, who made all this possible. 

Research, the sciences and education continue to be a focus of our work, as they have a particular responsibility to make sure validated information and knowledge reach into every corner of our societies. Check out e.g. the research on the perceptions of 10,000 citizens across Europe about marine climate change. We need different ways of knowing that blend to innovate, mitigate and find place-specific and culture-adapted solutions to protect our oceans and reach the SDGs.

Work on these interfaces is becoming ever more demanding. Start the new year with setting up a monthly donation to make a difference!  The window of opportunity to avert climate melt-down and other threats to the ocean is still open. Donations up to 1,000 EUR will be doubled by an anonymous donor until 15 Jan. 2019. Help us take advantage of this generous offer.

Support our work with a donation
While we are planning the activities for next year, we invite you also to share your time and expertise as much as you can so that, together, we continue making progress on creating livable futures for all. Contact us at Thank you!
We wish us all a healthy, prosperous and happy New Year, together in mutual respect & solidarity.
Cornelia E. Nauen and the entire Mundus maris team

Activities around the world

Kiel Science Factory is not only for kids

The Kiel Science Factory (Kieler Forschungswerkstatt) is the Mecca of teachers and students who want to get fit primarily to understand and protect the ocean and generally live in a sustainable way. Led by the incredibly committed director, Dr. Katrin Knickmeier, the workshop team has an impressive list of offers "in stock" and is a source of countless innovative teaching and learning opportunities around marine research for all.
Check it out

Circular economy holds promise in Brussels

Some 400 people participated in the "Annual Meeting beCircular" took place in Brussels, learning first hand about innovations ranging from recycling to the sharing economy. They also saw a start-up support programme called, which accelerates environmental entrepreneurship and the circular economy. Reducing waste and slowing material extractions is one of the more effective ways to protect the ocean.
Find out more

Looking back at 2018 - and forward

photo showing participants at the launch

Cornelia Nauen during a workshop
Photo showing young researches
Aliou Sall and Mr Svein
Stella Williams in Calabar
Diana Castellano
Photo of an exhibit at the event
A sealion
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