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3rd Annual Progress Meeting

11 August 2020

Blue Communities held its 3rd Annual Progress Meeting over the course of a week in July. With...

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Blue Climate Initiative Community Award for Ocean-Related Climate Solutions

Opportunity | 02 September 2020

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time, and island and coastal communities are among those most severely impacted. But island and coastal communities are also among the most resourceful and creative. With this in mind,...

3rd Annual Progress Meeting

Programme news | 11 August 2020

Blue Communities held its 3rd Annual Progress Meeting over the course of a week in July. With this year’s coronavirus challenges, the meeting that was originally scheduled to be held in the case study in Hoi An (Vietnam), was reorganised and held...

Blue Communities News July 2020 is out now

Programme news | 13 July 2020

The latest Blue Communities newsletter is now available with updates from the  projects during the challenging Coronavirus pandemic

Welcome from the Programme Director

Newsletter article | 10 July 2020

​ By Prof. Mel Austen, Programme Director, University of Plymouth   Welcome to this July 2020 edition of the GCRF Blue Communities Newsletter. As you will read, despite the Covid19 pandemic, researchers from our 10 project partners, often...

Making continued progress in Malaysia

Newsletter article | 01 July 2020

By Wan Nur Syazana Wan Mohamad Ariffin, University of Malaya   ​The 3rd year of Blue Communities Programme sees the Malaysian case study team (BC MY) further enhancing its research capacity building activities, through continuous and...

Introducing the Blue Communities song

Newsletter article | 19 June 2020

We are delighted to announce the pre-release of "Make a Change Today" , the GCRF Blue Communities song. 

Coping with coronavirus in Vietnam

Newsletter article | 18 June 2020

By Dr Quyen Van Nguyen, Hanoi National University of Education   2020 is the year with a great challenge for international projects, COVID-19 pandemic. This affects the whole world and Vietnam has been no exception. 

Philippines looking forward and beyond

Newsletter article | 18 June 2020

By Dr Lota A. Creencia, Lea Janine Gajardo and Karen Madarcos, Western Philippines University   Expounding the Blue Communities (BC) Programme not just as a research project but as the communities themselves is a sense the BC Philippines...

Metadata: What is it all about?

Newsletter article | 18 June 2020

By Dr Stefanie Broszeit, Plymouth Marine Laboratory & Data Management Committee Member   Metadata describes your data. It is the who, what, when, where, why and how of your research and helps others find the data they are interested in.

Capacity building through Coronavirus

Blog post | 18 June 2020

By Dr Isabel Richter, University of Plymouth   In 2020, Project 12 activities have been intensely (and unsurprisingly) affected by COVID19. Here we explain how we tried to make the best out of a situation in which one activity after the...

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Upcoming events

Human Health & The Ocean in a changing world

02 December 2020 - 04 December 2020

Location: One Monte-Carlo Conference Centre, Monaco

ICRS 2020 Bremen - 14th International Coral Reef Symposium

18 July 2021 - 23 July 2021

Location: Bremen, Germany

Blue Communities 4th Annual Meeting

21 July 2021 - 28 July 2021

Location: Virtual event