Creating an even more inclusive workplace culture is an ongoing priority for marine science institutions worldwide. Given the unique working environment of research ships and the potential to be at sea for weeks or even months, it is essential to promote positive values to those working on board, that instill respect for their colleagues.

EuroSea partners European Marine Board and UK’s National Oceanography Centre, together with UK’s Natural Environment Research Council, World Maritime University, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, have launched a thought-provoking training video designed to empower ocean researchers and remind them of their responsibility to respect colleagues and promote inclusion.

Everyone should feel safe and respected on board. It’s about respect. The video is being made available for all maritime institutions to use as part of their training, and has also been endorsed as an activity of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.