The seas and oceans cover 70% of the planet and are critical resources for humanity. Responsibly
harnessing the seas and oceans while conserving them for future generations requires a deep
understanding of the oceans and, potentially, necessitates major changes in how we (as humanity) interact
with them. How do we form a bond between people and the sea? What is the role of maritime education
and outreach? Do we need to forge an emotional bond (“a love for the sea”), and what are the roles of
scientists, artists and educators in forging this bond? How can we engage different communities, creatively
overcoming cultural, technological and financial barriers?
On July 14-15, 2021, the SEA conference will take place at the University of Haifa, along the Israeli
coasts and remotely (online). SEA will focus on the many ways in which the worlds of science, education
and art can come together with respect to the seas and oceans. We invite anyone interested in
science, education and/or art (as well as their combinations) to propose presentations as part of
the conference. The presentations can take any form that can be communicated both in-situ and
remotely, for example (but not limited to) a workshop, an art piece or a classic presentation.
Presentations can be in English, Hebrew or Arabic (the conference will be translated into all three
For more information, or to propose a presentation (by 20/5/21), please send an email to email@example.com .
The organizing committee: Michael Lazar, Maayan Tsadka, Daniel Sher and Naama Charit-Yaari.