‘Sustaining, knowing and ‘living’ the Blue? Coastal communities as places to belong across generations.

15-16 June, 2023

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Our Centre Director, Sharon Bessell, will sit on the scientific committee at the conference, Sustaining, knowing and ‘living’ the Blue? Coastal communities as places to belong across generations in Trondheim, Norway on the 15-16 June.

During the conference Sharon will present several sessions on the Centre’s research project Valuing the Past, Sustaining the Future – research that explores education, learning, knowledge and identity formation among children across three generations in small coastal towns in Tasmania.

​The overall aim of the conference is to create dialogue between varying disciplines and research traditions related to the marine environment with the hope of providing a critical, renewed and deeper knowledge base about the shifting and dynamic interplay between education (non-formal and formal), society and working life, bridging past-present-future. Children and young people are a particular focus in these discussions, addressing themes of what it means to be coastal; the role of children and young people in creating sustainable livelihoods; economies and knowledge in coastal communities for inclusive and sustainable societies for present and future generations.

Sustaining, knowing and ‘living’ the Blue? Coastal communities as places to belong across generations is being hosted by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, and NTNU Oceans based in the Norwegian University of Science and technology.