For World Oceans Day, Sea Change partner VLIZ held an event on "safety at the beach" in Oostend, Belgium, which over 180 enthusiastic visitors attended. The event included a plenary session with plenary speakers (a wave-and-currents researcher and an emergency doctor), a stand-up comedy session, and a debate with the speakers, the Governor of our coastal Province and an aquatic sports physiologist. All visitors were then invited to a 'sea market' where they could participate in scientific experiments, get to know the Belgian Life Saving organisation(s) and other relevant institutions and initiatives. A Sea Change graphic on the '13 dangers of the sea' was developed and distributed at the event along with the Plastics in the Marine Environment infographic. Thanks all enthusiastic exhibitors, speakers, panelists, volunteers and vliz-ers who made this event possible!

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