Contact Person: Peter Tuddenham
Role: Project partner
Role of CoExploration Limited in Sea Change:
1. Organise and implement the online marine teaching practices seminars and workshops described in Task.
2. Support the creation of an online directory for marine education best practices to promote ocean literacy in Europe as described in Task 3.6.
3. Support the development of an online, open and easily accessible information base of existing knowledge in the broad area of Seas and Ocean Health (environmental status, pollution affecting marine biodiversity and ecosystems, ecosystem services).
4. Contribute to sustainability of ocean literacy efforts beyond the time of the BG13 project by engaging foundations, business, NGOs and others in building capacity to develop an ocean literate public.
Key Personnel Involved:
Peter Tuddenham was born in London and grew up going to the seaside in Dorset for weekends and holidays. He learned to sail on, and fish in, the English Channel. He has sailed on different craft from windsurfers to the family built 10 foot wooden sailing dinghy to a 14.5 metre Beneteau. For the past 16 years he has worked with ocean educators and ocean scientists in support of the ocean literacy campaign in the USA. www.oceanliteracy.net. He is chair of the international committee for the National Marine Educators Association www.marine-ed.org and network learning lead for the International Pacific Marine Educators Network www.ipmen.net. He was a speaker at the first ocean literacy conference in Bruges Belgium in 2012. Mr. Peter Tuddenham is Managing Director of Coexploration Limited based in Dorset UK. He was the founder of the College of Exploration, a global online learning network established in 1991. He was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1973 as an engineer officer in the British Army’s Corps of Royal Engineers serving in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Germany and the USA. For the past 20 years he has been creating networks of learning on space, earth and ocean science topics for educators and scientists. He is currently interested in reflexivity approaches to environmental and ecological literacy and creating a curriculum for schools and young people on ocean and society topics.
Dr. Kristina Bishop has extensive experience in research and evaluation of informal and formal science education programs, including Ship to Shore Science Pathways project, Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence programme, online and face to face teacher professional development workshops, instructional materials for National Geographic, NOAA, and PBS, and academic competitions such as the National Ocean Sciences Bowl and ThinkQuest. She has supported the development and implementation of interactive online learning programs for educators and scientists. She has an Ed.D. in Higher Education and an MBA from Virginia Tech as well as an M.A. in Education Measurement and Statistics from University of Maryland.