Forum Blue School

Forum Blue School

Forum Blue School (FBS) is a non-profit association established at Porto, Portugal in 2015, by about 20 associated large experienced experts from education and environment to strategic and maritime issues.  Among the founders associated we find responsible for the two largest studies published in Portugal on ocean affairs, national strategy for the oceans and on the economy of the sea, respectively: Relatório da Comissão Estratégica dos Oceanos (2004) and Hypercluster da Economia do Mar (2009).

The main purpose of its action is to build Maritime Awareness (MA) in peoples, in leaders of various human activities and in the governments, with special focus in Portugal.

In this sense, we understand MA as the state of knowledge and feeling that allows us to understand and take a position in the face of the challenges of this global world, especially at knowing, defending and using the ocean and its potential (sea matters require holistic and global vision, even if seemingly simple or unambiguous).

Ocean Literacy or Maritime Culture are the beginning, but they are not enough. MA is more complex and complete and the only one able to respond to the modern challenges that oceans bring to people, organizations and governments. The leaders of various human activities and governments, when they are called to decide any matter with relevance, need to have more knowledge and skills. The knowledge must be Holistic (because it encompasses all areas), Global (because it is relating to the whole planet) and should be acquired and applied through the Strategy as skill. In fact, Strategy becomes a main skill, necessary for decision-making.

FBS encourages and supports the construction of Maritime Awareness through programs  primarily aimed at schools, high schools and universities. The Blue School programs, based on acquiring ocean literacy and maritime experience, further develop on top of these thematic axes a third axis, focused on the global vision and introducing to strategic culture, which is and will be increasingly more essential for young students, young professionals and young leaders.

FBS is associated to Forum Oceano and is present in the B2S 2019 exhibition sector.

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