Seeking subjects to test the International Ocean Literacy Survey Version 4 | POGO

Seeking subjects to test the International Ocean Literacy Survey Version 4

POGO is one of the partner organisations supporting development of the International Ocean Literacy Survey (IOLS). 

The IOLS aims to be a common, shared measurement tool which can be used to determine the impact of particular interventions, to establish a baseline of Ocean Literacy in particular communities, to detect changes in Ocean Literacy levels in particular communities over time, and to compare differences in levels of Ocean Literacy across communities.


Version 4 of the survey (hopefully the final version!) is ready for testing, and the research team is asking teachers/educators to participate by administering the survey to students 15-17 years old.


This test version is available in 12 languages (Catalan, Chilean, Chinese, Dutch, English, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog), and at least 200 respondents in each language are needed to be able to analyse the data.  The deadline for inclusion in this analysis is 22 March 2019.

Visit this link to find out more about this project, to access the survey in all twelve test languages, and to download information letters for parents and students:


International Ocean Literacy Survey


IOLS partner organizations that support the development of the Survey:

  •       Asia Marine Educators Association
  •       Canadian Network for Ocean Education
  •       Marine Conservation Society
  •       Marine Learning Center of Japan
  •       National Marine Educators Association
  •       National Ocean Sciences Bowl
  •       National Taiwan Ocean University
  •       Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
  •       Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Centro de Conservación Marina
  •       Surfline
  •       The Hydrous
  •       The Oceanographic Society of Japan
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