Blue School PT coordinator
Raquel Costa is a Marine Geologist who worked on mineral resources from hydrothermal systems in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, taking part in several oceanographic campaigns in the Atlantic. She taught mineralogy, geochemistry, and mineral resources at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and at the University of Évora. From 2006 to 2011, she worked on the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf. Since then, she has specialized in science education and didactics and has been dedicated to the promotion of Ocean Literacy among younger generations and to the communication of the fundamental issues facing the Ocean. She participates in several international meetings on Ocean Literacy, and takes part in the National Eco-Schools Commission, in the National Commission of the Unesco Schools Network and in the NMEA International Committee. Raquel currently coordinates a nationwide program on Ocean Literacy, the Blue School PT, and collaborates in international projects. She’s also responsible for creating synergies between the sea sector, science, education, and municipalities with the goal of improving Ocean Literacy in Portuguese Schools through an articulated strategy.