From Sea to Street


from 15/06/2023 until 14/12/2023

Murals, striking works of art painted directly on walls, have the potential to  inspire, educate, and illuminate crucial issues including  human -  environment relationships. This idea is the basis of the project “From Sea to Street”, a citizen science initiative that collects ocean-themed murals across Europe and investigates which emotions they evoke in the viewer. The project is implemented as a collaboration between the University of Santiago de Compostela, the Latvian Academy of Culture and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The interdisciplinary team of young scientists sees murals as having the potential to bridge the gap between urban populations and the coastal and marine environment and strengthen people's connection to the ocean and the sea.


The initiative “From Sea to Street” addresses critical challenges such as pollution, climate change and the loss of important marine resources and traditional fishing practices. The goal of the project is to better understand and strengthen people’s relationship with the ocean and the seas through street art. We encourage everybody to submit images of murals with ocean and marine themes from all over Europe and share their perception of these murals.

Needed equipment

Mobile phone used to take photographs, document and submit ocean murals; mobile phone or PC to access and answer the survey.

Link to upload pictures of murals: 

Link to fill in the survey on street art and marine ecosystems:  

About funding

Funding bodies: European Union (Horizon Europe research and innovation program)

About branding

Profile image design by: Comunicaccion - Agencia de comunicación y marketing digital

Logo design by: Comunicaccion - Agencia de comunicación y marketing digital

Created Oct. 11, 2023, 1:16 p.m.

Updated Oct. 11, 2023, 4:42 p.m.

Ocean Literacy Emotions Murals
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Animals Biodiversity Ecology & Environment Education Ocean, Water, Marine & Terrestrial Nature & outdoors Natural resource management Social sciences
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