Know your marine environment and its ecosystems! This is the motto of a new collaboration between FAO's Nansen Project and Mundus maris. We interviewed school teachers and stakeholders from coastal areas in Senegal and The Gambia to find out more about the current teaching on marine ecosystems, what teaching methods are used - both 'traditional' and 'modern'. We also looked into what other communication means people of different age groups use to inform themselves and communicate. The purpose of this pilot study is to find out, what are the communication needs of children particularly in coastal areas of the two countries to learn more about the marine ecosystems at their doorsteps. The study should lead to developing activities in this direction. As usual, we'll build on what's there already and will seek cooperation. A good example of what's there is the booklet on coastal and marine environments in West Africa shown here. Read more about findings and plans.