Female Diver Training Program

Highlights Science Communication
Event Date | 2022/10/01 - 2023/07/31 Address |

This event aims to enhance women's interest in learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The field of marine research encompasses ocean science, ocean technology, and ocean engineering, and requires a large number of mathematical talent in areas such as ocean physics or numerical simulation. However, the marine-related field has been dominated by men, which may result in gender bias and discourage women from learning and engaging in related careers and research. In 2015, the United Nations proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the fifth goal being to \achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.\ This event will provide role models for women by sharing the growth, education, and career paths of female technology talents in the marine industry. In addition to eliminating gender stereotypes in the STEM field, it is hoped that the event can reduce the public's gender bias towards the marine-related industry.

Activity Goals aligned with SDGs Projects

Goal 5: Gender equality Goal 13: Climate action Goal 14: Life below water


Science for All、Science Cultivation

Type of event




NTOU-National Taiwan Ocean University

Event Audience

Preshool to high school students


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From October 2022 to August 2023, a total of nine podcasts and web media promotional articles were launched. The first eight episodes of the podcast have accumulated approximately 4800 views as of August 7, 112. The ninth episode was released on August 6, and it currently has 200 views, with the number of views steadily increasing. This project has received positive feedback, and the number of listeners is gradually rising.

Additionally, on July 29, 2023, a physical event called "海女相談室" (The Mermaids' Discussion Room) was held. It involved both in-person and online discussions, with around 20 or more participants. The event began with storytelling sessions about three books written by female marine scientists:

"Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist" by Jess Keating (Author) and Marta Alvarez Miguens (Illustrator). Published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in 2017.
"Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle" by Claire A. Nivola (Author and Illustrator). Published by Recorded Books in 2012.
"Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World" by Laurie Lawlor (Author) and Laura Beingessner (Illustrator). Published in 2014.
Following the storytelling, participants engaged in discussions about the content and ideas presented in the books. Simultaneously, the event was live-streamed online to amplify its content and impact through internet-based outreach.

Number of Participants5,000

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