Ocean Sustainability: Together let’s ensure oceans can sustain us into the future
Why do we celebrate World Ocean Day?
To remind everyone of the major part the Ocean has in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe.
To inform the public on the impact of the human actions on the Ocean.
To develop a worldwide movement of citizen, towards the Ocean.
To mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the World Ocean. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.
To celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the Ocean.
World Ocean Day, 8th of June
How will you celebrate World Ocean Day?
Thousands of organisations celebrated World Ocean Day over 70 countries last year,
will you be part of them this year?
The World Oceans Day Theme for 2019 is
“Gender and Oceans“
Looking for ideas for your event?
Have you thought about plastic?
Check out this activity guide which contains lots of ideas and resources to create an event for World Ocean Day.
World Ocean Day Photo Competition
Since 2013, a World Ocean Day Photo Competition is jointly organized by the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, World Ocean Network, The Ocean Project, World Festival of Underwater Images, IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, and Dive Photo Guide (DPG).
Winners will be recognized during World Ocean Day during the Ocean Conference in New York.
More information here
You can also consult the World Ocean Day programmes and partners in 2016