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“World Oceans Day” Launching “Beach and Marine Environment Protection Council” (BMEPC)

As part of “World Oceans Day” on 8th June 2017 at 10:00 am, the Hotels & Resorts that are located on the Coastal belt fromKanyakumari to Kasaragod .will be cleaning the beaches in their respective areas and prove the world what we can do when we are united. 

The Hotels & Resorts situated on the coastal belt of South India have formed a Council“Beach and Marine Environment Protection Council” (BMEPC) aimed to “Protect the Ocean & Marine life”and its official launching will be done on the 8th June 2017 on the “World Oceans day”.

The objective of this council is to educate the citizen and the staff members of hotels and restaurants situated near to the sea shore about the waste disposable which should be carefully placed in the appropriate place so that it doesn’t end up fouling our oceans, rivers and lakes. We cannot take our marine environment for granted, nor treat it carelessly.

BMEPC will be developing strategies to act on long term solutions to the impact that Plastic, rubbish, and disposal of raw sewage and to keep the beaches clean through continuous process. A mass awareness will be given to keep the beaches clean through continuous process.

As a prelude to this initiative, a CEO’s under water conference, was conducted on10th April 2017 at Kovalam beach for the first time in the World  for highlighting the issue. The conference pledged for“Protection of Ocean & Marine life”and  drew up a detailed plan for a long term and sustainable itinerary for the campaign. 

Hotels & Resorts situated on the Coastal belt of South India will form an agenda by partnering to reduce marine debris by constant routine beach & under water cleaning in association with agencies experts in underwater diving and Marine studies to have a close watch on keeping the Marine life safe from debris & pollution. 

There will be approximately 40 hotels coming in the belt but we will rope in backwater resorts also in the future. Being hotelier and tourism service provider in the beach front of Kovalam,

we felt like ourselves there are many fellow hoteliers who are there along the coastal belt. We all can start the mission and take up to entire Indian Coastal belt. 

We solicit the whole hearted support of all including the print and electronic media for the success of this noble venture and request that maximum publicity be given through all available sources.

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1,300 students to create aerial beach art for Kids Ocean Day

On Thursday, June 1, more than 1,300 students from inland and underserved schools will remove trash from Huntington State Beach for Kids Ocean Day, an annual statewide celebration to protect the world’s oceans. Following the cleanup, students will participate in a human aerial artwork display, organizing to form the message, “Come Together.”

Kids Ocean Day focuses on reaching children in underserved and inland schools who often don’t have access to the beach. By giving them the opportunity to interact with the coastal environment, the annual program educates the next generation of ocean advocates and empowers them to value and protect our shoreline.

“When these kids experience the beauty of our coast and realize their role in protecting it, they become environmental champions for life,” said Dyana Peña, Coastkeeper’s educational director. “We chose the message “Come Together” because together is the only way we are going to ensure a future for our environment.”

Orange County beaches collect trash that travels from inland communities through the county’s rivers and storm drains. Beach cleanups stand as a last line of defense to prevent this debris from polluting the ocean and its wildlife. This event is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission and is part of a series of Kids Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups, held at six beaches along the California coast. The 24th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup encourage students and volunteers to leave the Golden State’s beaches sparkling.

“These students have been learning about the many ways humans depend on the ocean, and about the threats to ocean health,” said Dayna Bochco, Chair of the California Coastal Commission. “And now they are all coming together to do something positive for the ocean. Through their aerial art, they hope to inspire adults to do the same, because they understand a simple truth — it will take all of us joining forces to address global problems like plastic pollution, warming seas and overfishing.”

At Huntington State Beach, students will clean up the local shoreline at 9:30 a.m., and they will begin the aerial art project at 11 a.m. Following the giant human art exhibit, students will enjoy an afternoon in the sun and waves, connecting with the environment. 

To register as a volunteer for Kids Ocean Day, please click here. To contribute supplies or e-gift cards to support the plastic-free event, contact Dyana Peña at dyana@coastkeeper.org.

This article was released by Orange County Coastkeeper.

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10 Mile Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup – Donegal

To celebrate our coast for World Oceans Day, Clean Coasts Officer for Donegal is teaming up with our group, Creevy Co-op for one of Ireland’s biggest C0ca-Cola Clean Coasts Week beach cleans which will take place along the 10 mileWild Atlantic Way Creevy Shore Walk. We will meet at Castle Adventure Open Farm at 10:30am. Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sensible clothing. All welcome!

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100 Days of Blue
The World's Waterways
100 Days of Blue

Designed to shape the new story of water, ‘100 Days of Blue’ asks people to get in, on, near or under water daily for 100 days and to share theirexperiences through their own personal networks and a vast array of social media platforms.

This simple, optimistic gesture of expressing love for our blue planet demonstrates the vital role it plays in our health and wellbeing and helps us tellthe new story of water each year throughout all 100 days of summer.

The backbone of this year’s celebration is based on 100 crowd-sourced words that best describe the cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits of water. A new word will be used each day along with a images submitted by participants engaged in 100 Days of Blue.

The fourth annual ‘100 Days of Blue’ runs from May 29 to September 5 and is hosted byBlue Mind Life, a vast network of water lovers from around the globewho are changing the conversation about water, for good. 

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10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest - World Oceans Day Celebration

The MY HERO Project is hosting a World Oceans Day Celebration at the 10th Annual Laguna Hero Fest on June 8, 2017, at [seven-degrees] 891 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach. The Fest honors individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Laguna Beach community. This year’s family-friendly event will showcase art, music and inspiring short films featuring ocean heroes.

A youth afternoon program, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm will introduce children to inspiring short films, art and other ocean conservation-related activities. Ocean Warrior students from Top of the World Elementary School will also perform a skit as part of the afternoon program.

The family friendly evening program from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, will include music, art, short films and an award ceremony honoring artists, activists, and environmental heroes.

Laguna residents Greg and Barbara MacGillivray will be honored for their ongoing commitment to ocean conservation. Greg's Oscar-nominated documentaries The Living Sea (1995) and Dolphins (2000) have inspired millions of ocean activists. The MacGillivrays founded One World One Ocean to educate and inspire activism to protect the world’s oceans. They sponsor MY HERO’s annual Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award, named for research scientist and explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle. The award comes with a 500-dollar prize and goes to a filmmaker whose work highlights heroes working to protect the ocean, the 2017 winner will be announced at the event!

Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman will receive the Community Hero Award for her work creating the Laguna Beach Weekend Trolley, which reduces traffic and helps keep the beach community clean. The free shuttle runs weekend days and evenings during the summer. Thousands of visitors can enjoy the city without bringing their cars.

The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will be honored at the event for keeping local beaches safe for swimmers, surfers and others who enjoy our ocean.

The Laguna Bluebelt Coalition will be honored for its efforts to protect and restore Laguna’s marine life environments. 

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center will share their new 360 Virtual Reality experience.

Massen Greene Foundation will be recognized for their impact in the community and commitment to environmental preservation and education.

The Laguna Hero Fest is free and open to the public with a suggested donation. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at [seven-degrees].

Sponsors include: [seven-degrees], Stu News, Kx93 FM, the lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach.



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12 Marathons across Europe on a SUP made of PLASTIC BOTTLES

Launching on WORLD OCEANS DAY 8th June 2017, Carlos and Carolyn will complete 12 Marathons across Europe on paddle boards made out of plastic bottles; and in every location they will teach the local community how to build a plastic bottle board... to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean and make SUP affordable for all. 

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13km Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Cleanup – Kerry

To celebrate our coast for World Oceans Day, Clean Coasts Officer for Kerry is teaming up with our group, Ocean World Dingle  for one of Ireland’s biggest C0ca-Cola Clean Coasts Week beach cleans which will take place along the 13km Wild Atlantic Way Dingle Peninsula. Time and meeting point to be confirmed.Gloves, bags and litter pickers will be provided. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather and sensible clothing. All welcome!

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1er Concurso de Fotografía: “Celebrando nuestro Océano”

Planeta Océano, en el marco de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos, convoca a todas las personas a participar del primer concurso de fotografía marina “Celebrando nuestro Océano”.

I. Objetivos del concurso: Generar conciencia, a través de la fotografía, sobre la importancia y belleza de tener un océano saludable.

II. Contexto: Al participar en este concurso, se promoverá que las personas conozcan un poco más de los ecosistemas marinos a través de la óptica de los participantes. A su vez, los participantes podrán compartir sus trabajos con la comunidad de Planeta Océano en redes sociales, dando a conocer su talento y disposición de celebrar el Día Mundial de los Océanos.

III. Quiénes pueden participar: ​Personas residentes en Perú.

IV. Temas a los que deben hacer referencia las fotografías:

- Acciones que demuestren el compromiso de la conservación marino-costera para evitar las diferentes formas de impacto ambiental sobre el mismo.

- La diversidad de hábitats marino-costeros peruanos: islas, manglares, arrecifes, acantilados, pastos marinos, playas, entre otros.

- Fauna marina: lobos marinos, aves guaneras, mantarrayas, ballenas, tiburones, entre otros.

- Impacto ambiental en los ecosistemas marino-costeros.

V. Premios y certificados: ​Se dará un premio sorpresa para el primer y segundo puesto. Además se entregará certificado de parte de la organización al primer y segundo lugar.

VI. Especificaciones​ de los trabajos:

- Cada participante puede presentar como máximo 2 fotografías.

- Las fotografías deben tener un mensaje de conservación o reflexión, especificación del lugar e historia de la fotografía enviada.

- Las fotografías deben enviarse en formato "JPG".

- La resolución mínima recomendada es 800X600.

- No se admitirán fotografías con fecha, marcas de agua o inscripciones.

VII. Para envíos de los trabajos:

PASO1​: Cada participante deberá compartir la foto o fotos participantes a través de su cuenta personal de Facebook incluyendo un mensaje que describa la imagen y lleve a la reflexión sobre la conservación; además, deberá etiquetar en el post a Planeta Océano.: @planetaoceano.

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2017 Hawaiʻi Environmental Education Symposium; June 8-10th, 2017, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

This year’s EE Symposium, Hawaii Environmental Education in a Changing Climateoffsite link, through a partnership with NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project, will be sharing the latest tools, resources, and guidance on how to integrate the key themes of resiliency, stewardship, and meaningful action into your educational efforts. Furthermore, we will emphasize standards-based learning opportunities, highlighting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and network with EE practitioners, classroom teachers, community educators, resource managers, and conservation professionals from across the state and beyond!

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2017 World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup Jamboree

Happy World Oceans Day!! Join us on Saturday for our Beach Cleanup Jamboree!! Updated location: White Road Beach, Rock Sound. Rain or shine, we are going to celebrate our oceans by keeping them clean. See you this weekend!

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2017 World Oceans Day世界海洋日-海底垃圾清除總動員@Keelung City, Taiwan
基隆市國立海洋科技博物館(潮境公園) National Museum Of Marine Science & Technology(Chaojing Park)
2017 World Oceans Day世界海洋日-海底垃圾清除總動員@Keelung City, Taiwan

Our Oceans, Our Futures.

基隆市政府將於 7 月 22 日在潮境公園舉辦淨海環教宣導系列活動,當日預計動員潛水人員以及 成立環保艦隊投入淨海作業。


Taiwan EPA calls all the coastal counties to clean our ocean together at 22th July, 2017.
Through practicing the cleanup operations and promoting the marine environmental education, we can achieve “No-Plastic Ocean” by limiting and reducing the daily use of plastic.

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Convento degli Olivetani - Le Grazie (Portovenere)

A La Spezia, con l'occasione della 30° edizione del Trofeo MARIPERMAN (http://www.trofeomariperman.it), verranno organizzati, con la collaborazione dei ragazzi e delle ragazze del Progetto formativo di Alternanza Scuola-Lavoro del IISS A. Fossati-M. Da Passano, laboratori ludico-didattici, conferenze e mostre: "UN MARE DI EMOZIONI”! L'evento è organizzato dal Centro di Supporto e Sperimentazione Navale della Marina Militare Italiana, in collaborazione con il Distretto Ligure delle Tecnologie Marine - Polo DLTM, l'Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, l'Associazione Vela Tradizionale, l'Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment -ISME, l'Università degli Studi di Firenze, il Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) della NATO, l'Istituto di Chimica della Materia Condensata e di Tecnologie per l'Energia (CNR-ICMATE), l'AssociazioneVeleLatine e LifeOnTheSea ONLUS. 
L’iniziativa ha lo scopo di avvicinare principalmente i giovani al mondo scientifico nelle sue applicazioni legate all’ambiente marino, attraverso attività ludiche ed esperimenti sul campo coordinati dai ricercatori dei Centri di Ricerca del Golfo - e non - , con la collaborazione di associazioni sportive e culturali, appassionati, cultori della materia e scuole. Durante queste esperienze i visitatori avranno la possibilità di esplorare i fondali marini, scoprire le leggi della propagazione del suono sotto la superficie del mare, la magia della biologia marina e del mondo delle alghe, ed infine di cimentarsi nella navigazione a vela, nell’esecuzione di nodi e dell’arte marinaresca. L'evento che si svolgerà nelle giornate dell’8 e del 9 Giugno, sarà ospitato nella prestigiosa e storica sede del Convento degli Olivetani, situato accanto alla chiesa di Nostra Signora delle Grazie. Per ultimo ci sarà, l’8 e 9 Giugno, il IV Trofeo CSSN-Enti di ricerca, regata a batteria su imbarcazioni monotipo, nel quale si sfideranno gli equipaggi di Enti scientifici (INGV, ISMAR,-CNR, Università degli Studi di Genova -Polo Marconi, CMRE NATO).

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3rd Blue Planet Symposium
conference center of NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
3rd Blue Planet Symposium

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years. The Symposium will address four subthemes:

1. The changing oceans

Climate change involves major changes in the oceans, including changes in ocean circulation and dynamic sea surface topography, a changing role in the global climate system, sea level rise, and a potentially ice-free Arctic ocean. It is important to understand the current changes and their potential future developments and impacts on the Earth's life-support system from local to global scales.

2. Threats from pollution, warming and acidification

The health of marine ecosystems and their productivity are exposed to threats from pollution, the warming of the oceans, and an increasing acidification. The current and future impacts of these threats on the marine biosphere and beyond, including the impacts on human societies, need to be understood, monitored, and ways to limit the threats need to be developed.

3. Processes and life at the Interfaces with the oceans

The oceans are integrated in the global system of systems with many interdependencies between them and the land and the atmosphere. There are many potential cascading effects, leading from disturbances and changes in one system to large impacts on the other systems. Therefore, understanding the processes at the interfaces between oceans, land and atmosphere is crucial in order to take interdependencies into consideration and avoid as far as possible cascading effects.

4. Sustainable use of ocean resources

Human well-being depends on a wide range of ocean resources and there are numerous economic activities based on using the oceans in various ways. The changing oceans will impact humanity's use of the oceans and provide new opportunities that need careful consideration. We need to take into account the impacts of these activities on the oceans and develop approaches that meet our needs while safeguarding the functioning of the oceans in the Earth’s life-support system.

Anticipated Outcomes

The symposium is expected to result in tenable outcomes relevant to the providers and users of ocean and coastal observation information. Specifically, it is expected that:
â—¾Linkages with new communities and users will be developed.
â—¾Potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet will be identified; and
â—¾Collaborations across groups and disciplines will be strengthened.

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4Ocean World Oceans Day

Show your support for the Ocean by purchasing the original 4Ocean Bracelet and our limited edition World Oceans Day Bracelet. 

By purchasing the World Oceans Pack, you will receive 2 bracelets and remove 2 pounds of trash from the ocean! These bracelets will help fund our largest chain of underwater cleanups with over 500 SCUBA divers across the globe!

Our bracelets are made from 100% Recycled Materials. The beads are made from recycled glass bottles & the cord is made from recycled plastic water bottles.

  • 2 Bracelets (1 Turquoise + 1 Blue)
  • Unisex design
  • Adjustable from 2-5" in diameter 
  • Stainless Steel 4Ocean Charm  
  • 2 Pound of Trash will be removed from the Ocean

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4th Annual World Oceans Day Event
St. Francis Xavier University, Biology Dept., J. Bruce Brown Building
4th Annual World Oceans Day Event

The StFX Biology Dept. will be hosting their 4th Annual World Oceans Day event this coming June. The event will promote ocean awareness to younger generations and to the general public. There will be a lot to see and learn about different species of sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars, sand dollars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, decorator crabs, whelks, blue lobsters, horseshoe crabs, whale bones, sharks jaws and much more. Displays will also include a sea weed station, a conservation station, a shark station, a dolphin communication station, piping plover conservation station, fossil station and a live plankton station. A hands-on fun experience for the whole family!


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5th Annual Roundhouse Fun Run for the Oceans

Join us for our 5th Annual 5K Timed family beach run/walk to benefit the Roundhouse Aquarium!
All proceeds go to further our mission of ocean and environmental education. 
The $35 registration fee includes Electronic Timing, Commemorative T-shirt, and Refreshments. There will be an early bird discount this year, so register ASAP.
The 1st-3rd place finisher in each division will receive a medal and amazing prizes. There will also be a raffle after the race for more fun and prizes.

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7th International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries

To the contributors across the globe, we invite you to Conference Series premier 7th International Conference on Aquaculture & Fisheries to be held during October 19-21, 2017 at Rome, Italy. Aquaculture congress is the premier event that brings together a unique and International mix of experts including scientists, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations. This Aquaculture conference will cover the new research techniques and concentrate on aquaculture exhibition of new feeds, fish welfare, antibiotics, instruments introduced by the aquaculture fisheries laboratories. It also covers the increase in need for demanding sea food. Aquaculture brings basic and advanced research of Developmental, Toxicological and Transgenic aspects.

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8 de junio - Día Mundial de los Océanos

El día 8 de junio se celebra el Día Mundial de los Océanos, designado así por la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en el año 2009.

El propósito de este día es recordar a todo el mundo la importancia de los océanos para toda la vida, siendo el pulmón de nuestro planeta además de albergar a muchas de las formas de vida marina más increíbles, además mediante este día se pretende informar a todo el mundo sobre las consecuencias que la actividad humana con respecto al cuidado de los océanos.

The 8th of June is World Oceans Day, declared by the UN general assembly in 2009

The purpose of this day is for the whole world to remember the importance of the oceans for all live, being the heart of our planet on top of accommodating many forms of incredible marine life. Additionally, this day aims to inform the world about the consequences of human activity on the oceans.

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8 de junio – Día Mundial de los Océanos

La ONU designó, mediante la Resolución 62/111, el 8 de junio como la fecha que, a partir del 2009, se emplearía para celebrar el Día Mundial de los Océanos, aprovechando esta efeméride para contribuir a crear una conciencia global de la importancia de los océanos y mares de nuestro planeta.

Actividades en el P.N.M. del Clot de Galvany:

Día 10 y 11 de junio.

10:00 – 12:00. Visita guiada temática: “Vida en el Clot, entre el mar y la tierra”. Mediante un itinerario a través de las dunas y playas del paraje, se observará la vida existente en este singular ambiente que sirve de transición entre el medio marino y el continental, confiriéndole rasgos especiales que explican la singularidad de los hábitos y adaptaciones de los seres que lo habitan. También se comentarán los impactos negativos producidos por usos abusivos en este singular entorno.

16:00 – 17:30. Taller teórico-práctico: “Vida en el Clot, fauna y flora marinas”. Un breve repaso a las distintas especies de flora y fauna marina asociadas al P.N.M. del Clot de Galvany, y los hábitats que conforman como las praderas de Posidonia o las praderas de algas bentónicas de la costa rocosa. Durante parte del taller, se podrán hacer observaciones a la lupa binocular y al microscopio de distintas especies de algas y de la vida microscópica del fito- y zooplancton.

The UN designated, by Resolution 62/111, June 8 as the date from 2009 to celebrate World Oceans Day, taking advantage of this event to help create a global awareness of the importance of The oceans and seas of our planet.

Activities in the P.N.M. Of the Clot de Galvany:

10th and 11th of June.

10:00 - 12:00 Guided tour theme: "Life in the Clot, between sea and land". By means of an itinerary through the dunes and beaches of the place, we will observe the existing life in this unique environment that serves as a transition between the marine and continental environments, giving special features that explain the uniqueness of the habits and adaptations of the beings that They inhabit it. The negative impacts produced by abusive uses in this unique environment will also be discussed.

16:00 - 17:30. Theoretical-practical workshop: "Life in the Clot, marine fauna and flora". A brief review of the different species of marine flora and fauna associated with P.N.M. Of the Clot de Galvany, and the habitats that make up the meadows of Posidonia or the prairies of benthic seaweed of the rocky coast. During part of the workshop, observations can be made to the binocular magnifying glass and the microscope of different species of algae and the microscopic life of phytoplankton and zooplankton.

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8 de junio Día Mundial de los Océanos: Puerto Padre con la magia del Atlántico

El 5 de diciembre de 2008 la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas en la Resolución 63/111 resuelve que, a partir de 2009, las Naciones Unidas designen el 8 de junio Día Mundial de los Océanos.


¿Por qué celebramos el Día Mundial de los Océanos?

  • Para recordar a todo el mundo el gran papel que los océanos juegan en nuestras vidas. Son los pulmones de nuestro planeta, que generan la mayoría del oxígeno que respiramos.
  • Para informar a la opinión pública de las consecuencias que la actividad humana tiene para los océanos.
  • Para poner en marcha un movimiento mundial ciudadano a favor de los océanos.
  • Para movilizar y unir a la población mundial entorno al objetivo de la gestión sostenible de los océanos. Son una fuente importante de alimentos y medicinas, y una parte esencial de la biosfera.
  • Para celebrar juntos la belleza, la riqueza y el potencial de los océanos.

Why celebrate World Oceans Day?

  • To remember the grand role that the oceans play in our lives. They are the heart of our planet, producing the majority of our oxygen.
  • To inform the public of the consequences that human activity has for the oceans.
  • To put in motion a global citizen movement in favor of the oceans.
  • To put in motion and unite the global population towards the objective of sustainable management of the oceans. They are a strong importance for food and medicine, and an essential part of our biosphere.
  • To celebrate together the beauty, the wealth, and the potential of the ocenas.

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