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A responsible consumption for a healthy planet

The event will be recreational, educational and for training purposes, it will be held on Wednesday 08th June this year on the 3rd floor auditorium Edf. Zonal Government of Guayaquil from 09h00 to 14h00.
The activities to be developed are detailed below:

• Open House: “Áreas protegidas marinas costeras y su afectación por el consumismo”: Will be participating two rangers and each AMPC* tecnitians, “Mingas por el mar” and “Mi Playita limpia” Civil Asociation and with the recyclable and reused material hand workers.

Forum: “Descubriendo los Océanos”: Will be part of this activity several ragers, biologists and public figures in order to share their diving experiences and to explain how this approach to the nature changed their lifes and their habits; and to share some suggestions to the audience for the benefit of our planet.

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Abilene Zoo – World Oceans Day!

Come celebrate World Ocean Day by learning what you can do in your own backyard.

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ABRAZO A LA ISLA DE MOURO (el abrazo)

El abrazo a la isla de Mouro consiste en la formación de un anillo humano, formado por todos aquellos interesados, que acudan a la isla por sus propios medios o por los que proporciona la organización.

La Asociación Unidos x Océanos + Sanos pretende con este acto fomentar la participación de la sociedad en la protección de esta Reserva Marina, Lugar de Importancia Comunitaria y ZEPA, y por extensión de los Océanos.

Un parte del Abrazo a la Isla de Mouro, para más informacion visite la pagina de Unidos x Océanos + Sanos

Actualización 15/7/2016 – ¡Leé como fue aquí!

 

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Adur World Oceans Day
Coronation Green
Adur World Oceans Day

FREE ADMISSION

World Oceans Day was first declared as 8th June at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. 
Events will occur all around the world on and around this day.

For the seventeenth successive year, Shoreham-by-Sea will be celebrating the international World Oceans Day with an all day environmental exhibition about the local sea and seashore, nature and biodiversity. The family event will take place under the marquee on Coronation Green (on the town side of Shoreham Ferry Bridge) on Saturday 11th June 2016 on the same day as the Farmer's Market and other activities in Shoreham.

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African Women in Maritime Organization (WIMAFRICA) "Zero Waste in Our Seas"

Promotion of the Campaign " Zero Waste in Our Seas", Allusive to the Celebration of theWorld Oceans Day

WIMAFRICA is hereby urging all women in maritime organizations from all levels (sub-regional, national, provincial and local, including individuals) to join efforts in order to combine the national celebrations of the World Oceans Day (8 June) with commemorations of the African Day of the Seas and Oceans (25 July), by launching a wide campaign for cleaner and healthier seas in their own countries / provinces / communities, which would culminate with a big closing event on July 25.

This will provide the opportunity to alert and sensitize coastal populations towards a daily contribution in the mitigation of impacts on the marine environment and the threats to marine life due to waste, especially plastics, which are often abandoned in coastal areas and at sea. 

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Agency Leaders Symposium 2016

Ashton Media is going to organize Agency Leaders Sympsium 2016 in Hunter Valley, Australia. It is going to be a lagest and most influential gathering of agency decision makers this year. In this event senior agency leaders going to address the challanges and opportunities of current modern day communication businesses.

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AHHAA gets soaked!
AHHAA Teaduskeskus
AHHAA gets soaked!

11:30-12:30 – Workshop: Diving Squids

Squids are master swimmers but how do they really swim? And how – and why – do they dive? Did you know that the diving “mechanism” of squids and submarines is basically the same? In this workshop, we’ll build the “squid tanks”, where you can make the squids move up and down as if by magic!

 

13:00-13:45 – A science show called ‘Wondrous Water’

Where did water come from? This is the first thing you’ll going to find out. Of course, we’re not going to stop there, so when we’ve created water, we’ll show you how wondrous such a simple substance actually is. Considering the nature of this science theatre show, you’ll also see a surprising amount of fire and explosions.

14:00-15:00 – Workshop: Fish Necropsy

All the participants will get an opportunity to identify the fish species, its internal organs, measure the length and determine the sex of the fish. The person carrying out the workshop will also explain the causes of high concertation of heavy metals in oceans and how this affects first the health of fish and then then health of fist-eating humans.

15:00-16:00 – Laboratory work: corals and coral reefs

Coral reefs are built by colonies of tiny animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. Why are the colonies of corals essential and how exactly are they formed?

16:00-17:00 – Science show called “Human Health- Viral Pathogenesis”

This science show presents general knowledge on autopsies and pathogenesis using a special life-sized autopsy doll of a grown man.At the beginning of the show an autopsy table is placed in the middle of the room so that the participants can see the doll perfectly. The performer presents the process of autopsy to the participants and talks about what which will happen to the human body after and introduce the organs as well.

17:00-18:00 – Workshop: the salinity of sea water

The salinity of the Baltic Sea is much lower than that of ocean water, which is due to abundant freshwater runoff from the surrounding land, combined with the shallowness of the sea itself. In the workshop all the participants will compare the salinity of water of the Baltic Sea to other sea/ocean waters. The participants will mix solutions with different amount of salt to get the real salinity for the ocean waters. After making the solutions they will compare the results (by tasting the solutions) and try to figure out the reason of the differences between the geographical locations of the seas and oceans.

18:00-20:00 – Science Café: the impact of pollutants on the health of fish and humans

The speaker of the science café will be PhD Arvo Tuvikene, a professor of biology at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. The science café will address the topic of the pollutants, e.g. heavy metals, in the Baltic Sea and the impact they have on fish and on the health of fish-eating humans.

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AIA Sri Lanka cleans Calido beach
Calido Beach Kalutara.
AIA Sri Lanka cleans Calido beach

As the world commemorated ‘World Oceans Day’ on June 8, employees of AIA Sri Lanka joined the global celebration to make the planet a better place by cleaning up Calido Beach in Kalutara.

A large number of employees of AIA volunteered to team up and clean the strip of the Beach that runs between Kalu Ganga and the Indian Ocean.  The area is known for its sensitive ecosystem facing challenges such as natural erosion combined with a rapidly growing number of visitors causing pollution.

The project helped the employees to understand the importance of environmental preservation.

“This year’s World Oceans Day theme of “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” was officially recognized by the United Nations and this inspired us to take our own ‘Go Green’ theme of preserving the environment forward by cleaning Calido Beach with the help of our employees who readily volunteered.  It was a sincere, very symbolic effort to make the world a better place and draw attention to the need to preserve the environment for future generations” said Chathuri Munaweera, Director Human Resources at AIA Sri Lanka.

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Akron Zoo World Oceans Day
WORLD OCEANS DAY
 

Wednesday, June 8

Wear your best Hawaiian shirt to the zoo and receive 50% off one admission!

Take a dive under the sea and make a big splash. Learn the importance of our oceans during exhibit talks at the penguins, octopus, jellyfish and more throughout the day. 

Regular zoo admission rates apply
Free to Akron Zoo members

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Alaska SeaLife Center Opens New Nose 2 Nose Underwater Exhibit

Healthy oceans are vital for marine wildlife, and Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) will join people around the world on Wednesday, June 8—World Oceans Day—to bring renewed focus to that message and the day’s theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet. To celebrate this event, ASLC will open its new underwater viewing exhibit, Nose 2 Nose: imagination and science will take you everywhere, provide fun activities for the whole family, and offer membership specials on June 8 and every Saturday in June. - See more at: http://www.alaskasealife.org/news_item/36#sthash.8E0fpEIU.dpuf

 

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Albatross Task Force 10th Anniversary
Namibia Nature Foundation - NNF
Albatross Task Force 10th Anniversary

Today is World Oceans Day and also marks the 10 year annaversary of the Albatross Task Force. Our very own Clemens features in this short film celebrating the ATF success in the Southern Ocean fisheries.

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All Water On Earth Is Connected!
All Water On Earth Is Connected!
All Water On Earth Is Connected!

E-mail to Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY:

We can celebrate June 8 - World Oceans Day - and pick up trash - along the canal, at Lake Ontario,  Mendon Ponds Park – or even at High Falls or Broad Street Bridge across the Genesee River. All water on earth is connected!
 

 

 

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American Littoral Society- Dune Grass Planting
Gateway National Recreation Area
American Littoral Society- Dune Grass Planting

The American Littoral Society will be planting dune grass with La Mer and Philippe Cousteau -- along with his wife Ashlan. Society FishTagging Director Jeff Dement and Kathleen Gasienica, president of the Society's Board of Trustees, will show and tell about the importance of dune grass for coastal resiliency. Philippe Cousteau, who has partnered with La Mer's Blue Heart campaign, will emphasize the importance of the ocean ecosystem, which is crucial to life on earth.

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An ocean experience with CUE

What makes Colombia special? Having not one, but TWO oceans to explore! Join Colombian Underwater Expeditions (CUE) for an experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation of our shared connection to the ocean, as well as community-based efforts in Colombia toward ocean conservation, and the supportive role you can play through diving! Guaranteed to leave you craving more! The best part? This opportunity goes beyond World Oceans Day, to consider every day Ocean Day! CUE is a diving platform focused on expeditions and diving courses around Colombia, financing eco-social proyects with local communities, such as mangrove conservation and restauration, and as well shark conservation programs. We offer expeditions in both oceans, unique routes and destinations, photography courses and direct interaction with communities and conservation. This past year alone, we have:  open the sardine run route in Colombia, Providencia with sharks, Guajira kite surfing and whale sharks, and PUYUII proyect showing the local community how develop a ecological tourism with thier resources. 

Check out our website and join us on facebook (CUE Colombia Underwater Expeditions), email us (info@divecue.com), check out our instagram page (@dive_cue), and join us on twitter (@dive_cue) to find out how you can be a part of our ocean family over the weeks, months, and years ahead! Get 10% off your first experience. Just let us know how you learned about us! Feeling like bringing your friends, the more you are the better. Get in touch to learn more about our awesome seaside retreats and expedition packages in the Rosario Islands, Guarjira, Providencia, and Chocó regions of Colombia. Please get in touch with any questions you may have. We can even put you in touch with people who have taken our courses and joined us on expeditions if you want to hear first hand that this is an opportunity you don't want to pass up! We look forward to you joining our family. Together, we can help to conserve our Ocean playground!

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Anchorage Beach Clean up
West Chester Lagoon
Anchorage Beach Clean up

Wednesday is World Oceans Day! Saltwater Inc. is coming together and doing a beach clean up on Friday to help celebrate our wonderful oceans while minimizing pollution rates. The clean up will start at West Chester Lagoon at the new bridge following the beach line, heading southbound towards Earthquake Park. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

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Animal Days - World Oceans Day - zoo members only

July 22, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo Animal Days are back! Join us throughout the year for special days to learn and celebrate endangered species Blank Park Zoo is working tirelessly to save!

The close ocean to Iowa is over 900 miles away! But did you know there are things you can do here at home to help keep our world’s oceans clean and clear for all marine life? Join us for a special, MEMBERS ONLY, evening from 5:30-8:00 PM. This event is for members only. Don’t have a zoo membership? Click here to purchase one today and all receive free admission to all animal days!

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Announcement of Launch of Caribbean Sea Plastics Removal and Recycling Project

Removal of plastics, which form a huge percentage of the marine and coastal debris in the Caribbean only makes sense if it is incorporated into circular economic and industrial processes by using the plastics as raw materials.

This can be done by either conventional plastics sorting and using each sorted plastic as raw material for specific industrial processes or e.g. selective dissolution, developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which does away with conventional sorting.

In addition research will be done into the use of recycled plastics as raw material for 3D printing.

The idea is to team up with projects like the Ocean Cleanup and other similar projects aimed at plastic removal from the world's oceans.

And a special focus will the avoidance of more marine debris through UNEP and NOAA marine debris prevention progams.

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Annual Spot the jellyfish ocean literacy event

Description of the Spot the Jellyfish citizen science campaign (www.ioikids.net/jellyfish) to schoolchildren by Prof. Alan Deidun (University of Malta and International Ocean Institute) at the Malta National Aquarium, followed by a presentation by the Agent President of Malta to the student producing the most innovative representation (marine species or artefact) made exclusively of plastic or any other macro litter, so as to promote its recycling by the younger generations 

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Annual World Oceans Day Reception
United Nations Headquarters
Annual World Oceans Day Reception

As has become custom, at this year’s Annual World Oceans Day Reception the Secretary-General’s Annual World Oceans Day Message will be delivered and the winners of the Annual World Oceans Day Oceanic Photo Competition will be announced by the multiple time contest winner Ellen Cuylaerts. The evening will also feature musical performances. Hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.

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