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Harbor Front in Ponta Delgada

Peace Boat visits Ponta Delgada, Portugal, to celebrate World Oceans Day May 31 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

On May 31, Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors will visit Ponta Delgada, in the Azores Islands, an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. They will be welcomed by professors, researchers and students of the University of Azores specialising in marine biology, marine botany, and ecology. Meeting onboard Peace Boat’s ship, there will be an opportunity for the youth to exchange experiences and discuss with local students the impact of climate change on the Azores islands and their own islands.

View of Tangier Old City from the harbour

Peace Boat visits Tangier, Morocco, to celebrate World Oceans Days May 28 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On May 28, Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors will take part in a series of activities co-organized by Atlas for Development, SDG Youth Morocco and 2063 Academy with support from the Moroccan government which hosted the UN Climate Negotiations (COP22) in 2016. The highlight of the day will be a High-Level Panel on Climate Change and the SDGs held onboard Peace Boat’s vessel with representatives from the Moroccan government, civil society and diplomatic Ambassadors as well as youth leaders from Morocco together with the youth from the island states.

Hospital Real

Peace Boat visits Granada, Spain, to celebrate World Oceans Day May 27 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

After docking in Motril on May 27, Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors will travel to Granada to take part in a public event at the Hospital Real organised by Comunidad Universitaria y Asociaciones Solidarias de Granada. The youth will share how the climate crisis is impacting their island communities. They will also introduce the activities that will take place in New York City to celebrate World Oceans Day.

University of Malta

Peace Boat visits Malta to celebrate World Oceans Day May 24 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Peace Boat will start the third edition of the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme in Malta on May 24. The group of youth from the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean will board the ship in Valletta. The youth will visit the University of Malta to meet students and professors for an interactive session covering various aspects of climate and ocean governance best practice. They will focus on ocean and climate literacy, marine litter, climate ocean nexus, awareness building among children and the youth.

Mundus maris Awards

Mundus maris Awards: The Female Faces of the Ocean April 16 2019 @ 1:00 PM - May 06 2019 @ 11:59 PM

How can you think the Ocean in the light of a woman's life, work and happiness?

Be inspired by your daily life, the memories of your family, the traditions of your community, your research on nature and culture, your knowledge of history, and your imagination for the future world. Submit your unique view and idea! 

Your contribution has to fit into the A4 format (21 x 29,7 cm portrait or 29,7 x 21 cm landscape) up to a maximum of three sheets A4 (excluding the cover page). Please submit your contribution digitally as high resolution JPG or PDF.

No Straw Day

No Straw Day, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong June 08 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (“OPCFHK”) will celebrate the annual No Straw Day at Ocean Park on 8 June - World Oceans Day! Explore interesting game booths and interactive activities which will teach you about the dangers of single-use plastic, with a chance to win special offers and a charming metal pin as prizes! There is no way to overstate the urgency of protecting nature and biodiversity. OPCFHK encourages everyone to practice green-living, starts from saying "NO!" to straws!

Art competition for young learners from all over the world

I Live by the Sea Contest May 02 2019 @ 12:00 PM - June 08 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Just like in the previous edition, our goal is to spread and share knowledge about marine environments and marine protection issues, as well as the exchange of information among users of different seas and marine oriented regions.

Through their participation we hope to involve youth of different natural and cultural heritage to share their views on marine issues in a creative way. All works submitted will be reviewed by a panel of International Judges.

Du Littoral aux abysses : beauté et fragilité d'un monde sous-marin

Du Littoral aux abysses : beauté et fragilité d'un monde sous-marin June 08 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

A l’initiative de l’Accord RAMOGE, avec son partenaire le Centre Permanent d’Initiatives pour l’Environnement Iles de Lérins et Pays d’Azur (CPIE), et de la Ville de Cannes, une journée de sensibilisation « Du littoral aux abysses » se tiendra le 8 juin à Cannes, à l’occasion de la journée mondiale des Océans. Cet évènement permettra de sensibiliser le grand public à la beauté et à la fragilité du monde sous-marin.

Invitation

Vers une consommation durable des ressources de la mer : le rôle de la science et des chefs en tant qu'acteurs du changement. June 06 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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PROGRAMME [FR]

14h30 - 18h00 | Conférence

"Vers une consommation durable des ressources de la mer : le rôle de la science et des chefs en tant qu'acteurs du changement. L'expérience des femmes pour une gastronomie saine, raisonnée et innovante." 

Animée par : Estérelle Payany

18h00 | Cocktail océan durable

par l'Equipage des cuisiniers de la mer & les lauréats du Concours Olivier Roellinger

 

Interprétation français-anglais.

Beach cleanup event flyer

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup on Siesta Key Beach June 08 2019 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come out to Siesta Key Beach on June 8 for our World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup! Beach.com is partnering with Sarasota Country to host the cleanup along with free beach yoga before the cleanup. We will be giving out T-shirts to the first 50 volunteers and providing all cleanup supplies, along with hosting a raffle after the cleanup with prizes donated from local businesses. 

Eau-Dacité Waterway Festival de l'Eau

Eau-Dacité Waterway Festival June 07 2019 @ 5:00 PM - June 08 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Eau-dacité Waterway Festival is an immersive initiative that will celebrate the local and national waterways and marine spaces. Art and culture will be used to explore the theme of what our waterways mean to Montréalers”. This project will be targeted to all segments of the population, with a special effort to include minorities and underrepresented people in environmental sustainability fora.

Visuel de l'événement

WEEKEND ÉVÉNEMENT "JOURNÉE MONDIALE DES OCÉANS" June 07 2019 @ 6:00 PM - June 09 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Nous vous invitons à un weekend événement - du 7 au 9 juin prochain - à l’occasion du World Oceans Day. C’est une belle opportunité pour nous tous, petits et grands, d’être sensibilisés à la préservation du milieu marin et informés sur les conséquences du changement climatique sur les océans.

Logo of the WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography group displaying algae, benthic invertebrate, and fish surrounding the the Wikipedia "W".

Edit-a-thon for improving and creating Wikipedia articles for women oceanographers June 05 2019 @ 12:00 AM - June 13 2019 @ 12:00 AM

The readership of limnology- and oceanography-related English Wikipedia articles is large, with over 100,000 collective article views per day for aquatic-related articles. However, many pages remain in poor condition, especially biography articles for women oceanographers. Due to common biases, only about 18% of Wikipedia biographies are of women and we would like to combat that. Join us for this edit-a-thon as we improve and create Wikipedia articles for women oceanographers.

The MY HERO Project World Oceans Day and Social Justice Film Screening/Q&A June 09 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Day 2 of The MY HERO Project's celebration of World Ocean's Day! 

Join us in celebrating heroes who are fighting for Ocean Conservation and Social Justice! Enjoy lunch with live jazz and then get inspired by a screening of hero films! Free.
 

Schedule

12 Noon - 1:30 PM   Jazz brunch
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM   Screening of short films featuring Ocean Heroes
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM   Showcase of short films featuring Social Justice Heroes

 

Host

Wendy Milette - Director of the MY HERO International Film Festival

Tiny Heroes of Our Sea - A Documentary on Brunei's Marine Life May 09 2019 @ 12:00 AM - July 08 2019 @ 12:00 AM

The theme for World Oceans Day 2019 is ‘Together we can protect and restore our ocean’. In conjunction with the event, Brunei will be seeing a number of initiatives driven to create awareness on plastic pollution. The Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation has recently launched a No Plastic Day Everyday campaign during Earth Day 2019 and a promotional video has been made to spread this awareness. There are also many social enterprises and NGOs pressing for similar issues.

Fieldwork at sea

WOD at the Extreme Northern Corner of the Mediterranean Sea May 30 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Our event is aimed at learning the principles of Ocean Literacy by means of a fieldwork activity on the small beach of a Natura 2000 protected area (coastal wetland) at the extreme Northern corner of the Mediterranean Sea.

A group of 7th grade students will make observations on natural and man-made features, discovering landscape evolution in the last century in an area affected by remediation and then returning to wilderness.

World Ocean's Day in JC and NYC June 08 2019 @ 7:30 AM - 11:30 PM

30 Mile Walk (participate for as long, or as short as you'd like) along the Hudson River reminding us of our connection to the beautiful Big Blue Ocean just down the street (literally). 

3 Human Formations 

2 Clean-ups - Liberty State Park @10am and Riverside Park @2pm

1 Ocean Celebration! 

Please check https://benatural.world/wodnyc2019 for more information

International Ocean Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup - Ocean Conservancy

Harnessing the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash

The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The movement was catalyzed by the passion and spirit of two committed individuals. Back in 1986, Linda Maraniss moved to Texas from Washington, DC, where she had been working for Ocean Conservancy.

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A-10-DAY BEACH CLEANUP DRIVE

A Beach Road cleanup drive has been planned for collection of plastic waste from Forest Building – GITAM College, Visakhapatnam, India . It is estimated an amount of 1.8 tons plastic waste and glass bottles would be 4 tons. We invite students and youths to volunteer with us.

Interested people are welcome to join us. Students / youths are requested to participate in the programme and share it with your friends. 

Pint of Science in Ostend: 3 evenings of marine science in a cosy bar at the seaside

Pint of Science Ostend - OUR BODY: the sea and me May 22 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Within the frame of World Ocean Day, the Flander Within the frame of World Ocean Day, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) organizes three sessions of Pint of Science in its hometown Ostend (Belgium). On each of the three evenings of 20, 21 and 22 May, two marine scientists are invited to a bar in the neighborhood to inform the public about the latest news about their research. And all this in a casual, cozy atmosphere.

Pint of Science in Ostend: 3 evenings of marine science in a cosy bar at the seaside

Pint of Science Ostend - PLANET EARTH: a sea of live May 21 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Within the frame of World Ocean Day, the Flander Within the frame of World Ocean Day, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) organizes three sessions of Pint of Science in its hometown Ostend (Belgium). On each of the three evenings of 20, 21 and 22 May, two marine scientists are invited to a bar in the neighborhood to inform the public about the latest news about their research. And all this in a casual, cozy atmosphere.

Pint of Science in Ostend: 3 evenings of marine science in a cosy bar at the seaside

Pint of Science Ostend - OUR SOCIETY: the sea of the past May 20 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Within the frame of World Ocean Day, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) organizes three sessions of Pint of Science in its hometown Ostend (Belgium). On each of the three evenings of 20, 21 and 22 May, two marine scientists are invited to a bar in the neighborhood to inform the public about the latest news about their research. And all this in a casual, cozy atmosphere.

  • Monday 20 May: OUR SOCIETY - the sea of the past
  • Tuesday 21 May: PLANET EARTH - a sea of live
  • Wednesday 22 May: OUR BODY - the sea and me

 

Display of Water themed images at the One Planet One Future permanent exhibition in Milan, Italy

Water at Dusk Exhibition: One Planet One Future Celebrates the Ocean June 03 2019 @ 12:00 PM - June 29 2019 @ 7:00 PM

One Planet One Future will open a new exhibition on June 3, 2019 called Water at Dusk in celebration of our oceans. The exhibition will run through June 29, 2019. Leading environmental artist, Anne de Carbuccia, aims to draw attention to the planet and the current environmental crisis through her art work that includes oceans, endangered species and environments. She also will debut her short documentary film, ONE OCEAN, in New York during this exhibition.

The Business of Ocean Data @ New Lab

The Business of Ocean Data June 05 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Venue

Ocean Data can generate huge business value, and improve the environment; when it is easy to find, understand, and use by millions for whom it was never intended. Data creates value when it is utilized and it is the purpose of the Ocean Data Alliance to radically increase the utility of ocean data by magnifying the audience that can use it.

Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors 2018

Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme 2019 May 24 2019 @ 10:00 AM - June 08 2019 @ 6:00 PM

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Peace Boat is organizing the third edition of the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme from May 24 to June 8, 2019. Young leaders from the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Caribbean who are active on issues related to climate change and ocean degradation will travel from Valletta (Malta) to New York (United States) with stops and activities in Motril and Granada (Spain), Tangiers (Morocco) and Ponta Delgada (Portugal). The group will board in Malta which organized the Our Conference in 2017. They also will visit Morocco which hosted COP22 in 2016.

Peace Boat

Peace Boat celebrates World Oceans Day in New York ! June 07 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, has carried out global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability since 1983. Peace Boat is a core member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Peace Boat is now developing the Ecoship, enabling the reduction of CO2 emissions by 40%, achieving zero SOx and NOx emissions, and recycling 100% of its water and waste.

happy dolphins foundation

Happy Dolphins Festival June 08 2019 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The all-round watersports competition held in February since 2002, the Master of the Ocean, has organized a festival for the community to include the children from local foundations and provide them with surfing and swimming lessons, as well as wisdom about ocean conservation.

IOI

Bike for Coastal Conservation June 08 2019 @ 3:00 PM - June 09 2019 @ 12:00 PM

In 2019, IOI Thailand will organize a 25 km biking campaign "Bike for Coastal Conservation (BCC)" at Pranburi Forest Park, Prajuabkirikhan Province on Sunday 9 June 2019. There will be around 300 Senior government officers, CEOs, business managers, bicycle clubs community and families to attend and to celebrate the WOD 2019.

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