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, 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.
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.
"How much is a sardine worth?" - How much is a sardine worth, since it is captured at sea until it arrives at our plate? The question was asked to students of Ciência Viva School on World Oceans Day. Francisco Andrade, a researcher at MARE, came to Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva to talk about the business chain of this species that is so consumed in the summer. The ocean, however, has zero profit with the fishery ... So how to balance it?