The ocean is a part of nature so deep that it will forever remain unexplored to some extent.

Ocean is a home for millions of species from fishes to aqautic plants. But human intervention is affecting marine life like never before.

Our kids celebrated World Ocean Day. They learnt about the importance of ocean life and spread awareness about the necessity to save ocean life.

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International multi-cultural students poster project with design departments of 35 academies and universities from all five continents.

The participating institutions are from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. It was not a general tender. It is a non-commercial project.

More than 50 professor colleagues with more than 1000 students collaborated in the project, either in workshops or as semester work. Each participating institution contributed up to 10 best posters, so that there is a collection of c. 350 posters.

The students’ posters as the visual voice of the youth of the world are a call to preserve the Creation –  our blue planet.

The students were briefed by extensive information material. So that the posters cover by their design all aspects of plastic pollution. E.g. environmental pollution of coasts and beaches; fish and seabirds eat plastic parts and die a cruel death; micro plastics from synthetic clothes in the sea; scientists have detected plastic in fish we eat and even in sea salt.

The global communications project is directed and curated by Helmut Langer, Germany (, internationally renowned communication designer and worldwide experienced lecturer, as well a Past President of the International Council of Design. The project was only possible with the fantastic and dedicated cooperation with the professor colleagues, who are part of or have been recommended by Helmut’s global network. A big thank you to them and to the students of course!

It is a great honour for the posters to be part of the UN WORLD OCEAN DAY platform where they get worldwide attention. Because of space limit only a selection of the posters can be shown. They represent all others – they are all part of OCEAN POSTERS against plastic pollution!

Meanwhile selections were exhibited in Argentina, Chile, China, Germany, India, Peru, Slovakia, and USA. Other exhibitions will follow as the COVID pandemic allow

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With an aim to raise awareness about the rising plastic pollution crisis facing the land and oceans, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has launched a two-month-long campaign on the occasion of World Oceans Day, which is marked on June 8 every year. The day aims to inform the public about the adverse effects of human actions on the oceans. While launching the campaign, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the country is taking all steps to ensure that it becomes free of single-use plastic by 2022 as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

World Oceans Day 2021: Sand Art At Odisha’s Puri Beach Calls To ‘Preserve Ocean, Life And Livelihoods’
World Oceans Day 2021: Padma Shree awardee and sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sculpture featuring the marine life at Puri beach in Odisha

On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Webinar on Conservation of Ocean Life on 8th June, 2021

Co-ordinator: Prof Prem raj Pushpakaran

NITC , India

World Ocean Day 2021
Theme of this year is ‘Life and Livelihoods’

On this occasion join us for a live session and learn more about our Ocean and how it is helping generate livelihood to many.

Mangrove Foundation and Mangrove Cell are also working actively towards conservation of coastal & marine biodiversity & improving the livelihoods of the coastal community in Maharashtra, find out more about these initiatives during this live session on YouTube

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Celebrating World Ocean Day with a note of Pledge from the community.

Kerala Backwaters Challenge is committed to working towards Sustainable Backwaters Conservation. Involving with Backwaters in Kerala, brings people to actively engage with water bodies like Rivers and Lakes.

This will reinforce the voice towards it’s ultimate destination of Ocean.

We pledge to conserve the Ocean with the conservation and community based activity.

And calling all nature lovers to join our online pledge with “WE ARE THE OCEAN” . Send your Pledge via Email to

Email or Instagram dm ” WE ARE THE OCEAN” to pledge your support for Ocean Conservation Campaign.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award Winner and former secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India (Elected fellow of TWAS and all three national academies in India), Prof. Vinod Kumar Gaur will be delivering an invited expert lecture tomorrow, World Ocean Day (8th June). The brochure is pictured above, so as the abstract of the lecture entitled “Planet Earth’s Oceans- its Flywheel”. The program will start at 11 AM followed by an international quiz competition themed on the Ocean.

Event info here.

A series of engaging interactive talks with young people and experienced, who are connected to the ocean in different ways. The series begins on World Environment Day and ends on World Ocean Day. There will be follow up episodes thereafter.. The series aims to share thru the personal life stories of different people, across age groups,  how you can make positive choices to act. Importantly we wish to touch the peoples minds and hearts by talking about the beauty of the oceans, marine and coastal life and their connection with life on the planet

Each speaker has  a message of hope and urgency for every one and will also answer questions in an interactive way

Zia Hajeebhoy Director Aquasail will anchor the talks

Speakers include

1. Cdr (Retd) Abhilash Tomy : the first Indian to  circumnavigated the globe Solo Non stop in a sailing boat. Discover The Beauty of Oceans. Pledge To Protect : 5th June | 5 pm

2. Marisa Rodricks : youth committed to marine conservation working with Terra Conscious : How the youth can make choices that can impact our environment. 5th June | 7 pm

3. Sushant Singh : young underwater photographer and diver, rescue volunteer. Brings alive the colour within the ocean and the need to preserve it. 6th June | 7 pm

4. Zoya Tyebji : Researcher, Student, Scholar brings alive the conflict and need for collaboration in the Andamans as she shares her findings  focusing on the depleting population of sharks and rays and its impact on the ecosystem. 7th June | 7 pm

5. Capt (Retd) Dilip Donde : the first Indian to  circumnavigated the globe Solo p in a sailing boat. Discover The Oceans and the Connect to Life. Sharing a vision : 8th June | 5 pm

6. Venkatesh Charloo : banker turned diver turned marine conservationist, Venkatesh will share the importance of corals. The process of restoration and the actions needed to save our ocean life. 8th June | 7 pm

Watch for further follow up episodes!

In lieu of World Ocean Day celebration this year, I will share importance of ocean day through whatsApp group members of High Forest and Coastal Bureaucrats, Front line staff, media person’s, naturalist members, youths, coastal friends, school and college students.

Aquasail has partnered up with these change makers to bring to you engaging and enlightening conversations around our lifelines – the Oceans and this beautiful Earth. Come on board and join our discussion series on for insights on significant environmental phenomena, while we mobilize change and spread awareness this World Environment Day & World Oceans Day

June 5-8th 2021
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Instagram Live Event

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