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

The PADI Torchbearer community has the power to influence policymakers and governments around the world.

Throughout 2021, we will continue to rally for support of the We Are One Ocean 30×30 Petition, calling on world leaders to protect 30 percent of our shared, global ocean by 2030. In February, we will ask for every Torchbearer to participate in the Great Barrier Reef Census, the world-first citizen science effort to survey the Great Barrier Reef. We will also continue to work along-side our primary partner in conservation, Project AWARE, to enlist Torchbearers to help save the Short-Fin Atlantic Mako Shark and to continue to grow Dive Against Debris, PADI’s flagship underwater citizen-science program with the power to influence waste management policies around the world.

2021 will present more opportunities to take actions that heal and protect the ocean.

Image Credit: https://blog.padi.com/2021-is-a-critical-year-for-the-ocean/

​VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY! Join the Southern Camp SMPs while we clean up Cape Zanpa on Saturday, 26 June!

**Please note this link is for those taking a POV to the event**

Transportation is provided by the SMP and will depart the Futenma SMP at 0920. If you would like to use our transportation, please register via the “SMP FUTENMA BUS” Event link. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior as the bus is prompt.


Image Credit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smp-futenma-pov-southern-camps-oki-clean-up-registration-158348553787?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Starting from World Ocean Day and ending on Japan’s Ocean Day Umi-no-Hi for six weeks, we are organising local cleanups every weekend in the Hiroshima area, and reaching out to cleanup activists across Japan and the world to do a livestream CleanUp Heroes” talkshow series.

This is a great chance to learn from each other, compare notes, and inspire each other to keep going.

I’m interested to discuss issues they have with waste that washes up near their homes and their strategies to cope as well as ideas for how to improve on the problem. These talks can help us see how all of our waste problems are unique, but in many ways similar. There are some surprising types of waste as well as inspiring ideas for solutions that can come out of these discussions.

Photo credit: jjwalsh

On World Ocean Day, June 8, a collaboration of scientific institutions and ocean groups from around the world, will launch scientific monitoring devices into the ocean.  Seven devices, one for each G7 nation, will be launched into ocean currents around the G7 Summit’s Cornish venue ahead of the Summit starting later this week (11th June).


The launch is designed to increase understanding about how plastic pollution behaves in the ocean. Designed to mimic a single use plastic drinks bottle, the devices will respond to currents and winds as real bottles do. They could potentially travel hundreds of miles over the course of the project, passing over deep ocean trenches, across major migratory routes for marine mammals and birds and out into the High Seas. Each device will gather vital data to help scientists understand how plastic moves across the ocean and the potential risk it poses to marine wildlife along the way. The data will also be fed into ocean observing systems and used to ground truth ocean current observations and models.

Our daily lives continue to put a huge strain on the oceans, with rising sea temperatures and levels, coral bleaching and plastic litter. In this special online event hosted by Peace Boat we will hear from three youth leaders working in different countries to tackle these issues: Nathalia Lawen, who is working on marine litter and coastal erosion in the Seychelles; Tashiro Shuhei, connecting a wide range of people in Japan to protect the oceans; and Khadija Stewart, in Trinidad & Tobago promoting a way of life that does not harm the ecosystem. All are connected by Peace Boat’s Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Programme. The main language of the event will be Japanese but please contact us if you are an English speaker who would like to join.

2021年6月16日 (水) 20:00-21:30 JST

More info and Registration : https://peaceboat.org/37362.html

Image Credit: https://peaceboat.org/37362.html

The Ocean Festival is an event organized by Grade 1 students that includes dressing up as a sea creature, playing games, and watching Hae Shin,  a documentary about marine debris cleanup started by William Henderson in South Korea.

Ready for #WorldOceanDay2021!?

Join us on Sunday 6th June @ 10:00-13:00 for mymizu’s virtual World Ocean Day 2021 Special Event! It’ll be the perfect way to celebrate our beautiful blue planet, with

-a remote clean up, accessible to all!
-a dialogue with Ocean Heroes Ai Futaki and Kenny Kaneko;
-a virtual community hangout to meet like-minded people and have meaningful discussions

The oceans provide at least 50% of the oxygen we breathe, hold 80% of our planet’s biodiversity and are critical to all life on earth; and yet they are in crisis.

Join us for this free event to take action, be inspired by Ocean Heroes, and discuss how we can take care of our ocean and our planet for generations to come!

Date & Time: Saturday 6th June @ 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: Free
Venue: Online (Instagram & Zoom)
Language for Dialogue & Community Hangout: Japanese
Registration: Registration required in advance!


🗑 どこにいても参加できる、リモートクリーンアップ

🌊 海を舞台に活躍するmymizuのアンバサダー二木あいさんと金子ケニーさんの対談

💙 mymizuコミュニティの素敵な仲間と海についてのディスカッションができるオンラインミートアップ



[日時] 6月6日土曜日 10時から13時
[参加費] 無料
[会場] オンライン(インスタグラム上&Zoom上)
[対談・ミートアップで使用される言語] 日本語
[事前登録] イベントに参加するためには事前登録が必要です。

UNU-IAS OUIK will organise a webinar to commemorate World Oceans Day 2021 as well as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development on 8 June 2021 from 16:00 – 17:30 JST. The theme of the webinar will be “The Coastal Seascapes We Want! – Voices of Women Scientists in Ocean Research”. The webinar will bring together women scientists and ocean activists of different nationalities who base their research in Japan. They will share their passion for the ocean and experiences working on ocean-related research, particularly conserving coastal seascapes, their biodiversity, and related livelihoods.  The webinar also intends to call for diverse expertise and a holistic understanding of the ocean, including greater emphasis on social sciences and focus on coastal seascapes, to address the UN Ocean Decade of Ocean Science’s call for “The Science We Need For The Ocean We Want”.


1600-1605: Opening and Introduction
Facilitator: Ms. Mikiko Nagai, Liaison Coordinator (UNU-IAS OUIK)

1605-1620: Introduction of the UN Ocean Decade of Science; Conserving coastal seascapes and livelihoods through the Noto Satoumi Movement in Ishikawa, Japan
Dr. Evonne Yiu, Research Consultant (UNU-IAS OUIK)

1620-1630: Reef restoration and coastal construction in Okinawa, Japan
Dr. Piera Biondi

1630-1640: Case Studies on the Effectiveness of Japan’s Satoumi-type Integrated Coastal Management for Biodiversity Conservation
Dr. Junko Toyoshima, Researcher, Ocean Policy Research Institute

1640-1650: Citizen science in coastal seascapes conservation: Experiences of SEGO Initiative in Fujisawa, Japan
Ms. Alana Bonzi, Co-founder and Director, SEGO Initiative and Adjunct Lecturer, Keio University

1650-1730: Panel Discussion and Q&A
“Role of Women in Ocean Sciences and Conserving Coastal Seascapes”
Moderator: Evonne Yiu
Panelists: Dr. Biondi, Dr Toyoshima, Ms Bonzi

1730: Closing

To register for this event, please click here (https://ouik.unu.edu/en/events/4194).

This event will be held in English only, and no interpretation will be provided.

This is a marine creature observation event at the coral reef coast in Ikema island, Miyakojima City.
Let’s find marine creatures and have fun to foster a spirit of respect for the ocean and nature.

Date: 2021 June 27th. (Sunday)
Time: 14:00 – 15:40

Max. number of participants: 20

Participants should be ages 5 and up

Photo credit: Miyakojima Sea Environmental Network