Thank you to everyone that came out to our beach cleanup for #WorldOceansDay on June 8th! As always, cleaning the cleanest beach is always an ongoing process Let’s keep it up!
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Celebrating Oceans Day with a Year 4 Presentation: Bioluminescence Sea Creatures
Let’s learn about the glowing sea creatures at the Heritage House School
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Paul Ayomide the Founder and General Team of Aquaworld was featured on two radio programs; FUTA radio, Akure Ondo state alongside representatives of Mundus Maris assembly Akure chapter
and Radionow FM, Lagos state to speak on this year’s World Ocean Day.
Aquaworld also visited two schools at Ogun state (God Seeds college and Vanguards academy) on the 8th of June to commemorate the event with students, sharing our
connection with the oceans; activities that affects the ocean adversely and how we can sustain ocean lives.
Never shy to face any type of challenge, the Mundus maris group in Lagos led by Prof. Stella Williams and Ayojesutomi Abiodun-Solanke welcomed their online guests in zoomlandia – weathering the pouring rain and the continuing pandemic. Members and friends made their appearance and contributed to the programme with their presentations, remarks, questions and answers. The programme was scheduled like this:
1. Welcome Address by Dr Lydia Adeleke, Mundus maris, Akure, Ondo State
2. Opening Remarks by:
a. Dr. Cornelia Nauen, President, Mundus maris asbl (Germany);
b. Dr. Maria del Carmen Patricia Morales, Vice President of Mundus maris asbl (Leuven, Belgium)
c. Dr. Marcelo Morales Yokobori, Vice President, Latin America (Argentina)
3.. Why does MM celebrate WOD by Mrs Elizabeth Mangai, Lecturer, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos
4. 2021 UN Theme is Our Ocean: Life and Livelihoods
- Dr Mercy Adeogun, Head of Department, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island, Lagos, speaking on extension work
- Dr Kafayat Fakoya, Lecturer, Lagos State University, speaking on small-scale fisheries
- Dr Ebinimi Ansa, Researcher, Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research, Aluu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State speaking on Oceanography and Aquaculture
5. Video on the small-scale fisheries academy in Yoff, Senegal, by Maria Fernanda Arraes Treffner for Mundus maris
6. Video by Lagos State University Team title: Aje Olokun (Ocean Wealth) submitted to Mundus maris Awards 2021 and winning a Turtle Prize:
Akanbi Adeyemi (Age – 21);
Nkwor Precious (21);
Adigun Mercy (20) and
Olamide Agbe-Davie (19);
Coach/Coordinating Lecturer is Dr. Hammed M. A
7. Presentation of submissions to Mundus maris Awards 2021 by Prof Stella Williams, Vice President, Mundus maris asbl, titled: Connect with Mundus maris and peer into the work of the International Jury for World Ocean Day – with special congrats to the winning participants from Nigeria.
8. Q&A and Vote of Thanks by Ayojesutomi Abiodun-Solanke, Lecturer, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos
The event was streamed on YouTube.
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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 80 countries now supporting the 30by30 target in the ocean are: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia , Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo, Uganda, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Belize, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, Mongolia, Jordan, Pakistan, UAE, Australia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Maldives, India, Japan, South Korea, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, EC, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania , Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
An ocean tour will be organized in other to educate the local water users about its importance and contribution to humanity, the community, and the planet at large. Link to registration https://bit.ly/3c0zhzd
- A tour to appreciate the importance of the ocean to the planet.
- Educate the local citizens about its importance to the environment and biodiversity.
- Raise more awareness on how the local community members can conserve and protect both the ocean and its biodiversity for humanity’s sustenances.
DATE – 12 June
TIME – 11:00 am
World Ocean Day is an annual event celebrated globally to appreciate our connection with the ocean. The Theme for this year’s World Ocean Day celebration is “THE OCEAN LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS”. Mundus Maris in partnership with Aquaworld would be hosting some events in FUTA, Akure to commemorate this year’s celebration;
Radio station discussion : June 8, 2021
Plastic Hunt: June 12, 2021 within the university premises and environment.
Join the National Association of Fisheries Students at Lagos State University for an event to discuss Blue Justice and it’s effect on the Sustainability of the Ocean!
This event focuses on enlightening the general public on the effect of microplastics on human health and the interaction of plastics with the environment.
This is one out of 24 segments a part of the 2021 Youth-a-thon, for more information click here.
WORLD OCEAN DAY 2021
This year’s World Oceans Day Theme is The Ocean: “Life and Livelihoods”. Every year on 8 June is the day for the celebration of the world oceans.
Solari Skills And Entrepreneurship Development Centre (SSEDC) Event Title: Road Show and Zero Plastic World, Zero Plastic Ocean
The planned activities for World Oceans Day 2021 are Road Show and Zero Plastic World, Zero plastic Ocean.
SSEDC Activities to celebrate the World Oceans Day are Road Show and Zero Plastic World, Zero Plastic Ocean. During the Road Show the football team members of SDGs Youth Football Club will be picking single-used plastics on the roads and streets. The road show activity is Education and Entertainment known as Edutainment. So both activities can be called Edutainment and Environment that is education, entertainment and environmental activities. The Zero Plastic World, Zero Plastic Ocean is strategic advocacy and awareness raising about Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); particularity SDG14 and SDG 4.7. The main objective of the activities is to raise awareness and educate the general public about the world oceans day, ocean literacy, ocean science, UN Ocean Decade and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) while at the same time entertaining them with ocean decade songs to communicate about the ocean decade to the society.
The activities will encourage and enable citizens to embrace a more responsible mindset, behavior, providing knowledge and value towards the ocean, its health and preservation.
Ms. World United Nations, Queen Hadassah Ibinyingi Glorianna Allaputa.
Ms. World United Nations 2020. She is Ms. World United Nations Queen Ambassador, the first black African woman to win the Ms United Nations World in New Delhi, India over 51 Countries from around the world. She is the Director General of SDGs and Tourism Affairs Queens connect Africa, as well as the Nigerian Regional Coordinator of the Charted Institute of Leadership and Governance USA.
Queen Hadassah is known for her passion to add value to humanity. She will join us in our celebration of the United Nations World Oceans Day on 8 June, 2021. She hails from Bonny in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Deaconess Rita Solari Inko-Tariah, Founder/CEO of Solari Skills And Entrepreneurship Development Centre (SSEDC) #OceanDecadePartner
Join Safe Water Global as we mobilize and educate the general populace on the importance of ocean water in our universe. Magnifying the name of God almighty and his son Jesus Christ for a beautiful creation, the ocean, that we have been using for transportation and other ecological benefits. We hope this serves as a wake up call for the government to increase their responsibilities in protecting our one shared ocean. To participate, join us at Suite 202 Merit Mall, Apo Zone E Resettlement Estate, Abuja FCT on 8 June starting at 10am.