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ANNOUNCEMENT: Zistwar Nou Losean 2022 Global Youth Collective

The Zistwar Nou Losean (Story of Our Ocean) Global Youth Collective is inspired by the National Geographic Education/Adobe ‘Storytelling For Impact’ series; inviting the youth from 8-25 years old to use different vehicles  (photography, video or digital graphic) to tell impactful stories of Our Ocean without plastic pollution. Organized by Danielle Zelin, NatGeo Certified Educator and Prashant […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: NOAA Fisheries Releases Status of the Stocks and Fisheries of the U.S. Reports

Today, NOAA Fisheries released two flagship reports—the 2021 Status of Stocks report and the 2020 Fisheries of the United States report. “These reports help capture our shared and continued commitment to sustainable fisheries management in the U.S. as we continue to make progress in rebuilding and ending overfishing on stocks and work to increase the […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Study: More and Better U.S. Marine Protected Areas Needed to Protect Key Ecosystems

EMBARGOED FOR: May 18, 2022 9A EST NEW STUDY: MORE AND BETTER U.S. MARINE PROTECTED AREAS NEEDED TO PROTECT KEY ECOSYSTEMS MAY 18, 2022, CORVALLIS, OREGON — A sweeping new analysis of US Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) published today in Frontiers in Marine Science, co-authored by scientists from 22 institutions across 14 states, identified significant […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Soft Launch of the Bangladesh Centre for Ocean Law and Policy (BCOLP)

The Bangladesh Centre for Ocean Law and Policy (BCOLP) is going to be launched on the World Ocean Day (8 June 2022).   BCOLP is a non-profit, non-partisan forum for education, research and training on ocean law and policy, focusing on Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal. BCOLP aims to generate debates and discussions on […]


A gathering of vintage sellers posting blue, beach and ocean themed items to raise awareness for  world ocean day and sustainable shopping. Learn more here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 21st Century Mermaids Season 2 Launch!

21st Century Mermaids podcast is launching Season 2! The podcast features womxn in ocean science dedicated to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Decade of Ocean Science. As an official activity of the Decade of Ocean Science we talk about a broad range of ocean topics with our incredible mermaid guests. Be sure […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Year of the Salish Sea (June 8, 2022-June 7, 2023)

The Year of the Salish Sea is a youth-led initiative based on ancestral, unceded Coast Salish territories in what is known as Vancouver, BC, Canada. It aims to bring together local First Nations, municipalities, organizations, and individuals in the Salish Sea ecosystem region to strengthen existing efforts working towards a healthy Salish Sea and foster […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Er Soulier’ Seafood Waste and Marine Litter Sneaker Debut

In the lead up to World Ocean Day 2022 on  June 8, French artist and designer Eugène Riconneaus is debuting the ‘ER Soulier’ sneaker, made from marine litter. Made possible by upcycling, which gives a second life to waste and unused objects, the collection was inspired by a desire to combat pollution of the seas […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Clean Coasts: Enjoy and Protect our Coast – New Guide Release

The Clean Coasts programme works with over 1,800 communities and 37,000 volunteers to help protect and care for Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life, by organizing hundreds of beach clean-ups each year, mobilizing thousands of volunteers, and removing large quantities of marine litter from our coastline. The Irish coast offers breath-taking views, beautiful […]

Environmental campaign created by students from the Aver-O-Mar School Group, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

Environmental campaign created by students from the Aver-O-Mar School Group, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. The main objective of this initiative was to raise the awareness of the school community and society in general for their mobilization in environmental action, given the conviction that children are the great engines of change and transformation in the present […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Introducing the Community Ocean Engagement Global Initiative

The Ocean Foundation is proud to launch our newest initiative, the Community Ocean Engagement Global Initiative (COEGI), today on World Ocean Day 2022. Ocean literacy is an essential and prerequisite component of the ocean conservation movement. Over the past 20 years, The Ocean Foundation has moved more than $16M into the area of ocean literacy. […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: World Oceans Day Photography Competition 2022

In connection with World Oceans Day 2022 (June 8) Celebrations, the Research Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is conducting a Photography Competition on two categories (1) Seascapes, life and human Interaction (for graduate, post graduates and research scholars) (2) Youth Category: any image of the ocean (above or below the surface) (for School students) (Youth […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: park4night Contest // World Ocean Day Clean Up

// CONTEST // On the 08th of June, let’s take part in the World Ocean Day!  Let’s gather and clean the beaches, the river and lake banks. Share your nice actions with #NatureProtectP4N and we’ll share it in our story.    TO WIN: 4 yearly park4night+ subscriptions!    TO PARTICIPATE: - Follow the account @park4night […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Clean Cornwall Change Makers Initiative Launch

Here at Clean Cornwall we are proud to announce that we will be officially launching our Change Makers initiative on the 8th of June. This scheme will allow local businesses and organizations to show their support for the environmental work that we do here at Clean Cornwall, and to evidence their social and corporate responsibility […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tomorrow – The Race Is On Documentary

Tomorrow - The Race Is On, is a documentary film written and directed by Prashant Mohesh, National Geographic Young Explorer, Documentary Filmmaker and World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council Member (read the interview with Prashant here). The documentary is a highlight the biodiversity of Mauritius, endemic species, plastic pollution, climate change, coral reefs degradation and […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Ocean Youth Eco International Film Festival – submissions requested!

Renaissance College 5 Hang Ming St, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Ocean Youth Eco International Film Festival (OYEIFF) is an annual film festival for young filmmakers focusing on raising awareness about ocean protection.  ​Short films (no longer than 30 minutes) made by primary and secondary school students will be screened online and on location in Hong Kong (depending on covid restrictions).  The festival is open to […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Book release – The Global Ocean by Rochelle Strauss

June 10th 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM VIRTUAL Though we think of Earth’s five oceans as separate and distinct, they are actually a linked system of circulating water that is one single ocean – the global ocean. Join bestselling author, Rochelle Strauss, as she launches and reads from her newest book, The Global Ocean! Read more […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Sea of Connections Mural Campaign

iPrep Academy 1500 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States, FL, United States

Sea of Connections is a collaboration launched by Canvas of the Wild and Oceanic Preservation Society. Our goal is to inspire awareness and connection to our oceans and the amazing life within them through art and technology. These vibrant and realistic murals connect viewers to digital, science-based learning modules through embedded technology that brings the mural to life. […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Greenpeace USA calls for Biden Administration Leadership as the Final Round of Global Ocean Treaty negotiations stall

Greenpeace USA calls for Biden Administration Leadership as the Final Round of Global Ocean Treaty negotiations stall Hundreds march for the oceans in New York; photos and videos will be available here. NEW YORK, NY (August 18, 2022) - Today, Greenpeace USA sent a letter to the Biden Administration asking them to send high-level representation, such […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Resources for Education: The Sense of Water. A journey from prehistoric times

We have published several educational materials about our activity The sense of water: a journey from prehistory, which we carried out in September 2022, about a research and scientific dissemination work on the identification of aquatic species in the rock art of Iberoamerica, many of them in danger of extinction. The Materials derived from the […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Bow Seat’s Fellowship Grant Program 2023

If you care about environmental issues and want to make a difference in your community, Bow Seat invites you to participate in the Fellowship Grant Program! The Fellowship is an initiative created and led by the Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC), a diverse group of Bow Seat alumni working together to empower their peers to […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Blue Standard

Exciting news from the Blue Standard by Oceanic Global.  A first of its kind cross-industry standard by Oceanic Global, the Blue Standard (Blue) empowers industries and businesses of all sizes to achieve measurable impact that protects our blue planet and establishes universal accountability for sustainable business leadership.  Learn more about the Blue Standard and their […]

Go! Coral Guardian – The Fourth Session

Wu Zhi Zhou Island Wu Zhi Zhou Island, Hainan, China

The Fourth Session Ocean Protection Action - Go! Coral Guardian Time span: From World Earth Day 4.22 to World Ocean Day 6.8 Key participants: World Ocean Day, ISPO, Adex diving expo, China water sports administration, and China association for Scientific Expedition Key organizer: iLab, SSI, eXtremeSPACE, and 1%OCEAN Key initiatives: 1. Environmental Protection Education on World […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Eyesea: Pollution Mapping App – World Ocean Day Campaign

Our organization, Eyesea, seeks to emphasize the scale and nature of marine pollution and to create a unified strategy on how to solve it by mapping and analyzing marine pollution through crowdsourced geotagged images through the use of our app, Eyesea. We’re on the early stages of the development of the app and we seek […]

World Ocean Day 2023 League for Green Leaders online competition

Invite children (aged 8-14) to participate in the League for Green Leaders, an engaging online climate-action competition where they play to learn, play together, and play for our future. With learning-by-doing, children grow the agency of climate action and become leaders for our future.  Teachers and parents can use the League program as an engaging […]

ANNOUCEMENT: COBSEA Presents: Combatting #Ghost Gear to Protect Marine Ecosystems

COBSEA (Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia) has taken a significant step forward in addressing the critical issue of ghost gear with the launch of the highly anticipated ghost gear videos. These educational videos aim to raise awareness about the damaging impact of ghost gear on marine life and ecosystems, providing viewers with […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Investigate the quality of UK waterways with Digital Ocean School

Marine conversation and campaigning charity, Surfers Against Sewage, have launched a brand-new scene at Digital Ocean School, that investigates the quality of UK waterways. Digital Ocean School is an immersive 360-online resource that reimagines the future of ocean education. Whether you live 5 minutes from the coast or 5 hours away, Digital Ocean School will […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: World Oceans Deal

What a historic achievement on this World Ocean Day! Three major Dutch caterers, Vermaat, Albron, and Sodexo, have now entered into a World Oceans Deal with the World Wildlife Fund Netherlands and Good Fish. This achievement builds upon the initial signing of the deal by Vermaat and Albron back in 2021. With Sodexo joining them […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Illustration Contest “what the Ocean means to me?”

As part of the EducOceano Pedagogical Program and the celebration of World Ocean Day, ASPEA launches a challenge to 1st cycle schools, an illustration contest under the theme “What the Ocean means to me”. The Ocean is a source of Life, it plays a key role in regulating the climate and combating climate change, it […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Youth Poster Contest, “Wind Ship – The Future” Launch

The Youth Poster Contest, with the theme of "Wind Ship - The Future" will launch it's public voting campaign on World Ocean Day. We will have a virtual launch event with a presentation about the exciting wind propulsion developments in shipping by the Secretary General of the International Windship Association, interviews with a number of […]

Blue Up 2024!

Esplanade Solidarnosc 60 Rue Wiertz, Bruxelles, Belgium

Join us for the official disclosure and handover of the "It's Bluedy Time Europe" consultation results to the European Parliament President Ms Metsola (to be confirmed) with the presence of key Ocean Members of the European Parliament, representatives from political parties, representatives from the EurOcean's Youth network, NGO members from the Blue Up 2024! coalition […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘A Day in the Life of a Sea Moss Farmer’ –

See Mōs LLC is excited to announce the production our new documentary titled, “A Day in the Life of a Sea Moss Farmer.” This doc follows a typical work day of their sea moss farmers, Jervania and Larry. Our aim in the creation of this story is to create awareness of the process of sea […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: Launch of the marine educational video “Life and Times of Jenah”

Subang Jaya Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

The Life and Times of Jenah is a 2D illustrated animation video aimed at placing the viewer in the shoes, or rather the fins, of a fish that uses all three tropical marine ecosystems within its life cycle. Growing up, she encounters new ecosystems, meets new friends and faces human-induced threats. This video was funded […]