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World Oceans Day

8 June 2019

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of June, repeating indefinitely

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8 June every year: Celebrating the ocean and our personal connection to the sea.

In 2008 the UN General Assembly decided that, as from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the UN as World Oceans Day – an opportunity to celebrate the ocean and our personal connection to the sea. For further information, visit the UN World Oceans Day web pages.

The Ocean Project, working closely with the World Ocean Network, helps to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organisations, universities, schools and businesses. There are lots of ideas for celebrating World Oceans Day on their website at http://worldoceansday.org.

The World Oceans Day theme for 2020 is: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.

Useful resources:

The Global Partnership for Oceans has produced the following ‘infographic’ showing why oceans are important and the threats they face:

Oceans - our living resource



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