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World Oceans Day: world oceans to receive an unprecedented protection plan
Republic of Estonia Ministry of the Environment
World Oceans Day: world oceans to receive an unprecedented protection plan

Yesterday, Marko Pomerants, Minister of the Environment and co-chair of the conference, spoke of the main problems from the perspective of Estonia. According to Pomerants, it is necessary to combat pollutants and marine litter more aggressively than before as well as to prevent pollutants harmful to human health from getting into fish and thereby, our dining tables. In addition, it is necessary to prepare for the rising sea level, increasing temperature, and for the decreasing oxygen level in water. ‘Having operated by the Baltic Sea, we have learned a lot. We know what is bad and we try to improve the situation. We want to and have to share this knowledge also with other countries, primarily with smaller waterlocked countries, which are in the greatest danger due to the changes in the oceans,’ said Pomerants.

To protect the state of the oceans, a common agreement between all countries will be created as a result of the conference to implement concrete protection measures. This agreement will include a list of activities that all countries should carry out as well as a call to help the countries whose abilities to improve the state of the marine environment are limited due to climate change and other worldwide issues.

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World Oceans Month
Waikiki Aquarium
World Oceans Month


Healthy Oceans, Healthy Plant
The Waikīkī Aquarium hosts World Oceans Month during the month of June, with World Oceans Day on June 8. World Oceans Month recognizes those in the community striving to protect the ocean and marine life. This year’s festivities will feature various educational and cultural activities, including Afternoon at the Aquariums, Liquid Robotics with Lani Yamasaki and special presentations on key ocean issues from NOAA, PacIOOS and more. Volunteers and participants are also invited to join us as we clean various neighboring beaches throughout the month:

Outrigger Explorers

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Special Ocean Activities at Outrigger Reef (June 7th & 21st) and Outrigger Waikiki (June 14th & June 28th)

Afternoon at the Aquarium

Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium

Join Print maker Lynn Cook and other guests throughout the month for keiki activities.

World Oceans Day at the Aquarium and Makapu‘u Beach Cleanup

June 8

We kick off our month-long celebration with a day of ocean appreciation, educational activities, and a beach cleanup at Baby Makapu’u. Mahalo to Duke’s Waikīkī staff, Matson Navigation, City & County Parks and Recreation for their annual World Oceans Day beach cleanup.

Waikiki Beach: What Does the Future Hold?

June 13, 4:00 p.m.

Waikīkī Beach is a globally recognized icon of Hawai‘i and is the state’s largest tourist destination. Waikīkī generates approximately 42 percent of the state’s visitor industry revenue and is responsible for 8 percent ($5 billion) of the Gross State Product. This talk will introduce joint state, university, and private partnerships intent on improving the management and resilience of Waikīkī Beach.

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series

June 15
Waikīkī Aquarium

This concert will feature Jerry Santos & Kamuela Kimokeo, the Hot Club of HulaVille and the Osorio Ohana. Tickets are required.

A Tribute to Dr. Isabella Abbott

June 22 10:00 1.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A rare opportunity to view native algae specimens from Bishop Museum’s Herbarium Collection.

Invasive Algae Cleanup

June 24 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

In celebration of Dr. Isabella Abbott’s birthday and Outrigger’s OZONE Day the Waikiki Aquarium
will host an Invasive Algae Cleanup.

Outrigger Resorts OZONE Day

June 24 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium

Visitors and kama‘āina alike are invited to come enjoy a fun-filled event with activities for the whole family – including: live Hawaiian music from 11am-1pm, educational exhibits, games and quality prizes. OZONE, which stands for Outrigger’s ZONE, is a global conservation initiative centered on protecting the health of coral reefs and the oceans surrounding the iconic beach destinations of Outrigger Resorts – including our very own Waikiki Beach!

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series

June 29
Waikīkī Aquarium

This concert will feature Streetlight Cadence, Hoku Zuttermister and Kalani Pea. Tickets are required.

Ocean Acidification with Christopher Wall Ph.Dc

June 27, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Waikīkī Aquarium Classroom

Ocean acidfication is a complex process where increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is progressively absorbed by the world’s oceans, resulting in changes to the chemistry and acidity (pH) of seawater. Changing seawater conditions can have serious consequences for marine life, including in reef-building corals which are integral to the structure and function of coral reef ecosystems. Learn about the causes and consequences of ocean acidification for coral reefs.

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World Oceans Night
2021 N Kinney Rd
World Oceans Night

Water is one of the most precious resources in the Sonoran Desert, which includes the Gulf of California - also known as the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy complimentary sustainable seafood tastings from Fini’s Landing, Hotel Congress, Maynards, Penca, Primo at Starr Pass, and Rojo Hospitality. You can also learn about the incredible biodiversity of this marine environment and how to protect it with Biosphere 2, CEDO, Desert Dolphins, Marine Awareness and Conservation Society, The Dive Shop, The Fin Foundation, and the University of Arizona. Please wear blue in honor of World Oceans Day!

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World Oceans Week
ABQ Biopark
World Oceans Week

Whether you live along the coast or far inland, you are connected to the world's oceans. Created in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, World Ocean Day is an opportunity to celebrate oceans and our personal connection to the sea. This year, we celebrate World Ocean Day all week long!

Come to the Aquarium to discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats. Find out how our daily actions affect ocean life and how we are all interconnected.

All week long, enjoy special discovery stations around the Aquarium, watch ocean-themed videos in the Aquarium Theater, and learn how to make responsible seafood purchasing decisions.

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World Oceans Week (WOW) 2017 Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) is currently organizing World Oceans Week (WOW) 2017 UMT, in conjunction with World Oceans Day on 8 June.WOW 2017 UMT consists of 34 high impact marine awareness programmes and activities starting from March until July 2017.

One of the main highlights during WOW 2017 UMT is the Choral Speaking Competition which involved 65 schools from the Fully Residential Schools in Malaysia. A total of 8 schools had competed in the grand finale on 6 May 2017 at UMT. With the theme "Our Oceans, Our Future", students had shown their creativity with their performance. Marine biodiversity issues, water pollutions, extinction of marine endangered species, steps to overcome those problems; were the topics highlighted in their choral speaking performances.

Main objective WOW 2017 UMT : 

  • To give opportunity to students and community in general; to collaborate and participate with UMT in protecting the         environment thus creating a sense of responsibility in protecting marine biodiversity
  • To promote UMT as the expert and leader in marine sciences and aquatic studies / research  within national and international level
  •  This programme is one of UMT’s corporate social responsibility programme (CSR) that aims to increase awareness for conserving the marine biodiversity

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World Oceans Week at Aquarium of the Bay

Join us at Aquarium of the Bay, at PIER 39, from 6/8-6/11 for special talks and activities in celebration of World Oceans Day. Find out what makes the ocean so special and how we can all do our part to keep it that way as we celebrate World Oceans Day for a whole week!

Special talks and activities at Aquarium of the Bay, PIER 39

Ocean Conservation Cart (11am-5pm) Chat with a naturalist about how you can help protect the ocean and watch a demonstration on how to upcycle an old shirt into a reusable bag.

Talks in the Ocean Lab:

  • Party for the Planet Blue (10:30am & 3:15pm) Learn how to throw a party and save the ocean at the same time!
  • Marine Predators and the Ghosts Below (11:15am) Even the ocean's predators have challenges to face - like ghosts! Learn more about ghost fishing, and how it affects marine predators.
  • Albatross Bolus/Pellet Dissection (2:30pm & 4:45pm) Learn about what albatrosses eat by helping dissect the pellets of these large seabirds.

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World Oceans Week at the Explorers Club

In concert with the UN Ocean Conference & World Oceans Day, The Explorers Club is proud to present World Oceans Week, five days of extraordinary ocean related programs.

Under the orienting force of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #14 - conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development - World Oceans Week will bring together experts from multiple disciplines, along with authoritative oceanic institutions to imagine a better future for the oceans and the world that relies on it. 

Given the unique heritage of our Membership and our record of ocean conservation, it is only natural that The Explorers Club should serve as a gathering place for such an endeavor. 

With diplomats, celebrities, scientists, and friends all sorting their schedules, there are elements of the program still in flux, but we wanted to share some highlights of the week for you below. More information on the week will be forthcoming in the following days. 

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TBA21-Academy x Explorers Club, A Contemporary Exploration - 
Monday 2-6p, Tuesday 2-4p
Organized by TBA21–Academy, and unfolding in four thematic sessions on June 5 and 6, “A Contemporary Exploration” reveals how alliances across disciplines and knowledge sharing can generate solutions in conserving and sustainably using the oceans. Featuring Mark Dion, D Graham Burnett, Margaret Leinen, Dave Gruber, Joan Jonas, Francesca von Habsburg, Walter Munk, Markus Reymann, and more. All sessions are free and open to the public, no sign-up required.
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Paul Nicklen & Cristina Mittermeier - Monday, 6-9p
Reception and presentation with award-winning conservation photographers and co-founders of SeaLegacy

"Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasure" Screening - Tuesday, 6-9p
Academy Award nominated director Robert Nixon’s stunning documentary follows iconic ocean explorer and conservationist Dr Sylvia Earle, renowned National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry, author and activist Max Kennedy and their crew of teenage aquanauts on a yearlong environmental quest to use science and photography to inspire President Obama to establish Blue Parks across an unseen American wilderness. Breathtaking underwater cinematography captures remarkable encounters with dolphins, whale sharks and what may be a new species of coral. The expedition culminates with a presidential encounter on Midway Atoll following Obama’s expansion of Papahanaumokuakea, making it the largest protected area on earth. 

The Ocean Elders - Wednesday, 6-8p
An intimate evening with legends of ocean conservation - Sylvia Earle, Walter Munk, Cathy Novelli, and Nainoa Thompson

UNESCO Reception - Thursday, 6-9p
A celebration with children and families from over 30 UNESCO marine world heritage sites, UNESCO leadership, and with support from the Government of Flanders, after their call to action at the UN World Oceans Day plenary session

Free Daily Breakfast Panels - Mon-Fri, 9-10a
Featuring a new topic each morning, these panels feature leaders on the most pressing ocean issues. They are free of charge and open to public walk-ins, no sign-up required:
   •  Art & Communication - Monday
   •  Protected Areas - Tuesday
   •  Corals - Wednesday
   •  Robotics - Thursday
   •  Plastics & Marine Debris - Friday


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World Oceans Weekend
San Francisco Zoo
World Oceans Weekend

Visit one of the only Zoos located along the sea for a special celebration of oceans, which make our world the blue planet! Join us for a weekend full of water appreciation as we learn about marine wildlife from ocean experts and conservationists. Hear how Zoo staff cares for our own ocean animals, sea lions “Silent Knight” and “Henry.” Meet animals from the intertidal with Aquarium of the Bay's “BayMobile” and hear about important care Marine Mammal Center is giving to sick seals and sea lions. Visitors can also learn how to make smart choices about sustainable seafood. All activities are complimentary with paid Zoo admission. 


This year’s theme is Our Ocean, Our Future. The ocean is the heart of our planet and similar to your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the earth. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces most of the oxygen we breathe, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicine and so much more! 


Keeper Talks to feature how we care for Zoo marine animals
10:30  Penguins, Penguin Island 
2:00  Sea Lions, Fred Carroll Family Sea Lion Pool
3:00  White Pelicans, Pelican Beach
3:30  Penguin, Penguin Island

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World Oceans Weekend (Blair Drummond Safari Park)

Come and join the fun on World Oceans Weekend!

Every year, on the 8th of June, we celebrate World Oceans Day. This year we've decided to extend this to World Oceans Weekend! 

Come and join us at Blair Drummond for a fun filled weekend surrounded by your favorite animals, many of them which rely on the worlds oceans for their survival.

This year the Marine Conservation Society will be visiting the park to talk about the future of our oceans. Our team of keepers at Sea Lions and at Penguins will be talking about the importance of keeping our oceans clean and healthy. There will also be interactive touch tables, allowing children and adults alike to see the effects polluting our oceans can have on marine animals. Our Education Team will be on hand through out the day to answer any questions you might have.

This years theme is "Our Oceans, Our Future" - we will not only talk about the effect ocean pollution and over-fishing has on marine animals, but the effect it will have on the future of mankind. Why not come along and be a part of our "World Ocean Weekend" experience? We are here to inspire you to work out what you can do to safeguard our oceans for future generations!

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WorldOceanDay 2017 - SEAfety First
CC De Grote Post, Oostende, Belgium
WorldOceanDay 2017 - SEAfety First

The Belgian coastline - only 67 km long - is counting 82 manned rescue stations and therefore probably one of thesafest in the world for beach lovers. Rescuers, warning signs, flags and buoys ensure one cancarefree enjoy a day of sun, sea and beach. Nevertheless, beaches remain achallenging environment where danger sometimes comes from an unexpected angle. During theWorldOceanDay on the 8th of June in Oostende, Belgium and during summer pop-up activities along the coast, you will learn about one or more of the 13 possiblebeach hazards. Some occur more often and cause minor obstacles. Others are exceptional, but may have serious consequences. At these events you will learn how to prevent these hazards as a beach visitor. And what to do if you get into a dangerous situation. Because a warned person is worth two, SEAfety First!

► We kindly invite everyone to WorldOceanDay on the 8th of June at CC De Grote Post in Oostende, Belgium for an evening-filling program including (in Dutch only):

  • Peter Troch, expert on tides, waves and currents (Ghent University)
  • Thierry Scissler, medical emergency doctor (hospital AZ St Jan campus Serruys Oostende)
  • a debate on beach hazards with Jan Bourgois (water sportsmen and environmental physicist, Ghent University) and Carl De Caluwé (governor of the Province of West-Flanders)
  • stand-up comedy by Claude Willaert
  • video testimonials by rescuers of the Intercommunal Coastal Rescue Service of West Flanders IKWV
  • a sea market with interactive demonstrations about various hazards and rescue activities by our partners

Check out the WorldOceanDay program in all details on the SEAfety First website:www.vliz.be/seafetyfirst (in Dutch only). Participation in WereldOceaanDag is free, but registration is required.

►During the months of June, July and August, SEAfety First will appear here and there along the Belgian coast. Our partners breed on lectures, activities, expo and guided tours.

Keep a watch on the website www.vliz.be/seafetyfirst (in Dutch) about what, how and when of these pop-up activities!

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WorldOceansDay Twitter takeover
South African Shark Conservancy
WorldOceansDay Twitter takeover

13 young and developing scientists from the South African Shark Conservancy research team will host a Twitter takover on World Oceans Day. Each researcher will choose a topic related to the theme Our Oceans, Our Future and host a 15 minute Q&A session on the @SASC3 Twitter account. They will engage with a global community to discuss issues pertaining to ocean conservation and provide people with small solutions to help drive conservation change.

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XI Seminário de Manejo Integrado - Dia Mundial do Oceanos
Instituto Oceanográfico da USP - Auditório
XI Seminário de Manejo Integrado - Dia Mundial do Oceanos

Nesta edição o Seminário terá como tema “Reflexões sobre o Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável 14: Vida na água. A programação conta com palestras de instituições responsáveis por essa agenda no âmbito nacional e internacional, mas pretende dar voz aos alunos dos cursos de Ciências do Mar quanto aos desafios para atingir essa meta considerando as diferentes realidades ao longo da costa brasileira.

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Yacht Sail in Cork Harbour

With Sail Cork. Learn the ropes on a 36ft Yacht with a qualified Instructor/Skipper in the sheltered, beautiful waters of Cork Harbour. Enjoy lunch on-board, and follow the Ocean to City Race, taking in the stunning sights of Cobh, Roche’s Point Lighthouse, Spike Island and, home to the Irish Navy, Haulbowline.
Book Here: info@sailcork.com 021 4811237 €115pp.

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Yoga by the Sea
Saint Mary's Boat Club
Yoga by the Sea

Celebrate the oceans with the Ecology Action Centre by joining our invigorating, FREE yoga class at the Saint Mary's Boat Club on June 11th. Enjoy yoga instruction by Moriah Rose, spectacular ocean views and reconnect with the sea, as part of Oceans Week HFX.

The class will run from 10am to 11am. Please arrive a few minutes early and bring your yoga mat!

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Yoga on the Beach – Inchydoney, Cork

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach Day, join us on Inchydoney beach for a free yoga on the beach at 10am on 10th June which will be followed by an Apple Corporate Volunteering Day. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Susan at svickers@eeu.antaisce.org.

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Young Change Makers go Under the Sea: an SDG Activate Talk @ UNICEF

On the eve of World Oceans Day, UNICEF invites the young public of New York City to discuss why preserving life below water is important to all our lives and one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that world leaders pledged to achieve by the year 2030. The SDG Activate Talk on Oceans: Young Change Makers go Under the Sea, is taking place on 7 June, during the UN Oceans Conference, to highlight initiatives and young individuals who are taking action, raising awareness and empowering their peers to join forces for the cause of clean seas.

Following an opening from UNICEF, an interactive dialogue between young people will take place to share why they were compelled to take action in their own lives (moderated by Sean Russell, Founder of the Stow it-Don't Throw It Project and Director of theYouth Ocean Conservation Summit). Panelists range from students to inventors and campaigners, including:

  • Karan Jerath, Young Leader for the SDGs, who will discuss his motivation behind his recent invention to clean ocean oil spills;
  • Melati and Isabel Widjsen, Bali community organizers and campaigners who founded ‘Bye Bye Plastic Bags';
  • Ben May, Director of Communications at the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit
  • Emil, a student who was activated by the World’s Largest Lesson, an initiative that brings the SDGs to life in the classroom through creative and educational content.

Announcing the launch of the new “Annie Sunbeam and Friends” comic by UNICEF’s Comics Uniting Nations partner and previewing other existing educational and entertainment initiatives, participants will then be invited to a reception of food and beverage and a marketplace of inspiration to celebrate World Oceans Day and beyond.

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Youth Ocean Workshops
Youth Ocean Workshops

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is partnering with the Marine Institute, ACAP and the Qalipu First Nations for a series of six youth oceans workshops for all K-12 students in the areas of Corner Brook, Benoit’s Cove, Meadows, Pasadena and Deer Lake. One workshop will be facilitated in French. Workshops will include Aboriginal water dance/and presentations in respect to the ocean, talks on expanding the opportunity to increase awareness about marine sustainability, and provide hands on engagement activities in marine innovation and youth leadership.

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Zootastik Learning Fest: World Ocean’s Day

Join us for Zootastik Learning Fest as we celebrate World Ocean’s Day on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. The theme for 2017 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”.  The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The best part is, everyone plays a part to keep it safe and healthy! Kids will learn how much water we use for daily activities and how we can reduce that amount. Discover how we are directly connected to the oceans through rivers and other waterways that lead right to the oceans and explore a variety of animals that live in our freshwater and saltwater bodies.

Zootastik Learning Fest activities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby and are included in Zoo admission.

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Zumba on the Beach – Kerry

As part of Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week’s Mindfulness on the Beach, join us on Fenit beach for a free zumba class on the beach at 2pm on 11th June. We will also take 2 minutes to give back to our coast with #2minutebeachclean.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Susan at svickers@eeu.antaisce.org.

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