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"Nothin´ But Sand"
Playa San Pedro
"Nothin´ But Sand"

If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, come with us to the beach cleaning day!!!

Saturday June 10, 2017

9:00 am to 1:00 p.m

Activities: Beach cleaning, collaborative team work, recreational activities and competitive games.

We hope everyone could join us in this global effort in defense of the ocean.

THIS IS A "HANDS-ON" REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE

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“Beach and Marine Environment Protection Club” (BMEPC)

Sustainability for Ocean Protection

Hotels & Resorts situated on the Coastal belt of South India to form a club “Beach and Marine Environment Protection Club” (BMEPC) to commit to actions to “Protect the Ocean & Marine life” so it can continue to sustain us all into the future for developing strategies to act on long term solutions to the impact that Plastic, rubbish, and disposal of raw sewage has to be stopped and keep the beaches clean through continuous process, to educate the staffs on the dangers of Marine Pollution and Global Warming and climate change ,causing marked shifts in ocean environments and ecosystems.

The Aim of this club is to educate the citizen about the waste disposable should be carefully placed in the appropriate place so that it doesn’t end up fouling our oceans, rivers and lakes. We cannot take our marine environment for granted, nor treat it carelessly.

Hotels & Resorts situated on the Coastal belt of South India will form an agenda by partnering to reduce marine debris by constant routine beach & under water cleaning in association with agencies experts in underwater diving and Marine studies to have a close watch on keeping the Marine life safe from debris & pollution.

Planning to launch the Club on the 8th June 2017 on the World Oceans day.

There will be approximately 40 hotels coming in the belt but we will rope in backwater resorts also.

Being a hotelier in beach front of Kovalam, I felt like myself there are many fellow hoteliers who are there along the coastal belt. We all can start the mission and take up to entire Indian Coastal belt.

Looking forward for your support & co operation..

Thanks & regards

Raja Gopaal Iyer

ceo@uds.co.in

 

 

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12 Marathons across Europe on a SUP made of PLASTIC BOTTLES

Launching on WORLD OCEANS DAY 8th June 2017, Carlos and Carolyn will complete 12 Marathons across Europe on paddle boards made out of plastic bottles; and in every location they will teach the local community how to build a plastic bottle board... to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean and make SUP affordable for all. 

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3rd Blue Planet Symposium
conference center of NOAA’s Center for Weather and Climate Prediction
3rd Blue Planet Symposium

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years. The Symposium will address four subthemes:

1. The changing oceans

Climate change involves major changes in the oceans, including changes in ocean circulation and dynamic sea surface topography, a changing role in the global climate system, sea level rise, and a potentially ice-free Arctic ocean. It is important to understand the current changes and their potential future developments and impacts on the Earth's life-support system from local to global scales.

2. Threats from pollution, warming and acidification

The health of marine ecosystems and their productivity are exposed to threats from pollution, the warming of the oceans, and an increasing acidification. The current and future impacts of these threats on the marine biosphere and beyond, including the impacts on human societies, need to be understood, monitored, and ways to limit the threats need to be developed.

3. Processes and life at the Interfaces with the oceans

The oceans are integrated in the global system of systems with many interdependencies between them and the land and the atmosphere. There are many potential cascading effects, leading from disturbances and changes in one system to large impacts on the other systems. Therefore, understanding the processes at the interfaces between oceans, land and atmosphere is crucial in order to take interdependencies into consideration and avoid as far as possible cascading effects.

4. Sustainable use of ocean resources

Human well-being depends on a wide range of ocean resources and there are numerous economic activities based on using the oceans in various ways. The changing oceans will impact humanity's use of the oceans and provide new opportunities that need careful consideration. We need to take into account the impacts of these activities on the oceans and develop approaches that meet our needs while safeguarding the functioning of the oceans in the Earth’s life-support system.

Anticipated Outcomes

The symposium is expected to result in tenable outcomes relevant to the providers and users of ocean and coastal observation information. Specifically, it is expected that:
â—¾Linkages with new communities and users will be developed.
â—¾Potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet will be identified; and
â—¾Collaborations across groups and disciplines will be strengthened.

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Aros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival – June 8-11th, 2017 –

The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. Àros na Mara (Gaelic for House of the Sea) is a concept to develop a Marine Science Centre at the Barra Strait, for the purposes of research, education and tourism and is teaming up once again with Cape Breton University for their 3rd annual edutainment event. World Ocean Day will be clebrated on Sunday, June 11th from 12-4:30 at the Iona Port and Church Centre.  Join our family fun and ocean-themed festival and enjoy scientific and interactive displays, children’s games, and historical demonstrations.  Understanding the weather is an important topic of discussion for this year`s event.  There will also be guest speakers providing information on climate and weather as it relates to the Ocean and Lake. Festival goers can sample an abundance of locally crafted specialties while hearing some of Cape Breton’s finest talent – an event not to be missed. 

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Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum Bunche Beach Preserve Cleanup

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum staff members and our Shell Ambassador Volunteers are going to celebrate World Oceans Day by participating in a beach cleanup at Bunche Beach Preserve in Ft. Myers. If you want to help protect the ocean you love from pollution, come with us to the beach cleaning day!!! Parking is $2 per hour. Look for the blue shirts when you arrive.

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Be An Ocean Hero
Seattle Aquarium
Be An Ocean Hero

General overview: World Ocean Weekend highlights the theme, “Be an Ocean Hero”.  All of our talks and activities engage our guests in sharing actions that we can all do to be Ocean Heroes on an individual, community, and civic level. Sub-themes of the event provide examples of ocean health issues and positive actions being taken to protect habitat and responsibly manage these issues. Sub-themes for 2017 include ocean acidification, marine debris and microplastics, as well as rescue and rehabilitation efforts for animals in our care.

Special Guests: Octonauts & Nature Conservancy

Ocean Hero Community Spotlight: We celebrate a local organization in the Pacific Northwest doing amazing conservation work in the field of marine science. Our 2017 spotlight is TBD.

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Beach Clean up
Atican Beach
Beach Clean up

A tree day event that will involve advocacy around the Ocean and reasons why disposable plastic pllution should be jointly addressed. Planting of 500 coconut trees by the shorline .

Clearing of garbage in around the beach and disposoing them..

Activity is community based and will have 70 volunteers on board.

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Celebrate the Ocean!
Ripley's Aquarium
Celebrate the Ocean!

Join Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach as we celebrate the ocean! From 11am-3pm we will have crafts, games and will be giving out information about how YOU can help protect the ocean. 

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Cleethorpes World Ocean's Day!
Cleethorpes Discovery Centre & Boating Lake
Cleethorpes World Ocean's Day!

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire are partnering up with Anglian Water and Keep Britain Tidy to promote keeping our oceans and sees Clean and Clear!

We will be having nature talks and treasure walks! We will also be having beach cleans, conservation games, graffiti workshops, Explorabubble and the exciting launch of the Virtual Reality game, Pipes Away!

So come on down to Cleethorpes Discovery Centre on Tuesday 30th May at 10am for a fun filled day!

For more information, please contact victoria@vanel.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Earth Day Dive Against Debris

A group of volunteers from Dive Funatics will be doing a series of Dives Against Debris this coming April 22, 2017 to support awareness against the use of plastic bottles and irresponsible throwing of trash in our ocean. Dives will be conducted at Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu Philippines - The adopted dive site of Dive Funatics.

If you are a certified diver, just in the area, and nothing better to do, join us. You may register online at http://www.divefunatics.com/product/monthly-dive-debris/.

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Earth Day Texas
Fair Park
Earth Day Texas

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world. 

This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts along with live music and sustainable beer and food pavilions. Earth Day Texas creates a fun and engaging atmosphere for thought and experiential learning while encouraging attendees to be the change they wish to see in the world. There are countless B2B and B2C opportunities throughout the week/weekend. We welcomed 131,000 participants in 2016 and are expecting between 150,000-200,000 April 21-23, 2017.

Earth Day Texas isproud to highlight their Ocean Initiative, Project D.E.E.P., this year. EDTx will launch The EARTHIKE program to encourage large-scale awareness and community action immediately after EDTx on April 23rd leading up to World Oceans Day on June 8th. 

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Electric Artifical Reefs for World Oceans Day

Celebrate your love for the oceans by getting involved in our unique world ocean day activities. On June 8th, we will host an extra special day of clean-ups, lecture series, coral restoration dives, and much more. We welcome participants of all ages and skill levels, divers and non-divers.

The main day time activity, other than the clean-up, will be a presentation on the effects of climate on coral reefs, and how mineral accretion devices (or electric artificial reefs) can be used to assist in preserving and enriching our coral reefs into the future. Participants who would like to dive/snorkel at an electric artificial reef will be able to do so, when we head out to our newest Coral Aid Reef installment to view the technology in action and transplant corals onto the structure.

In the evening, we will host a talk on sea turtles, as well as discuss our sea turtle tracking program. This will be hosted at the Hacienda Restaurant, which will provide a BBQ plus tons of games and other fun (mini-golf, pool, etc.) after the lecture.

The full schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00 – 9:30          Registration and welcome           
  • 9:30 – 10:30        Beach and Land Clean-up            
  • 10:30 - 10:45      Drinks and Refreshments            
  • 10:45 - 12:30      Talk on Climate Change, Coral Reefs, and Coral restoration through Mineral Accretion Devices
  • 12:45 – 14:00     Dive or snorkel to observe and maintain a Mineral Accretion Device/Electric Artificial Reef
  • 19:00-20:30     Talk on Sea Turtle Ecology and Monitoring, plus update on sea turtle tracking program. (BBQ served before/during lecture)
  • 20:30-23:00     Games and Fun

Prices are for the full day, all money raised goes to support our marine conservation projects:

  • Non-diver/snorkeler: 1,300
  • Snorkeler: 1,800
  • Diver: 2,300

 

Sign-up before June 1st and receive a free NHRCP t-shirt and wrist band on the day of the event.

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Firestone Bay - Millfields Inspired Celebration Day!

Millfields Inspired will invite the year five primary school children from Stonehouse to a celebration Bar-B-Q at Firestone Bay, Devil’s Point. All year 5 children and their families from High Street, St Peters, St Georges, St Andrews, Cathedral, Pilgrim and the Plymouth School of Creative Arts will be invited to come along.

We hope to have a range of different 'planet protector' organisations to join us. The list is yet to be confirmed!

We’ll be giving out a Rocky Shore Creatures Identification Guide for all to enjoy, full of fun facts and a ‘test your knowledge’ bit on beach litter.

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Four Elements Ocean Challenge 2017

On 13 May 2017, Four Elements Conservation will hold the 4th annual 5km/3 mile open water ocean swim along the beautiful Durban beachfront, South Africa.  It raises awareness for World Oceans Day, as well as funding for an initiative to create an online educational resource for young people who wish to learn how to become environmental entrepreneurs.

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Help us bring back the blues (Blue Goper, Blue Devil, Blue Swimmer their mates and the Blue Line)

Port Noarlunga Reef has been identified as ideal to create a significant artwork to inspire, engage and educate the community for marine conservation using the iconic Western Blue Groper as a representative species of reef life (there have been recent sightings on the reef after an absence of about 50 years)

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Jomtien Dive Center - World Oceans Day
Jomtien Dive Center Pattaya (PADI 5 Star IDC Center)
Jomtien Dive Center - World Oceans Day

This year Jomtien dive center will be focusing on the issue of plastic in the ocean with the better bag challenge and selfie for the sea.

To help our ocean and its animals, people around the world are promising to stop using disposable plastic bags. Will you join us?

Jomtien dive center pledge to reduce our plastic footprint by

  • Only providing plastic bags on request in the shop
  • No single use water bottles on the boats, we provide cups and a large water dispenser.
  • Recycling any plastics we do use.

 

This World Oceans Day, give back to the ocean by promising to do at least one thing in your life to help  keep it healthy. A healthy ocean means healthy humans, dolphins, corals, turtles, fish, and other wildlife for the future. So, pick a promise and post a selfie on social media to share how you’re doingyour part for our ocean.

Pick a promise or action. There are endless ways to be part of the solution – pick something that you care about and can achieve.

  • I promising to stop using disposable plastic bags.

Selfie for the sea! Take a photo of yourself (or ask someone to take it for you) Write your promise on a sign and take a pic,Just post with the hashtag #WorldOceansDay #Jomtiendivecenter.

Join Jomtien dive center on June 8th

3000b 2 dives, lunch, drinks and snacks

First 50 people to sign up receive a free reusable bag

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Junior Guardians of the Water
Carthage Middle School
Junior Guardians of the Water

June 8, 2017, the Carthage Middle School 6A team will hold its second annual event to increase our community’s awareness of the issues of marine debris, invasive species, overfishing, direct and indirect pollution, on both our local and global bodies of water. Guests at the event will also learn how these issues impact marine life and humans. They will be empowered with preventive measures and challenged to adopt new behaviors in an effort to reduce its impact. In preparation for this event, students will conduct intensive research, prepare written reports and articles, plan activities, and create visual displays. In doing so they will incorporate technology and collaborate with local organizations, businesses, and educational institutions.

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Los Alamitos Beach Clean Up & Surfrider Long Beach Chapter-Hold On To Your Butt Beach Cleanup
Los Alamitos Beach Clean Up & Surfrider Long Beach Chapter-Hold On To Your Butt Beach Cleanup
Los Alamitos Beach Clean Up & Surfrider Long Beach Chapter-Hold On To Your Butt Beach Cleanup

Come out and join Los Alamitos Beach Cleanup & Surfrider Foundation Long Beach Chapter-Hold On To Your Butt Beach Cleanup. Help protact our  beaches and oceans from  pollution by joining us each 4th Sunday, 10-11 am. at Los Alamitos Beach, Downtown Long, CA. Free parking at the lot on Shoreline Dr. and Alamitos Ave, south of Ocean Blvd.

Were also giving out pair of  "Free Tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific" in Long Beach, Caifornia for the most cigarette butts pick up. Also its a great way to meet new friends, hangout with old friends, bring the family to learn about the environment,  for students to get service hours and learn more about the environment too.

See Surfrider Foundation Long Beach Chapter-Hold On To Your Butt Program for more inforation.

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Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium

With the goal to develop science-based tools for locally led marine conservation through knowledge sharing and networking in the Bay of Bengal region, the annual Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium (MCBES) is being organised every year in Bangladesh on the occasion of World Oceans Day.

As the main organizer of the symposium, ‘Save Our Sea’ believes that we need to go beyond the limitations of science, employ it for re-shaping policy for conservation of our marine ecosystems and its biodiversity. To this end, for two consecutive years, the MCBES has brought together conservationists, communities, businesses, policy makers, researchers and academicians.

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