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A Changing Ocean / Um Oceano em Mudança


The European Commission, the European Parliament, the Lisbon City Council, EurOcean, Ciência Viva, the Administration of the Port of Lisbon, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) organised an outdoor art exhibition in order to campaign for "An Ocean Free of Plastics".

This initiative includes:

  • an octopus-shaped sculpture made by an artist with plastics collected in beaches,
  • a two-day workshop for children to use marine litter collected in beaches to create pieces of art, and
  • a photo exhibition of the best works submitted by children and teenagers from all over the world to the 2019 I Live By The Sea contest, organised by the Polish company Today We Have.

In order to raise public awareness to marine plastics, this action was strategically designed to take place start before the celebrations of the 2019 European Maritime Day (Lisbon, 16-17 May) and to finish at the 2019 World Oceans Day. The location is Praça Europa, a next to the highly visited Lisbon's riverfronf area known as Ribeira das Naus. The initiative will be premiered on 2nd May 2019.


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Organization Name
Organization Type
Other Non Governmental Organisation
Member of Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP)
Participant in AZA's SAFE Campaign


As part of our celebration, we plan to do the following:
  • Event is open to the public
  • Media would be welcome
  • Event will include some special activities or engagements for youth and/or young adults
    Under 12,Ages 12-18
    A two-day workshop for children and teenagers will take place in order to show them how marine litter can be converted into art.
    A worlswide photo exhibition by children's and teenagers will also be part of the initiative.
  • Event will be highlighting organization's own efforts to reduce use of plastic


Praça Europa
Cais do Sodré
Lisbon, 1200 Portugal