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'Cleanup' at the Patenga Sea Beach

Want to help protect the ocean from pollution? Come with us to the Patenga Sea Beach cleanup.

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


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"Atlas Calling" Film Release

Award winning Bahamian filmmaker and underwater photographer Eddy Raphael has released his next short film based on the ocean, called ATLAS CALLING. The film was released for World Oceans Day.

Featured in the film is Rosie Poirier,  a Canadian student who came to The Bahamas to help with the Young Marine Explorers (YME) and to help educate young Bahamians about ocean conservation.

"I helped to make this film to convey an urgent message, that our oceans sustain all human life," said Rosie, " the planet more than half of its oxygen, it gives us a climate we can live in, beauty, inspiration, new medicines, recreation and food, and it needs our help."

"This film conveys a message, but it also acts as an invitation. An invitation for those who hear the call to join us;  learn about the great importance of our oceans discover what’s happening in the oceans help protect the ocean realm and all its creatures join us - and stand together to save the living oceans that sustain us.

"I believe passionately that change can be achieved and that education is the key to this change. Education of our children, ourselves, and our future leaders."

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"He Lei Holo Puni Honua: Presentation of Declarations Ceremony & Sail of Friendship," hosted by the Polynesian Voyaging Society

This World Oceans Day, the traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe from the Pacific, Hōkūle‘a, will arrive at the United Nations for the first time in history.  This is a rare moment to share how the oceans unite us and to hear first-hand stories of the state of the ocean and of coastal people shared by these courageous voyagers.  A traditional Hawaiian ceremony will be held dockside and onboard during which the Secretary-General or his designate will be presented with a set of declarations gathered by the crew, which has been sailing across our oceans to support the global movement toward a more sustainable world. This will be followed by a sail of the Hōkūle‘a on the East River. For more information please visit:

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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.


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"Sea Plastic Differently"

Norton Point came out of an idea by co-founder Ryan Schoenike to create eyewear that utilized recycled plastic waste; after initially struggling to find a way to source that recycled material, they came across Plastic Bank and forged a partnership. The startup launched its "Sea Plastic Differently" line of sunglasses on World Ocean Day, June 8, and is partnering with the Ocean Conservancy for education and outreach. Norton Point pledges to invest 5 percent of its proceeds into education,cleanup and remediation activities, and proclaims that for each pair of sunglasses purchased, it will clean up one pound of ocean plastic.

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“Nothin’ But Sand” Cleanup day at the beach

“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 12, 2016

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

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


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10th Anniversary of the Basin Head Marine Protected Area

Location: Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Souris, Prince Edward Island 
Date: June 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m. 
Description:Event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Basin Head Marine Protected Area

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2 minute beach clean
Killiney Beach
2 minute beach clean

Community beach clean with the Bayvew Residents Association, KIlliney Co Dublin  

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2016 Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture

“The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture Series commemorates and celebrates the life and work of Elisabeth Mann Borgese, founder of the International Ocean Institute. Launched in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the IOI Training Programme in Halifax, it aims to encourage the debate on oceans issues, which was so dear to Elisabeth, by inviting internationally renowned speakers to discuss important and timely ocean-related topics. Through this lecture series, we hope to generate awareness among stakeholders, academics, students and the general public about important ocean issues.”

An interdisciplinary panel will discuss “CLIMATE CHANGE IN NOVA SCOTIA: ARE WE READY?”  Chaired by meteorologist, radio host and author RICHARD ZURAWSKI.
The panel will feature:
BLAIR GREENAN (Bedford Institute of Oceanography)
GEORGIA KLEIN (Dalhousie University)
TIM WEBSTER (Nova Scotia Community College)
SHANNON MIEDEMA (Halifax Regional Municipality).

All are welcome. A reception will follow this public lecture.

For more information, email IOI Canada or call (902) 494 6918.

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2016 NYHI Ocean Defender Creative Design Contest

Ecomax Textile Co., Ltd. a very innovative and green-oriented Taiwanese company will be hosting the “2016 NYHI Ocean Defender Creative Design Contest” on June 10 - July 10.


This event, along with the launch of a new T-shirt made out of recycled fishing nets, aims to raise public awareness on the importance of the conservation of marine ecosystem, the prevention of ocean pollution, and more generally on the protection of our environment.


To this end, Ecomax Textile Co., Ltd., is inviting everyone with a creative and environmental mindset to enter this contest, and to provide innovative designs for this new eco-friendly T-shirt.


Prizes will be awarded! The 1st place entry will receive a $930 USD gift card, whereas the 2nd and 3rd place entries will respectively receive a $470 USD and a $320 gift card.


All T-shirt design competition entries should be electronically submitted by no later than: SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 to the following e-mail address:


To learn more about the contest, please visit our website

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2016 Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop - Sustainable Development Goals for the Ocean: Turning Commitment into Action


Thu, 05/12/2016 to Fri, 05/13/2016

For more information please contact Stefanie Schmidt.

Details for participants can be found on a protected page.

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 brought about an unprecedented agenda for sustainability, setting ambitious goals that must be implemented by all countries. For the first time conservation and sustainable use of the ocean is paired off with the world’s other most pressing sustainability challenges in one overarching global policy agenda. The global community now faces the challenge of turning this commitment into action.

The ocean and coasts, being indispensable for achieving global sustainability, are subject of a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14) and have strong links with many other goals, including poverty eradication (SDG 1), food security (SDG 2), modern energy (SDG 7), growth and employment (SDG 8) and ecosystems and biodiversity (SDG 15).

The 2016 Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop will bring together outstanding experts and representatives from governments, international organisations, scientific institutions, civil society and business to advance creative thinking to jump-start the implementation of the SDGs for ocean, seas and marine resources.

Turning the 2030 Agenda into practice will require innovative thinking on ocean governance and dedicated action from governments. Whereas States have the primary responsibility to follow-up and review the SDGs, little can be achieved for the ocean and coasts without close international cooperation and coordination across scales and competences.

Following Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshops in 2013 and 2014, this year’s event will focus on key challenges for implementation that will be addressed in thematic parallel sessions and brought together with cross-cutting issues in plenary discussions:

  • Follow-up and review of implementation: While we need to retain the core principles of inclusion and universality, without targeted action at different levels the 2030 Agenda will remain a vision. How to ensure an integrated follow-up and review framework and keep track off the ocean in the 2030 Agenda across different levels and associated policy processes?
  • Capacity Building: A transformative agenda for sustainable development requires transformed governance. What are strategies and instruments to build the necessary capacities for SDGs implementation at different scales?
  • Regional approaches: Implementing the SDGs for the ocean and coasts requires integration across sectors, scales and jurisdictions. What role should the regional level play vis a vis the national and global level and what can be learned from previous experiences?

Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshops at IASS provide a unique opportunity for scientists, decision makers and civil society to meet in an inspiring environment and to engage in solution-oriented dialogues contributing to ocean sustainability policy and science. 

The 2016 Potsdam Ocean Governance Workshop will be hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS, Potsdam) and organised in collaboration with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI, Paris), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Kiel Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean”.

By inivitation only.


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2016 World Ocean's Day
University of Texas Marine Science Institute
2016 World Ocean's Day

June 8, 2016

2016 World Ocean's Day

Come and celebrate World Ocean’s Day at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. This year the global celebration focuses on “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”. We will be showing “Bag it” directed by Susan Beraza and conducted by Jeb Berrier. “Bag it” dives into what plastic is and how it affects our beautiful ocean in an energetic way. This program is FREE and includes a craft activity, printing marine life on totes that participants can keep and re-use. You can be inspired to be a steward of the future, and collaboratively we can protect the planet.

We look forward to SEAing you there, together WE can make a difference!

Date: 6.8.16

Time: 3pm-430pm Auditorium in the MSEC

Contact: Nicole Pringle at or call 361-749-3153

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2nd Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium

For the occasion of the World Oceans Day 2016, 2nd MCBES will bring together conservationists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers and students in Bangladesh; to share experiences and research on marine conservation.  As part of the symposium, in the technical sessions, the Blue Economy Forum and the World Oceans Day celebration the participant will explore ways beyond the limitation of science; to employ it for re-shaping policy and management in greater bay of Bengal region for a healthy planet Ocean.

Different sessions of the symposium will cover the following topics:
Conservation of Marine Megafauna
Marine Pollution and Invasive Aquatic Species
Maritime Economy
Marine Renewable Energy
Sustainable Marine Fisheries and Mariculture
Marine Policy
Protecting Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Restoration of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
Artisanal rights of access and control over coastal and marine natural resources
Trans-boundary Cooperation for Marine Conservation and Blue Economy

The symposium is a flagship event of ‘Save Our Sea‘.

This year, it is being organized IUCN, Mangroves for the Future, Bangladesh Youth Environment Initiative, Inspira

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3 Penguin Chicks born at Calgary Zoo

Calgary, AB – Today, the Calgary Zoo is marking World Ocean’s Day with the arrival of three Humboldt penguin chicks. These birds join the 17 other Humboldt penguins in the zoo’s colony:

  • Chick #1 hatched on May 14, 2016 to parents, Estaban (male) and Karina (female)
  • Chick #2 hatched on May 16, 2016 to parents, Horatio (male) and Sophie (female)
  • Chick #3 hatched on May 31, 2016 to parents, Santiago (male) and Juanita (female)

“These spring chicks are a happy addition to our colony and for the Humboldt species,” says Dr. Malu Celli, Curator, Calgary Zoo. “Humboldt penguins are listed as vulnerable according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and are part of the zoo’s Species Survival Plan (SSP).”

All of the penguin chicks are nestled in with their parents in the outdoor burrows at Penguin Plunge. Two of the three have already had their health checks, however the genders of the chicks hasn’t been determined yet.

These three mark the second successful hatching of Humboldt penguin chicks at the Calgary Zoo since Penguin Plunge opened in 2012. The first Humboldt penguin chick, Emilio, hatched on June 27, 2015 to first time parents, Javier and Reina.

To celebrate World Ocean’s Day, the zoo proudly supports Ocean Wise in making sustainable seafood choices, and for the last five years has only offered reusable bags in its gift shops to reduce the use of disposable plastics. Pollution of plastics is a major issue impacting the health of the world's oceans, with roughly eight million tonnes being added to the seas each year.

The zoo challenges all of its visitors to do their part in making sustainable choices and helping to reduce disposable plastics. Join us and our Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) partners as we support The Ocean’s Project and this year’s theme, “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.”

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Trish Exton-Parder         
Lead, Media Relations       
Calgary Zoo                     
Phone: 403.232.9381         
Mobile: 403.371.9075

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3rd Annual World Oceans Day Event
St. Francis Xavier University
3rd Annual World Oceans Day Event
  • DATE: JUNE 11, 2016 11:00 AM 

Explore StFX's marine touch-tanks. Hands-on fun for the whole family! The event will promote ocean awareness to younger generations and to the general public. Our marine touch-tanks house a variety of local and tropical organisms, including sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars, sand dollars, sea anemones, hermit crabs, decorator crabs, sea mice, whelks, and much more. Displays will also include a sea weed station, a deep sea station, a shark station, a dolphin communication station, fossils, live plankton and live blue lobsters! For more information click here.

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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:
◾Linkages with new communities and users will be developed.
◾Potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet will be identified; and
◾Collaborations across groups and disciplines will be strengthened.

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5th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest
57-091 Kamehameha Hwy
5th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu is hosting the 5th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest on June 4. Celebrated as the North Shore’s biggest community event focused around ocean education, this year’s festival also honors World Oceans Day.

North Shore Ocean Fest is the annual fundraiser benefiting the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition, which provides experiential, educational opportunities for children about the ocean and marine life in order to inspire global conservation. The day will feature family games, food, entertainment, crafts, films, speakers and dozens of ocean education booths.

Support for the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition can also be made by purchasing North Shore Ocean Fest T-shirts. Turtle Bay Resort has licensed art by local celebrity artist Lauren Roth to create the T-shirts, with all proceeds benefiting the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition.

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7e Continent
Palais de la Découverte
7e Continent

9h30 : Accueil scolaires (4 groupes)
9h45-10h30 : Discours d’ouverture + triplex avec Cap Science et Nausicaa
11h-12h15 : Visite du Palais de la découverte : 4 ateliers (force de Coriolis, cycle de l'eau, tri, plastiques)
13h30-14h15 : Ramassage de déchets
14h45-15h30 : Atelier dans l'amphithéâtre « Molécules géantes » animé par un médiateur du Palais de la découverte
15h30-16h : Clôture + triplexe
16h-18h : Accès libre au Palais de la découverte 


9:30: School groups (4 groups)
9.45-10.30: Opening address + triplex with Cap Science and Nausicaa
11h-12h15: Visit the Palace of Discovery: 4 workshops (Coriolis force, water cycle, sorting, plastic)
13h30-14h15: Waste Collection
14h45-15h30: Workshop in the amphitheater "giant molecules" led by a mediator Palace of Discovery
15h30-16h: Closure + triplex
16h-18h: Free access to the Palace of Discovery

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9th International Aquarium Congress
Vancouver Convention Centre
9th International Aquarium Congress

Taking place every four years, the Congress has been held around the world, including Europe, the Americas and Asia since its inception in 1960. The Congress provides the scientific community with the latest on marine life research, extending the opportunity to discuss global and local issues and sharing successful initiatives. The 2012 IAC in South Africa took place in Cape Town. The torch has now been passed to the Vancouver Aquarium which—with the help of its 400+ staff and over 1,000 volunteers— is planning for an incredible experience from September 25 to 30, 2016.

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Join us for the launch of FISH EYE PROJECT’s first ever LIVE DIVE experience to be showcased in giant screen theatres on June 8, 2016 for World Oceans Day!

The world’s very first interactive cinematic experience Emerald Forests will be premiered LIVE at IMAX VICTORIA and at several Science Centres and aquariums across Canada.

You can see, hear, talk, and share in the discovery of spectacular marine environments with scuba divers, in real-time, all without ever getting wet.

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