The United Nations (UN), its members and ocean-related organizations worldwide are planning now for World Oceans Day on June 8, the designated UN day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources.
This year’s World Oceans Day theme is “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods” to help illuminate the wonder of the ocean and how it supports both humanity and every other organism on Earth.
World Oceans Day is held every year on June 8 to raise awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and the role they play in sustaining a healthy planet. As a global celebration, it is designed to bring people and organizations together across the globe in a series of events highlighting ocean protection and conservation.
Originally conceived by the Canadian Government at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janiero, Brazil, World Oceans Day gained official recognition from the UN General Assembly in 2008.
Since then, the number of countries and organizations that mark World Oceans Day has grown annually in recognition of the importance of oceans worldwide.
Just after World Environment Day on June 5, World Oceans Day on June 8 kicks off World Oceans Week, which will feature a slate of global events.
To peruse the 2020 World Oceans Week information, click here.
OceanBased Perpetual Energy will provide updates on World Oceans Week as its events begin to coalesce.