Each year an increasing number of countries and organizations have been marking June 8th as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.
Since 2002, The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network have helped to promote and coordinate World Oceans Day . The concept for a “World Ocean Day” was first proposed in 1992 by the Government of Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a United Nations General Assembly resolution passed in December 2008, World Oceans Day is now officially recognized by the UN as June 8th each year.
Stay tuned for World Oceans Day events in 2017!
Want to Be Involved?
Do you have an organization that is dedicated to the ocean and its health? Are you an educator that would like to showcase a class project or have your students involved?
Team up with existing community events or create your own. See what is going on around the world via the World Ocean Day website.