Every year, the World Oceans Day on 8 June provides a moment to celebrate the ocean, and focus attention on what’s needed to conserve healthy oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. As a strong supporter of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the ISC is committed to promoting ocean science for global sustainability.
Join members of the ISC Community at the following events on World Oceans Day:
Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit
09:00 – 12:00 UTC
UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission will host the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, in partnership with Ocean Wise, EuroGOOS and Experiential Atelier. The virtual summit will celebrate ocean literacy worldwide, as an essential tool for the transformation of scientific knowledge into action.
This event contributes to the preparatory phase of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). EuroGOOS is part of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), which is co-sponsored by the ISC.
#VirtualBlueDecade Interactive Events
The Future Earth Ocean Knowledge-Action-Network and partners are organizing three interactive live events for the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean.
- The Great Atlantic Sargassum belt: The new golden floating rainforest? | La grande ceinture des Sargasses de l’Atlantique : une nouvelle forêt tropicale flottante ? One hour interactive live event (in English with French translation) on the Sargassum issue and potential solutions with Luc Hardy,Mengqui Wang et Prescilla Lambert.
- Climate change and marine biodiversity: Implications for Blue Economy development in the Indian Ocean One hour of interactive live event on the development of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean with Monzer Hossain Sarker, Simon Wilson and Nina Wambiji.
- Answering your questions about our changing Pacific Ocean / Responder a sus preguntas sobre nuestro cambiante océano Pacífico This bilingual (Spanish/English) event will feature experts from around the eastern Pacific Ocean who will answer the web’s most searched ocean related questions.
Photo: Kevin Lino NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC/ESD.