8th June 2020

This year’s World Oceans Day goes online

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The world is on Monday, June 8th 2020, celebrating the World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day aims at promoting sustainable development goals especially on Conservation and Sustainable use of Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources.

‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’ is the theme at the centre of the big online event as the challenges to the ocean continue to grow, hence the need for novel solutions and the people driving them.

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To that end, the theme of UN World Oceans Day 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.”

 Innovation – relating to the introduction of new methods, ideas, or products – is a dynamic term, and one that is fundamentally filled with hope.

The UN World Oceans Day celebration this year will take place as a virtual event produced in partnership with Oceanic Global.

The event will shed light on innovations from around the globe in areas of need that are both promising and proven, ones that instill optimism, and ones that have demonstrated the ability to scale effectively. 

It will also provide a platform to thought leaders of varied backgrounds, who are paving new paths forward for the health of our ocean and our planet.

The programming of the day and subsequent events taking place throughout World Ocean Week, will explore innovations across categories including technology, systems infrastructure, resource management, consumer products, finance and scientific exploration and will outline how these innovations can be applied, their potential impact, and the resources needed to transform them into long-lasting solutions.

This year’s theme is especially relevant in the lead-up to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which will run from 2021 to 2030. 

The Decade will strengthen international cooperation to develop the scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society.

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