On World Oceans Day people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which links us all. Be a part of this growing global celebration!
The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network have been helping to promote and coordinate this event since 2002. United Nations officially recognized June 8th as World Oceans Day since 2008.
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The world’s ocean:
Participate in a World Oceans Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future! It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is healthy for future generations. World Oceans Day allows us to:
The Ocean Project recognizes that there is one world ocean that connects us all. (Just look at an image from space to see that our planet should have been named “Ocean” rather than “Earth.”) Until 2009, we promoted “World Ocean Day” but added the “s” after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in late 2008 officially recognizing June 8th as World Oceans Day. Perhaps one day the UN will embrace the singular “Ocean” but in the meantime, we are following the UN-designated use of World Oceans Day to show solidarity for the conservation of this important resource that connects us all.