World Ocean Day 2022

The ocean is the main big gear running our planet earth, without the ocean, no lives would exist.

“The ocean is the defining feature on our blue planet. All life, including our own, exists because of the ocean. Our lives depend, now and forever, on the health of the ocean."  - National Marine Educators Association. 

Ocean MATTERS.

The ocean is the main big gear running our planet earth, without the ocean, no lives would exist.

In fact, there would be no earth without the ocean. More than 70% of earth’s surface is covered by the ocean. Its temperature, currents and life drive global systems that keep the Earth habitable for humans. Our fresh water, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe are all provided and regulated by the ocean.

Oceans and seas also contribute to current and future sustainable economic growth.

A healthy, productive, sustainable, and resilient ocean is critical to human life and the future of our planet.

Yet, our ocean is facing a global emergency. Climate change has disastrous effects for the ocean and marine life, including increased ocean temperatures, acidification, deoxygenation, sea level rise, polar ice loss, marine biodiversity loss, coastal erosion, and extreme weather events, and their consequences for island and coastal communities. Ecosystem degradation and species extinction are also caused by accumulated human activity.

As the past years have shown, we must work together to achieve a new balance with the ocean, one that does not drain its abundance but rather restores its vibrancy and gives it new life.

World Ocean Day (WOD)

The concept of World Ocean Day was originally proposed by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit in Rio de janeiro.

They used to have “s” behind the word “ocean” (World Oceans Day) as humans have named five oceans - Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Southern, and Arctic. But the official website decided to drop the “s” to underline our interconnection on our blue world, which we all share and fight to protect and restore.

On this day, people from everywhere can come together and take action for our shared blue planet, with one ocean and one climate that connect us all. Together with your family, friends, and community, join with millions of others across the globe to create a better future.
This year, WOD goal is to protect at least 30% of our blue planet by 2030 (30x30)

“By supporting 30x30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems - specifically the interconnected issues of ocean, climate, and biodiversity. Currently, less than 17% of land and 8% of the ocean worldwide is protected.” - World Ocean Day official website

How to get involve

You can find plenty of events to join on World Ocean Day’s website. They have it all! Whether you choose to..

- Sign a petition
Currently you can sign the letter to your nation’s leader to adopt the 30x30 goal

- Find an events in your area
With WOD ultimate calendar, you can find all the details of events in your area

- Spread the words on social media
WOD also offers a social media toolkit to use for free!

- Donate
Donate here to help WOD unites the world and grows collaborative conservation

Act now before it’s too late!
One ocean
One climate
One future - together.

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