World Oceans Day is an international day celebrated on June 8th every year. About 68.5% of the world is covered with the ocean. From its depth, all life once came to the earth. And it is a home for a vast amount of lives. The ocean is considered one of the world’s most popular vacation spots and plays a vital role in the economies of countries around the world. World Oceans Day reminds every one of the major role that the ocean plays in everyday life.
World oceans day is the time to help marine supporters focus on conservation and sustainability to stay clean and easy to use. It is also time to deserve a happy and safe place to roam and live without human destruction for the animal. Protecting the sea is important for ensuring a healthy home for everyone. One day, people can get together and create a space where everyone can enjoy and appreciate, no matter where they live.
Importance of the World Oceans Day
When you concern about public health risks, sometimes you may not think about the ocean. But more and more, marine health is closely linked to our health. Do you know organisms found at extreme depths are being used to accelerate the detection of COVID-19? Perhaps even more surprising to see that it is an environment that can provide a solution to humankind.
This is one of several reasons why we should celebrate World Oceans Day. It is to remind everyone of the primary role that the ocean plays in our daily lives. Oceans are the lungs of our planet and provide most of the oxygen to breathe us.
The purpose of the day is to inform the general public about the impact of human behavior in the ocean, develop a global movement of citizens for the ocean, and lead the world population to projects to manage the world’s oceans. They are an important source of food and medicine and a fundamental part of the biosphere. After all, it’s a day to celebrate the beauty, abundance, and promises of the sea together.
Importance of the Ocean
- The ocean leads to produce more than 50% of the world’s oxygen and contribute to absorbing 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere.
- The ocean absorbs large amounts of greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide (CO2), helping humans tackle the problems of global warming and climate change.
- About 71% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. The ocean makes up about 96.5% of the earth’s total water, carries heat from the equator to the poles and regulates climate and meteorological patterns.
- 76% of all U.S. trade involves marine transportation.
- The ocean provides more unique activities like fishing, boating, kayaking and whale watching.
- The U.S. marine economy produces $ 282 billion in goods and services, and businesses that depend on the navy employ about 3 million people.
- The sea offers more than just seafood. Sea ingredients are found in great foods, such as peanut butter and soy milk.
- A number of medicines extracted from the ocean, including ingredients that help fight cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease.
- The concept of coastal tourism includes a range of tourism, leisure and recreational activities in the coastal zone and coastal waters close to the coast.
- The sea is the largest source of protein in the world. Over 3 billion people rely on the ocean as their primary source of protein.
History of the World Oceans Day
The Brundtland Commission (also known as the World Commission on Environment and Development) said in a 1987 Brundtland report that the marine sector lacked a strong voice compared to other industries.
A Canadian delegation attending the United Nations Environment Program in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 first proposed to name a World Oceans Day. However, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission didn’t express its support for official international celebrations until 1998. Two conservation parties, World Ocean Network and The Ocean Project, celebrated world oceans day for the first time in 2002, with a network of zoos, aquariums and environmental groups from around the world.
There were dozens of events in the early days of the collaborative effort between The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network.
During this time, worldoceanday.org was launched to promote the event and promote the event globally by disseminating educational and practical resources, ideas and free tools that everyone can use to celebrate World Oceans Day.
In 2004, The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network launched the “Helping to change our ocean planets!” campaign to name the 08th of June as World Oceans Day. After a petition campaign was led primarily by these two organizations, the General Assembly officially designated World Oceans Day in 2008.
Why celebrate World Oceans Day
The ocean is a crucial part of human history, and this special was created to celebrate our connection to the ocean and raise awareness of the various dangers it faces. Nearly 200,000 species live in the ocean, but the actual number of species can be in the millions. It is essential to ensure that they do not have to worry about moving freely and enjoying a healthy and safe home.
Overfishing remains a problem, and fisheries subsidies in countries worldwide are causing the depletion of game species. These activities undermined efforts to restore the fishery and helped the industry reduce its annual income by $ 50 billion. This is just one of many factors that need to celebrate World Oceans Day and raise awareness of all the issues our big blue face faces.
Decades of abuse and the proliferation of disposable plastics have caused catastrophes in the global environment. World Oceans Day is an opportunity to recognize and recognize the efforts that have been and will be made against plastic pollution. Today, it is enlightening and discouraging to know that 13 million tons of plastic leak into the ocean each year, especially killing 100,000 marine animals annually.
World Oceans Day is a good moment to draw attention to the fact that the ocean plays a vital role in everyday life around the world. The sea provides most of the oxygen we breathe. That is why many consider the ocean to be the lungs of our planet. The goal is to develop a global movement of citizens to better care for the ocean.
This is an opportunity to inform and educate humans and the general public about our actions to the ocean and how they will affect us in the long term. World Oceans Day is not only a day to celebrate the beauty, wealth and promises of the ocean, but it is also an opportunity to recognize that they are a fundamental part of the biosphere. They are an important source of food and medicine and can no longer be ignored or abused.
How to celebrate World Oceans Day
International compliance with World Oceans Day includes delivering an annual message by the Secretary-General of the United Nations focusing on the challenges facing oceans and marine ecosystems. Local events vary from region to region but are often seminars and discussions focused on marine science and management topics, marine-themed children’s activities, film festivals, planting, and marine-themed exhibits on walks and zoos, aquariums, universities and other institutions.
Share the official World Oceans Day video on social channels to raise awareness of the importance of protecting this irreplaceable natural resource that gives life and nutrition to all humans on this planet. Go to the official web page of world oceans day and make a promise. Tell the world what you are doing to end its reliance on disposable plastics and encourage others to participate in the clean sea movements.
Do you know every year, 1.26 million to 2.65 million tons (1.15 million to 2.41 million tons) of plastic flow from river systems into the ocean. This debris contributes to the large ocean vortices of plastic materials, also known as gyres. According to one study, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains more than 87,000 tons of debris (79,000 MT), and the patch collects material faster than surrounding waters.
Disposable plastics are one of the biggest sources of waste. Researchers have found that it mainly affects to break down of our ecosystems. Therefore, in the world oceans, you can share your knowledge of reducing plastic enclose in the ocean. All of us can contribute to the well-being of Mother Earth, and by combining our efforts, we can realize a healthier ecosystem.
People can also organize coastal cleaning events that help remove plastic bottles and bags, plastic straws, fishing gear, cigarette filters, six-pack rings, surgical masks, and many other items from the beach.
World Oceans Day 2020
As the challenge to the ocean continues to grow, so does the need for new solutions and those driving them. To that end, the theme of the United Nations World Oceans Day 2020 was “Innovation for Sustainable Oceans”. Innovations related to the introduction of new methods, ideas or products were dynamic and fundamentally hopeful terms.
The 2020 United Nations World Oceans Day celebration was held as a virtual event created in collaboration with Oceanic Global. The event sheds light on innovation around the world in the areas of need, instilling a promising, proven and optimistic view and demonstrating its ability to expand effectively.
It also provided a platform for gender leaders of diverse backgrounds, paving the way for the health of our oceans and the planet. As a summary of the United Nations World Oceans Day celebration, most of the speakers had a message about the terrible conditions of the ocean. Still, they also provided cautious optimism and featured solutions presented showed innovation mainly in the technical sense, while other solutions showed social or structural innovation.
The World Oceans day of 2020 was scheduled, and subsequent events throughout World Oceans Week (the week of June 8, 2020) brought innovation in categories such as technology, systems infrastructure, resource management, consumer goods, finance and research. Their potential impact and the resources required to transform them into a long-term solution were explored and described how these innovations can be achieved.
World Oceans Day 2021
The theme of 2021 World oceans day is “LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS”.
World Oceans Day 2021 is primarily focused on protecting at least 30% of the blue planets so that the oceans and climate are healthy. With the help of hundreds of other organizations around the world, they will undertake a global movement to protect at least 30% (“30×30”) of our blue planet by 2030. A healthy sea is an important part of solving a climate crisis. The 30×30 bracket protects Earth’s life support systems, especially the interrelated problems of the ocean, climate, and biodiversity.
World leaders are making decisions this year about the future of our blue planet. They need to hear from you! The actions our leaders take (or do not take) this year will determine the health of our blue planet and the safety of future generations over the coming decades.
UN World Oceans Day 2021 highlights keynote speeches, panel discussions, biodiversity, the latest ocean discoveries, and the interoperability of the oceans and their ecosystems to celebrate and support the lives and livelihoods that the ocean sustains.
Some of the other interesting patties will organize drawing, poster, debate and forums competitions on World Oceans Day 2021 to show the importance of the ocean.
Quotes on World Oceans Day
Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.William Arthur Ward
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.Jacques Cousteau
The Ocean is a mighty harmonist.William Wordsworth
No water, no life. No blue, no green.Sylvia Earle
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.John F. Kennedy
One drop of water helps to swell the ocean…none are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.”Hannah More