World Oceans Day 2017 - Our Oceans, Our Future
With the theme this year, “Our Oceans, Our Future,” the World Underwater Federation (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques, CMAS) is joining with hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals from around the world who will recognize this special day for ocean awareness and action.
World Oceans Day is officially recognized by the United Nations, and has become an annual celebration on 8 June as well as a call for ocean conservation action throughout the year. Promoted and coordinated by The Ocean Project since 2002, in partnership with a network of diverse organizations, the effort has expanded to over 100 countries. World Oceans Day brings together aquariums, zoos, museums, schools and universities, businesses, organizations and other groups, including divers, surfers, sailors, communities of faith, governments, the maritime industry and the tourism and recreational industry.
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future and it is quite simple to get involved. You can plan your own event and submit it to the event listings or you can find a planned event to attend. Despite the huge challenges facing the world’s ocean, by working together we can support a healthy ocean that is able to sustainably provide for the billions of humans, plants, and animals that depend on it every day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all.
At www.worldoceansday.org you will find the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year-round.
CMAS Divers are ambassadors of the oceans - Be a part of this growing global celebration!