Mission and History

On World Ocean Day, people everywhere can celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, community, and /or your company, and join with millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future.

By working together, we can -- and will -- protect and restore our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration in June and continue to grow the engagement year-round!


Canada proposes the concept of a "World Ocean Day" at the Earth Summit


The Ocean Project begins global promotion and coordination of World Ocean Day


WorldOceanDay.org website launched to support event organizers worldwide; 25 events held in 15 countries


December 2008 the United Nations officially recognizes 8 June as World Oceans Day (and adds the 's')


World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council launched


2000+ events in 140+ countries


Launched new website and brand; 454 million reached on social media in June; first ever Youth-a-thon for the ocean held over 24 hours


[photo by Cécile Gaspar]
One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together
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