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