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World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas

World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas
World Oceans Day 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas

World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas

World Oceans Day is celebrated worldwide on every June 8 to raise awareness of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a global citizen movement for the ocean, and work together as united team of world’s people for the sustainable management of the world's oceans. This is the fantastic initiative of the United Nations and really helps our nature restore the ecosystem.

 

Significance of World Oceans Day 2021

World Oceans Day reminds people about the importance of the oceans in human life. The oceans are the main source of food and medicine and a fundamental part of the biosphere, covering more than 70% of our planet. It is the lifeline for humans and the home of many species, producing approximately 50% of the planet's oxygen.

Among all species on earth, Human is the main consumer of ocean resources and at the same time responsible for the destruction of the marine ecosystem. Observing World Oceans Day enables the media to educate people about the importance of the oceans to human life and how to preserve and protect the marine ecosystem for sustainable development.

 

Theme of World Oceans Day 2021

With reference to next 10 years goal for sustainable development 14, “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”, by 2030, United Nations declared the Theme for World Oceans Day 2021 is “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”

As humans, we are the major consumer of the earth's resources and are the most beneficial species. It is therefore our primary responsibility to take corrective measures against the damage caused by us, to improve oceans biodiversity through scientific management.

 

World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas
World Oceans Day 2021 theme

List of themes for World Oceans Day – last 5 years

Year

Theme

2021

The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods

2020

Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean

2019

Gender and Oceans

2018

Clean our Ocean!

2017

Our Oceans, Our Future

2016

Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet

 

Objective of World Oceans Day 2021 observance

It is observed that due to human interference with ocean life, about 90% of the populations of large fish have become depleted and 50% of coral reefs destroyed. This clearly reveals that humans get more from the ocean than they can replenish.

To protect and preserve the ocean, we must work to restore the ecosystem by creating a new balance. It is now necessary for human to truly understand the oceans, educate people about the importance of the oceans, draw attention and call for action to repair the damage. It is also important to understand the enduring goal of recovery and how humanity relates to it.

The main objective of observing the World Oceans Day is to raise awareness about the recognition of the importance of the oceans in human life and how to restore them scientifically. Another goal is to respect the ocean by understanding the importance of the ocean ecosystem and the resources that humans consume from the ocean.

For sustainable development, World Oceans Days are observed to sensitize people to the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources, as well as the protection and restoration of the marine ecosystem.

World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas
Objective of World Oceans Day 2021 theme


The prime objective of World Oceans Day 2021 is to raise awareness of the wonders of the ocean and how it is our source of life, supporting humanity and all other organisms on Earth.

 

History of World Oceans Day 2021

World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 of each year since 2008 after officially recognized by United Nation. International Center for Ocean Development (ICOD) of Canada and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) originally proposed the concept of Word Oceans Day in 1992 at the United Nations Conference (Earth Summit) on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In 2002- the oceans project become global, in 2003- “worldoceanday.org” website launched to support the event organizers globally, in 2008- United Nations officially recognized 8 June as World Oceans Day, in 2016-World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council launched, 2020 was the world of virtual media and mass awareness campaign on World Oceans Day.

The basic objective of celebrating World Ocean Day is to connect the people with oceans by raising awareness on importance of marine ecosystem in human’s life and how people can preserve and protect oceans scientifically and emotionally.  

In 2008, the oceans project and the world oceans network, first time introduced the theme for world ocean Day and the theme was “Helping our climate / helping our ocean"

 

World Oceans Day 2021 Activities

Most of the activities are planned and communicated worldwide via website – worldoceanday.com. Here youth can connect to webinar with global online community.

World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas
World Oceans Day 2021 theme activities


Through 24 hrs live stream event, you can learn more about conservation effort and environmental topics and join the movement to take action to protect preserve, and restore Oceans. Because of COVID-19 Pandemic, Most of the activities are planned online/ virtual.

 

World Oceans Day 2021 Celebrating Ideas

Because of COVID-19 Pandemic, it is proposed to participate in World Oceans Day 2021 virtually by joining online webinars, subscribing to UN and worldoceasday website.

Here are some ideas for celebrating the World Oceans Day 2021 – for Public

1. Use free logo of World Ocean Day available in UN website and worldoceanday.org in your post, articles and in social media to raise awareness on importance of oceans.

2. Prepare posters and share slogans via social media

3. Organize online quiz on World Ocean Day 2021 aiming theme of the day

4. Organize poster competition online and urge people to participate.

5. Organize online slogan competitions and award prices for best 10 winners to create the competition interesting.

6. Visit the Marine National Park and spend some time to connect with ocean.

7. E-mail World Oceans Day 2021 card to your relatives and friends

8. Organize the host guided coastal tour or sustainable fishing demonstration

9. Sponsor a sustainable seafood event by inviting local chefs to give demonstrations and food tastings

10. Create Ocean art gallery in your residential society by promoting the participation of young and children. You can add some ocean science experiment models in this gallery.

11. Host an ocean-related film screening with movies, cartoons or documentaries, invite the creators of the film for a question-and-answer session about ocean conservation

12. Organize a tour to marine national park available in your area and do some cleanup.

13. Create a mural in a public place in honor of the ocean. Get together a group of local artists and obtain permission to paint a public wall or the wall of a local business Along with paint, consider using collected materials like glass or even pieces of recovered plastic

 

World Oceans Day 2021 celebrating ideas for corporate

1. Distribute World Oceans Day Cards to all employees and their family members.

2. Organize employee tour to Marine National Parks for doing some housekeeping activity so that people can clean the ocean and build a healthy connection.

3. Organize various competitions for employees such as quiz competition on theme of world oceans days, poster competition, slogan competition, etc.

4. Organize Debate competition on Conservation of Oceans and Human’s need from oceans.

5. Prepare corporate gift by using log of world ocean days.


World Oceans Day 8 June, 2021: Theme, Significance, History, Purpose, Activities and Celebration Ideas
World Oceans Day 2021 theme celebrating ideas

 

World Oceans Day 2021 celebrating ideas for School and colleges

1. Organize Drawing competition on theme of World Oceans Day 2021

2. Organize online Quiz, slogans, posters and Ocean day quotes competitions.

3. Organize virtual classes for students on importance of Oceans in human life and how to conserve the oceans resources.

4. Host guest lecture/ webinar, call experts to present the sustainable goal of oceans restoration and conservation of resources.

5. Develop interactive presentations where student can feel that they are close to ocean. 


We request you to join in the events of World Oceans Day 2021 and help us raise awareness of the importance of the ocean in our lives, to preserve and protect our blue. Join hands together, come forward, unite and just say "One ocean, one climate, one future - together"

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