World Oceans Day – June 8

On World Oceans Day people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which links us all. Be a part of this growing global celebration! Thanks to The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network for helping to promote and coordinate this event since 2002. Thank you to the United Nations for officially recognizing June 8th as World Oceans Day, since 2008.


World Oceans Day is an annual observation to honour the world’s oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species.

The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean Network, has been promoting WOD since 2003 with its network of over 1,600 ocean conservation organizations and others throughout the world. Events performed for WOD and awareness includes beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, and sustainable seafood events.