Get ready for World Ocean Day, 8 June!


World Ocean Day provides a unique opportunity for a wide array of organizations, schools, businesses, and communities to honour and celebrate the ocean that connects us all!

By uniting together, and with a special emphasis on engaging and connecting youth, we can significantly increase awareness and action, and generate the political will needed to create a healthier ocean, stabilize our climate and ensure a better future for all.


Whether you live on the coast or far inland, we all need a healthy ocean to survive and thrive and anyone can celebrate and take action for our ocean on and around 8 June!

Download the 2023 Event Planning Toolkit!

This year’s Conservation Action Focus

Recently, world leaders committed to protect 30% of our lands, waters, and ocean by 2030, also known as '30x30'. To ensure our nations' leaders follow through on this promise, there will need to be a strong show of support!

By supporting 30x30, we can protect our planet’s life support systems – our ocean, climate, and biodiversity. With your help, and the efforts of thousands of other organizations worldwide, we will help grow the global movement by spreading awareness and gathering public support.

Learn more about this year's 30x30 Conservation Action Focus.

Ready to share your event plans with the world?

No matter what type of activity or event you are thinking about, the website provides you with free resources and tools, including: customizable promotional materials, social media toolkits, and action-oriented event ideas to support you as you plan activities.

Share your event with the world! To submit your event in the World Ocean Day database, visit the ‘submit your event’ page. After you complete the website form, the submission will be reviewed. You will receive an email confirmation when your event is approved and it will appear on the Events Calendar and World Map on the World Ocean Day website.

One Ocean, One Climate, One Future - Together!

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