World Ocean Day is a movement that aims to bring ocean issues to the fore and to strengthen the voice of ocean and coastal constituencies world wide.

Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Oceans Day 2017 said "A healthy ocean requires robust global knowledge of ocean science. We cannot manage what we cannot measure, and no single country is able to measure the myriad changes taking place in the ocean."

World Ocean Day brought high winds and heavy rain to southwest England. The Marine Biological Association celebrated the day with:

  • A tour of the MBA's Citadel Hill research facilities followed by a workshop on Ocean Literacy, for the National Marine Aquarium’s Marine Science Club.
  • An evening plankton workshop for young people was held at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth.

Our planned rocky shore survey and crab watch event will be moved to another day - watch this space and our Twitter @thembauk and Facebook pages.

World Ocean Day is a global event to raise awareness of the wonder and importance of the ocean and events across Europe: visit the website of the Sea Change project 

For more information on the MBA's education and outreach activities, see our education pages or call the Education team on 01752 426543.

Jun 9, 2017 By jpar