World Oceans Day serves as a reminder to everyone about the importance of the oceans in our life.
Every year on June 8, the United Nations observes World Oceans Day with an annual event sponsored by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (Office of Legal Affairs). The all-inclusive event is a chance to recognize the value of the ocean and get a greater understanding of how to engage with it in a sustainable manner.
“OUR OCEANS, OUR FUTURE”
We may not think about the ocean when we consider public health threats. However, the health of the ocean is becoming increasingly intertwined with our own. Some may be startled to find that creatures discovered at deep depths are being used to speed up the detection of COVID-19, and even more so to realize that it is the environment that may provide a solution to humanity.
The oceans are our planet’s lungs, supplying the majority of the oxygen we breathe. The goal of the Day is to educate the public about the effects of human actions on the ocean, to create a global movement of ocean citizens, and to organize and unify the world’s population around a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are an important source of food and medicine, as well as an important component of the biosphere. Finally, it is a day to celebrate the ocean’s beauty, abundance, and promise as a whole.
On June 8, 2021, the United Nations World Oceans Day will be entirely virtualized for the second time. The topic will be The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods.
Why Oceans are important?
- The ocean covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface. It is our source of life, sustaining mankind and all other organisms on the planet.
- The ocean supplies at least half of the planet’s oxygen is home to the majority of the planet’s biodiversity and is the primary source of protein for more than a billion people worldwide.
- Not to mention that the ocean is critical to our economy, with an estimated 40 million people engaged in ocean-based businesses by 2030.
Over time, humanity has defined itself culturally, socially, and economically by its interactions with the waters. In every way, the ocean has become critical to the survival of life and livelihoods. Nonetheless, we have yet to comprehend our effects on this life source, much alone …