“Our Ocean, Our Health” campaign

When, local time: 
Monday, 18 July 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, 18 June 2017 - 11:00pm
Where: 
Italy, all cities in Europe
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
Francesca Santoro at f.santoro@unesco.org

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO invites you to take simple steps towards protecting our ocean by joining the new “Our Ocean, Our Health” campaign developed by the Sea Change project to raise awareness of the interconnectedness of ocean and human health.

Sea Change is an EU Horizon 2020-funded project which aims to raise European citizens’ awareness of the intrinsic links between ocean and human health, and to empower us, as “Ocean Literate” citizens, to take direct and sustainable action towards a healthy ocean, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy planet. UNESCO’s IOC is a Sea Change consortium member organization.

“Our Ocean, Our Health” emphasises the vital role of the ocean in making life on Earth possible. Our ocean provides us with oxygen, it regulates our climate and produces over 140 million tons of food each year. But human activity and our way of life is affecting the ocean’s health. If we don’t take care of the ocean, we endanger our own survival.