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World Ocean Day 2022

World Ocean Day 2022
World Ocean Day 2022

World Ocean Day History

The concept of World’s Ocean Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro as a way to celebrate our World’s shared Ocean and our personal connection to the sea. This day is also celebrated to raise awareness about the crucial role that the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
World Ocean Day was officially established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to be celebrated worldwide, annually on 8 June to resolve the problems of Oceans and also to save Ocean water.  On 8 June 2009, World Ocean Day was officially declared by the United Nations General Assembly.


The theme for World Oceans Day this year is "Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean." As per the UN, World Oceans Day is celebrated to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean and to develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the oceans.


World Ocean Day is celebrated to remind everyone of the major role Oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet providing most of the oxygen we breathe.

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The purpose of this day is:

  • World Ocean Day To inform the people worldwide of the impact of human actions on the sea
  • Develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the Oceans.
  • Mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for sustainable management of the World’s Oceans.
  • Oceans are a major source of food, and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

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Importance of Oceans

  • Oceans are the lifeline of planet Earth. It holds about 97% of our planet’s water. Over 30% of carbon dioxide is absorbed by the Oceans, buffering the impacts of Global Warming. Oceans produce a good range of goods and services that are an integral part of our health, economies, and weather.

Tackling Global Warming

  • Oceans control temperature and weather, absorbing over half the heat reaching the earth from the sun. A vast amount of Greenhouse gases (especially Carbon dioxide) is absorbed by Ocean water, helping the Earth to tackle global climate change. 
  • Marine plants also produce almost half of the oxygen that we and other plants and animal species breathe.
Published date : 08 Jun 2022 03:10PM

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