Peace Boat, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and in partnership with the UN SDG Action Campaign, has carried out global educational and advocacy voyages for peace and sustainability since 1983. Peace Boat is a core member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Peace Boat is now developing the Ecoship, enabling the reduction of CO2 emissions by 40%, achieving zero SOx and NOx emissions, and recycling 100% of its water and waste.
For the first time, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will be marking World Oceans Day on June 8, with the showing of some short films and an interactive discussion with an invited expert on a marine topic.
This will be a fun opportunity to reflect on the role that the ocean plays in our everyday lives and in the work of WMO – the UN’s specialized agency for weather, climate and water.
A tribute to the legacy of our founder, Professor Mário Ruivo - Brussels, 6 June 2018. Free registration is open here.
Prof. Mário Ruivo made many key contributions to marine science and policy in Europe. Find out who he was from the people who knew him best and discover what he did for the Ocean. He had a vision for a world where the Ocean was of central importance. Learn more about it and how we are achieving his dream.
Les océans constituent une richesse aussi bien pour les pays côtiers et ceux de l’hinterland. Le maintien de la biodiversité, en occurrence les ressources marines vivantes est essentiel pour l’Homme. Cette biodiversité marine fournit de la nourriture, de l’emploi et des revenus à la population. Dans beaucoup de pays côtiers le poisson et d’autres produits de mer représentent la source principale de protéines animales.