World Oceans Day 2023: Tides Are Changing

“Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing” is the theme for this year’s World Oceans Day 2023, today, Thursday, the 8th of June.

  • The ocean covers over 70% of the planet.
  • The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen.
  • The ocean supports the sustenance of every living organism on Earth.

Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It’s our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on Earth.

The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, is home to most of Earth’s biodiversity, and represents the primary source of protein for more than a billion people worldwide. Furthermore, the ocean is vital to our economy, with an estimated 40 million people set to work in ocean-based industries by 2030.

Yet despite all its benefits, the ocean is now more in need of support than ever before.

With 90% of big fish populations depleted and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we’re taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. We need to work together to create a new balance that no longer depletes the ocean’s bounty but restores its vibrancy and brings it new life instead.

“Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing” is the theme for the United Nations‘ World Oceans Day 2023. The UN is joining forces with decision-makers, indigenous leaders, scientists, private sector executives, celebrities, youth activists, and countless others to put the ocean first.

Join the UN in Celebrating the Value of Oceans

World Oceans Day reminds everyone of the planet’s seas’ role in everyday life. They’re the lungs of our world and a critical part of the biosphere.

World Oceans Day 2023 will inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, focused on uniting the planet’s population on a project for the sustainable management of Earth’s seas.

This year, the United Nations is hosting a hybrid celebration at the UN headquarters in New York that will be broadcast live online. It will highlight the 2023 theme of “Planet Ocean: Tides Are Changing”.

Hosted in partnership with the non-profit organization Oceanic Global, this year’s event will demonstrate how we can work together to ensure the ocean’s health and well-being for future generations.

Visit the Official UN World Oceans Day Website

Visit the official website to learn more about World Oceans Day 2023, find out about celebrations, or read the latest news and reports on the planet’s all-important seas.