Our Oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen and is home to most of earth’s biodiversity.
World Oceans Day - first declared as 8 June in 1992 - highlights the benefits we derive from the ocean and raises awareness of the importance of sustainably using its resources. The ocean plays a vital part in who we are as humans, in our identities and cultures. Each year the UN World Oceans day has a dedicated theme, including Our Oceans, Our Responsibilities in 2009 and Clean Our Ocean in 2018.
During the COVID- 19 pandemic, it became apparent to the world just how much we rely on our oceans, enter the 2021 theme: Life and Livelihoods. The 2021 theme focuses on the wonder of the ocean and how it can support humanity.
As a crew who are passionate about maintaining a healthy and clean Ocean for its creatures and the resources we derive from it, we are committed to being a net zero crew and undertaking our challenge as sustainably as possible. To do this our kit will be sustainable using B-Corp Brand associations, we will offset the CO2 produced by our flights and boat logistics and we will also sample the ocean water for a research association to allow study of micro plastics in the Atlantic Ocean.
If you have any suggestions for how we can further improve our sustainability please get in touch.
UN World Ocean Day Official Celebrations
This year’s celebration will again be open to the world by live stream from
10:00AM-5:00PM (EDT) on the United Nations World Oceans Day website
(www.unworldoceansday.org/2020) with the content reshared on the social channels