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Event world oceans day

Oceans Day Webinar: “World Oceans Day & the Transition to Blue Economy”


The World Ocean Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. It supports the implementation of worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fosters public interest in the protection of the ocean and the sustainable management of its resources. More information is available here: https://www.un.org/en/observances/oceans-day.

As a collaboration between OCTA and the Curaçao National Commission for UNESCO, this event focuses on Blue Economy. Speakers from different OCTs are invited to briefly present their experience in the transition towards a sustainable blue economy, particularly in relation to Oceans.

The webinar took place on 8 June 2021 and started at 21:00 CEST (15:00 Carribean / 17:00 Greenland / 09:00 French Polynesia / 06:00 New Caledonia / 07:00 Wallis et Futuna).

If you would like to see the presentations, please click on the Agenda items to download them.

The recording of the webinar – with timestamps to jump between presentations – can be watched here: WEBINAR RECORDING


21:00 – 21:20 | Welcome and an introduction to the OCTA Blue Economy Study

  • Introduction of Webinar and speakers  – Pablo Lopez-Herrerias, Coordinator of the OCTA Secretariat;
  • Introduction of World Oceans DayMarva C. Browne, Secretary General Curaçao National Commission for UNESCO;
  • The OCTA Blue Economy Study – a preliminary presentationAndrei Moarcas, OCTA Environment and Energy Advisor;

21:20 – 22:10 | Sharing of experience in the transition to Blue Economy

22:10 – 22:30 | Questions and answers session