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Peace Boat participates in UN World Oceans Day 2020: “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean”

Since its inception in 2008, UN World Oceans Day (8 June) celebrates the ocean and its importance to the planet and our lives, while raising awareness about the many threats it faces. As the challenges to the ocean continue to grow, so does the need for novel solutions and the people driving them. Peace Boat is a proud member of the 2020 Friends of World Oceans Day Group, and is delighted to be a co-organiser of a series of events throughout World Ocean Week, and for Ecoship to be featured as an example of innovation for a sustainable ocean.

The theme of UN World Oceans Day 2020 is “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.” Innovation – relating to the introduction of new methods, ideas, or products – is a dynamic term, and one that is fundamentally filled with hope. This year, the UN World Oceans Day celebration will take place as a virtual event produced in partnership with Oceanic Global. Peace Boat is a Partner of the UN World Oceans Day (WOD) website and is organizing several events with partner organizations working towards a sustainable ocean during World Oceans Week.

UN World Oceans Day 2020 will shed light on innovations from around the globe in areas of need that are both promising and proven, ones that instil optimism, and ones that have demonstrated the ability to scale effectively. It will also provide a platform to thought leaders of varied backgrounds, who are paving new paths forward for the health of our ocean and our planet as a whole.  Ecoship is Peace Boat’s own ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean’; a low-carbon cruising model for the industry and a flagship for climate action and healthy oceans around the world. Ecoship will be featured as an example of innovation for a sustainable ocean in the following events as part of World Oceans Week:

“Decarbonizing the Maritime Industry”

June 9 (Tues) 11am EST

A”FreeSwim” organized by Sea Ahead / BlueTech

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“Advancing Knowledge into Action – Innovative Solutions to Address Impacts of Ocean Acidification”

June 11 (Thurs)  12:00pm- 1:30pm EST

Organized by the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance)

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Innovative Ocean Habitats

June 11 (Thurs) 4pm EST

Organized by Pangeaseed and featuring Ecoship Supporter, Fabien Cousteau

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Visit UN World Oceans Day to find out how you can get involved and participate in events throughout World Oceans Week. Details of Peace Boat’s events can be found on Peace Boat’s page on the UN World Oceans Day website.


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