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Annual SealSpotter Challenge

Citizen Scientists around the world are counting down to the start of the Annual SealSpotter Challenge at 9.00am on Saturday 8 June, when they will have the opportunity to contribute to vital seal research from the comfort of their own homes.

“Participants will have two weeks to access the SealSpotter web portal and count as many seals and seal pups as they can, and very appropriately it’s starting on World Oceans Day” says Dr Rebecca McIntosh, Research Scientist with Phillip Island Nature Parks.

“SealSpotter harnesses the drone (RPA – Remote Piloted Aircraft) technology we are currently using to monitor several colonies of Australian fur seals on Victoria’s offshore islands. The high resolution images captured by the drone are then uploaded to the SealSpotter portal, ready for the start of the Annual SealSpotter Challenge.”

Some of Victoria’s fur seal colonies can number in the tens of thousands, so the contribution made by citizen scientists who can count the various populations accurately and efficiently through SealSpotter is highly valued. Participants help count seals, identify pups, and also spot entangled seals caught up in marine debris such as rubbish and fishing material.

“We launched SealSpotter last year and were thrilled with the results and the level of engagement by a total of 644 citizen scientists not only here in Australia, but in Europe, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, India, Russia and throughout Asia. Between them they managed to view and label over 84,000 images, and classify over 610,000 seals.”

“We are excited not only about the collection of data, but also about some of the other benefits this type of accessible research collaboration brings. By engaging with a wide range of citizen scientists including individuals, schools and special interest groups, we are hoping that there will be an ever increasing awareness within the community of the need to support research to better understand our natural world and improve conservation and the health of our oceans.”

“We are looking forward to collating and publishing the results soon after the end of the challenge and celebrating the Citizen Scientists and those that have made a large effort towards the count.”

The SealSpotter portal was developed by Phillip Island Nature Parks’ researchers thanks to generous funding from the Penguin Foundation, and the first “Annual SealSpotter Challenge” is due to go live at 9.00am on Saturday, 8 June, coinciding with World Oceans Day.

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ANOTHER WORTHWHILE “WORLD OCEANS DAY” [aka “UNHEALTHY OCEANS MEAN UNHEALTHY MARITIME WORLD”]

Dear ocean lovers & citizens of our Planet Earth! I am yet an unsung travel poet-writer and a retired medical doctor from Istanbul-Turkey. If everything goes as planned, on the 8th of June 2019, I will write a 3 page-article (as a Word format) in Turkish language about the vital importance of keeping our planet's oceans, seas and waterways clean & healthy enough in order to keep the important vitality of the world's maritime business (both passenger & cargo) going in a healthy & fruitful way without forgetting to emphasize the “GENDER EQUALITY” for the protection and restoration process of our priceless oceans which provide food, generate oxygen, regulate our climate and so much more. Then I will publish the related article in my weekly internet column (belonging to the renowned "LOJİPORT" website) on June 9th (just like each Sunday since November 2017). More determination & power to us all!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Güntürk Üstün

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Apér'eau: Amour Et Eau Fraîche, Le Secret D'une Bonne Bière

Ne manquez pas ce prochain Apér'Eau sur l'importance de la qualité de l'eau dans le brassage de bière

Conférencier : Jean-Christophe Bilodeau, brasseur à La Souche de Limoilou.

En collaboration avec le Groupe d'éducation et d'écosurveillance de l'eau.

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Aqualife7000 talkshow
Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
Aqualife7000 talkshow

This was the first edition of the talkshow which is the introductory aspect. The talkshow is about the animals, event and resources of the aquatic world. The video is on our Facebook page @Aqualife7000 with the date 21st of March 2019

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Araceli Oceans Day Celebration
Barangay Poblacion Araceli, Palawan, Philippines
Àros na Mara World Oceans Day Festival

Àros na Mara 5th World Oceans Day Festival – June 6-9th, 2019 –  Iona,  Barra Strait, Cape Breton, NS  CA-  The Port of Iona and the Barra Strait, overlooking the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, comes alive with festivities acknowledging World Oceans Day. World Ocean Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 9th.  Àros na Mara (Gaelic for House of the Sea) is a Marine Science Centre being built at the Barra Strait, for the purposes of research, education and tourism. Àros na Mara World Oceans Day has been selected as one of Destination Cape Breton ‘19 in 19 Events’ for 2019.  Join our family fun and ocean-themed festival and enjoy scientific and interactive displays, beach clean-up, hike,  children’s games, and historical demonstrations.   Further updates and schedule to follow visit - www.arosnamara.ca

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Art Exhibition - די לפלסטיק בים האדום Red Sea Plastic Free

Red Sea Plastic Free is a collaborative, multi-platform, artistic and scientific intervention to significantly reduce the use of single-use plastic in the coastal town of Eilat, Israel and to better capture trash and recycling in order to stop the flow of plastic into the Red Sea. It is the visionary brainchild of National Geographic Explorer and ocean conservationist Ziggy Livnat and his creative partner Heather Nisbett-Loewenstein of StoneLion Puppet Theatre, along with a small scientific and creative global team. The absolutely unique and completely innovative multi-year public platform deploys underwater marine puppetry and filmmaking to launch a mascot campaign across social and traditional media platforms, Red Sea Plastic Free tackles the global plastic pollution problem at the local level – with charm and humor to spare! The puppets will be filmed underwater within the marine environment, interviewed in Public Service Announcements as lively and animated characters and participate in public events throughout the campaign driving public interaction.

To launch this campaign creatively, as both global collaboration and local artistic platform, Livnat and Nisbett-Lowenstein along with curators Doron Polak and Sarit Nachshon, with support from the National Geographic Society, the U.S. Embassy in Israel and the Municipality of Eilat, present “Red Sea Plastic Free: An Exhibition to end Plastic Pollution” with a selection of works by more than 40 of Israel’s most prominent professional artists, including a select group of local artists based in Eilat. This exhibition highlights creative and aesthetic responses to the subject of ocean habitat destruction by plastic and the need for immediate change.

The works gathered from across media include painting, photography, sculpture, puppetry, printing and etching, to video installations and performance works. The exhibition offers a multitude of voices and perspectives to focus the overwhelming issues surrounding this pressing ecological issue to the level of the persona: the level of compassion, and empathy. Launching this multi-year artistic and collaborative intervention to stop plastic with an Art Exhibition is central to demonstrating new kinds of creative and artistic collaborations that can inspire. A number of pieces highlight the need to end plastic bag debris, which has become one of the most visually poignant reminders of ocean plastic pollution in contemporary media - including those of sculptor/painters Menashe Kadishman, Yigal Tumarkin, Israel Rabinowitz and installation artist Itamar Beglikter.

The environmental artist and industrial designer Doron Gazit presents photographs of installations he has created directly on landscape as a part of his groundbreaking “Red Line Project” that instantiates the proverbial “line in the sand” using environmentally neutral but visually arresting red plastic tubing across the landscape “to whose transformation he wants to bring our attention.” Eilat environmental artist Einat Steckler uses marine trash to create monumental portraits in a photo-realistic style, inviting us to “re-view” these waste materials as the basic materials for creating visual art that transcends the boundaries painting and sculpture.

For many of the artists, including organizer Livnat himself, the unique visual characteristics of the Red Sea are a central focus of their work. Underwater photographer Noam Kortler and land photographers Mori Chen and Shmulik Tagar create much of their work in and around the Red Sea. Each interacts with the ecosystem and landscape in and around Eilat quite individually, documenting this relationship through a unique methodology and lens, resonating the personal notes of human interaction with the Sea. Kortler’s photographs constitute intimate portraits of an individual marine animal captured in plastic, bringing the animal’s individuality and personality to the surface. Videos by Mori Chen portray the overwhelming activities of humans on the shoreline, providing a poignant counterpoint to the stillness or the underwater imagery, and illustrating the enormous impact of human shoreline activities.

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Artifishal Film Screening
Patagonia Halifax
Artifishal Film Screening

Patagonia in partnership with Alexander Keith's is hosting a screening of the movie Artifishal and a social gathering in the brewery courtyard. We will have ocean inspired art on display, beer samples and a host of booths promoting sustainable ocean and fishery groups. After party in the Brewery's secret tavern with live music, entry by donation. All proceeds going to Oceans Week HFX.

Watch trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=I-MMlQ5AIzQ
https://www.facebook.com/PatagoniaHalifax/

Event by Patagonia Halifax / Keith's Brewery

Event contact:
Morgan DuPlessis
902.219.4243 / 902.422.2060
operations@patagoniahalifax.ca

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Arun & Adur - World Ocean Day
Marks & Spencer Worthing
Arun & Adur - World Ocean Day

For World Ocean Day we're taking Greenpeace's ocean sanctuary campaign to the streets of Worthing to have conversations with the public about the need to protect our blue planet. With Worthing being by the sea we should get good support from the public with this one!

We're meeting outside M&S Montague Street on Saturday morning at 10:30.

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Association of Denman Island Marine Stewards

World Oceans Day Confession featuring Plastique

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Asteroidea : performance artistique

L’Assemblée Générale des Nations unies en 2008 a désigné chaque 8 juin : « Journée mondiale de l'océan ». Cette journée vise notamment à mobiliser et unir les populations du monde entier sur un projet de gestion durable des océans. Il s'agit enfin de rendre hommage à leur beauté et à leur richesse.
Des animations ont lieu simultanément dans le monde entier : aquariums, musées des sciences, associations et institutions d’éducation à l’environnement marin proposent à leur public des festivités pleines d’animations ludiques et d’actions concrètes, pour que petits et grands, puissent mieux connaître la mer.

Surfrider Foundation EuropeSurfrider Foundation Côte BasqueRame pour ta planète ont invité Sam Dougados, plasticien, Martin Harriague – chorégraphe associé au Malandain Ballet Biarritz – et les danseurs du Malandain Ballet Biarritz à se mobiliser à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’océan.

Une œuvre artistique éphémère sera ainsi créée le samedi 8 juin à la Côte des Basques de Biarritz, en complicité avec la Biarritz Belza Classic, compétition internationale de longboard :

-        A partir de 13h30 : Sam Dougados commencera à tracer dans le sable une fresque monumentale ;

-        A partir de 14h30 :  20 danseurs du Malandain Ballet Biarritz et 20 surfeurs s’inscriront tout en mouvements dans cette fresque qui prendra ainsi une nouvelle dimension durant une dizaine de minutes.

Cette performance sera filmée notamment par un drone et photographiée tout au long de son déroulement, pour être ensuite largement diffusée sur l’Internet et les réseaux sociaux.

Le public est invité à venir non seulement pour assister mais surtout à être partie prenante en relayant massivement l’événement via les hastag #worldoceansday #Oceanislife

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Asteroidea, Journée mondiale de l'océan, performance artistique

L’Assemblée Générale des Nations unies en 2008 a désigné chaque 8 juin : « Journée mondiale de l'océan ». Cette journée vise notamment à mobiliser et unir les populations du monde entier sur un projet de gestion durable des océans. Il s'agit enfin de rendre hommage à leur beauté et à leur richesse.
Des animations ont lieu simultanément dans le monde entier : aquariums, musées des sciences, associations et institutions d’éducation à l’environnement marin proposent à leur public des festivités pleines d’animations ludiques et d’actions concrètes, pour que petits et grands, puissent mieux connaître la mer.

Surfrider Foundation Europe, Surfrider Côte Basque, #RamePourTaPlanète ont invité Sam Dougados artiste, plasticien, Martin Harriague Choreography – chorégraphe associé au Malandain Ballet Biarritz – et les danseurs du Malandain Ballet Biarritz à se mobiliser à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale de l’océan.

Une œuvre artistique éphémère sera ainsi créée le samedi 8 juin à la Côte des Basques de Biarritz, en complicité avec laBiarritz Belza Classic, compétition internationale de longboard :
- à partir de 13h30 : Sam Dougados commencera à tracer dans le sable une fresque monumentale ;
- à partir de 14h30 : 20 danseurs du Malandain Ballet Biarritz et 20 surfeurs s’inscriront tout en mouvements dans cette fresque qui prendra une nouvelle dimension durant une dizaine de minutes.

Cette performance sera notamment filmée par un drone et photographiée tout au long de son déroulement, pour être ensuite largement diffusée sur l’Internet et les réseaux sociaux.

Le public est invité non seulement à y assister mais surtout à être partie prenante en relayant massivement l’événement sur les réseaux sociaux via les hastag#worldoceansday#Oceanislife

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Atlas Obscura: Aquatic Gender Fluidity

This unique Heal the Bay Aquarium event was created specifically for Pride Month! Enjoy cocktails, listen to speakers from the LGBTQ+ community, and learn how many marine species in our oceans change sex, gender roles, and use forms of asexuality to survive. Laura Rink, Associate Aquarium Director at Heal the Bay Aquarium will discuss the gender diversity of our local marine inhabitants followed by a presentation from transgender speaker and educator, Michelle Dennis, who joins us on behalf of PFLAG.

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AUSMAP Microplastic Sampling
Manly Cove (Art Gallery End)
AUSMAP Microplastic Sampling

It’s hard to solve a problem you can’t see. Until recently microplastic pollution presented scientists with a crisis that was invisible to the naked eye. Now we have AUSMAP, Australian Microplastic Assessment Project.

We need to know how much is already out there, before we figure out what to do with it. And we need large numbers of Australians to engage with behaviour change so we can stop any more plastic disintegrating into our waterways.

As part of World Oceans Day, AUSMAP will be conducting a microplastic sample at Manly Cove. This is a part of the Strawkle event that takes place every month. Please come down and join us in learning about microplastics! 

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Austinmer Beach Clean up June 8th 230pm

Join Ocean Plastic Patrol for a special clean up of Austinmer Beach at 230pm 

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Australia in Cyprus

Join us this Saturday 8 June at 10am in #Paphos to celebrate World #Ocean Day – Together for a plastic-free #Mediterranean. A big thank you to the organisers and supporters for their efforts to clean up the #beaches of #Cyprus and to eliminate single-use #plastics. For more info contact ΑΚΤΗ / AKTI Project and Research Centre via FB or on +35722458485 or akti@akti.org.cy

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Authors Live: Lauren St John and Elizabeth Laird for World Oceans Day

Lauren St John is the author of the bestselling White Giraffe series. The series is inspired by her childhood in Zimbabwe, Africa, where she grew up surrounded by horses, cats, dogs... and a pet giraffe!  A passionate conservationist, Lauren is an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation and founder of the Authors4Oceans anti-plastics campaign. Lauren will talk about Kat Wolfe Takes the Case, the latest book in her Wolfe and Lamb mystery series, as well as sharing her Authors4Oceans campaign. 

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books including The Garbage King, The Fastest Boy in the World and Dindy and the Elephant. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal six times. 

Elizabeth will speak about Song of a Dolphin Boy, a story that combines folklore, adventure and ecology to explore why we need to protect our oceans. 

Send your questions for Lauren and Elizabeth, and share how your school is working to protect our planet by tweeting and using #BBCAuthorsLive 

World Oceans Day is on Saturday 8 June. Mark it by joining us live from your school!

When: Thursday 6 June, 11am-11.40am

Age group: P4-7

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