EVENTS

It became pretty clear to me that conservation had changed, that it wasn’t about hugging trees and saving sharks and pandas, it was about saving humans.
Rob Stewart (Summit ’15)

Ocean Days of the Year

Jellyfish Day  3
DEMA Show, Las Vegas   14-17
Sustainable Ocean Summit, Hong Kong 14-16

NOGI Awards   15
#BlueGreen Seminars   15-16
DEMA Reaching Out Awards   16
DEMA WaveMaker Award 16
International Day for Tolerance  16
Buy Nothing Day 23

Evolution Day   24
Giving Tuesday 27

Manatee Awareness Month  1-30
International Year of the Reef to Dec 31

We Bring Ocean People Together

Our Ocean Events serve to call in the water tribe from around the world to bring hope, share knowledge and have fun!  Meet other Blue Ocean People on and offline at these upcoming events presented by Blue Ocean.net, or our partners and allies.

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When you sign up for complimentary weekly Ocean Update, you will be first in the know to access some of this community’s signature events, like our annual Blue Ocean Summit. Every quarter we present online Arts & Cultural exhibits that spotlight Photographers, Artists, Filmmakers and Authors. And we let you know when members of this awesome community are congregating  in person at shows and events around the globe. To be first in line for upcoming Blue Ocean events, please Join Us.

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Is there an Ocean event you would like to share with this community? Let us know with an email that includes a brief description of the event (with all pertinent information), write “Event” in the subject line and send your message to Robert (at) BlueOcean.net. If an article is created for your event, we will need a logo and /or image (with credit) that includes the rights to post to this website.

Featured Event

Mangroves: Super Forests We Must Protect

Mangroves: Super Forests We Must Protect

"If there are no mangrove forests, then the sea will have no meaning. It is like having a tree with no roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea."   -- Fisherman, Trang Province, southern Thailand July 26 marks the second celebration of International Day for...

Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Be Part of the Shark-Friendly Marina Initiative

Shark Week 2017 has officially arrived. At Blue Ocean Network, we recognize this week helps to break down stereotypes about sharks and educates the public about the important role these creatures play in our ecosystem. It’s estimated that 100 million sharks are killed...

Jaws Revisited and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

Jaws Revisited and the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

In 1975 the Jaws phenomenon transformed ocean awareness and awakened a huge interest in sharks. Few movies have had the enormous impact that Jaws had and the myth of the killer, rogue shark, unfortunately still lingers today.   Fortunately, Jaws propelled Peter...

Shark Awareness Day and Shark Week Events

Shark Awareness Day and Shark Week Events

"A shark attack has been the greatest thing that's ever happened to me."​ says Mike Coots, a surfer who lost his right leg in a shark attack. When Mike was 17 and surfing the waves off his home in Kauai he had a life-threatening encounter with a tiger shark. He fought...

M/Y Sharkwater Research Vessel Christening July 27

M/Y Sharkwater Research Vessel Christening July 27

The M/Y Sharkwater will be christened on July 27, 2017 at the Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  M/Y Sharkwater is a 133 foot (41 metre) former Japanese fishing vessel acquired by Fins Attached to help achieve the mission to save sharks and our oceans. The...

Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

Oceanic x Ibiza Throw A Giant Ocean Party

What could be a better place to throw a giant party for the ocean than on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Famous for its nightlife, throbbing dance floors and beautiful, young visitors from around the world, Ibiza and Oceanic Global will host their party on July...

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment, July 12 – 14

A New Era of Blue Enlightenment, July 12 – 14

Representatives from the EU, Brazil and South Africa will gather in Lisbon, Portugal, July 12-14, 2017 for a first-ever, high-level ministerial and scientific event to establish a New Era of Blue Enlightenment.   The Launch of the South Atlantic Flagship The event...

Celebrating Plastic-Free July

Celebrating Plastic-Free July

The summer is here and what better way to enjoy the season of picnics and bar-b-ques than by taking a pledge to not use all those plastic knives, forks, spoons and plates. We are celebrating an entire month plastic free! You might ask, why worry about little things...

Shark Week, Phelps vs Great White

Shark Week, Phelps vs Great White

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, Shark Week is here again. I could hardly stand the suspense!  Starting July 23, the Discovery Channel’s offerings come with distinctly mixed messages.   “an event so monumental no one has ever attempted it...

Chasing Coral: Don’t Miss It!!

Chasing Coral: Don’t Miss It!!

Attention, all Blue Ocean Community, mark your calendars for the July 14 premier of Chasing Coral on Netflix. You don’t want to miss this compelling report on the plight of the world’s coral reefs. Chasing Coral is the story of a group of dedicated divers, scientists,...

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