On June 8th, the celebration of the World Oceans Day, established by UNESCO since 2009, will take place. Contributing to the construction of a transversal perspective towards our seas and oceans, the CEMarin has prepared a very special celebration, in alliance with the Colombian Ocean Commission (CCO) and other institutions, under the motto Building a maritime country.
This day, we will start the celebration with a special episode of our recently released podcast for the oceans, available at 8AM. It will be followed by the publication of our Manifest for the oceans, on this page and the CEMarin social media. We are preparing jointly this document with different organizations that work around the country’s marine and coastal territories, responding to the urgent needs of our seas and oceans. This, facing the the current sanitary emergency, but also the perspectives generated by the new CONPES: Colombia, sustainable bioceanic power 2030, as well as the proclamation of the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development for the period 2021-2030.
Starting at two O ‘clock in the afternoon, we will have two virtual forums: Together, building maritime country: development and competitiveness (organized by the CCO) and Colombia as a bioceanic power: perspectives and challenges (organized by CEMarin). The event will have a closing concert, with the musical group of the pacific coast Herencia de Timbiquí.
At the same time, we will be accompanying our traditional academic activities with the challenge of Innovation for a sustainable ocean, which will take place from June 1st, being organized by the Universidad de Antioquia and the Universidad CES. This campaign will be accompanied by a series of talks on June 9th and 10th.
It will be a pleasure to have you for this special celebration, which will take place on different digital platforms. To be updated about our agenda, we invite you to follow this publication, as well as our social networks in facebook and twitter.