After a conference with the Secretary General, António Guterres, there will be a message sent by two astronauts on the International Space Station.
The UN marks this Thursday the World Day of the Oceans between space and Earth with a conference by the Secretary General, António Guterres, at the inauguration, which will be followed by a message from two astronauts on the International Space Station.
Every year, the United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day, established in 2008 at the General Assembly, with an event.
This year there will be a conference (in virtual format) under the theme “Ocean Planet: The tides are changing”, which will include interventions on ocean literacy and the relationship of the ocean with the climate.
The inaugural session will be attended by the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and will be followed, moments later, by the transmission of a message from the American astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg, on a mission since March on the International Space Station, in Earth orbit.
In Portugal, the date is marked with the presentation of Viana do Castelo’s “Sea Agenda for the 2020-2030 Decade” and a plan to promote the use of offshore wind energy in the northern regions of Portugal and Spanish Galicia. , according to a note from the Secretary of State for the Sea, José Maria Costa.
World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness about the benefits of the oceans and the need to protect them and make sustainable use of their resources.