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World Ocean Day 2022

World Ocean Day:

World Ocean Day was observed on June 8, 2022 with the theme for this year is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean”.

  • The Day is celebrated every year on June 8.
  • The Day was proposed in 1992 and was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008.
  • The purpose of the Day is to raise public awareness on Oceans and its resources and also to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean.
  • The ocean covers over 70 percent of the planet.
  • According to the UN, oceans produce about 50 percent of the planet’s oxygen and are home to earth’s biodiversity.
  • It is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world.
  • The ocean is key to economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.