World Oceans Day 2016

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On World Oceans Day, we reflect on the challenges facing our ocean and what we must do to protect this life-sustaining resource for future generations. The fact is that the rich marine environment many of us have enjoyed throughout our lives is under extreme stress from human activity. Without a shift in our approach, our children and grandchildren will inherit an ocean that is less healthy, less resilient and less able to provide for the world’s population.

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World Oceans Day 2016 [Source: U.S. Department of State]

On World Oceans Day, we reflect on the challenges facing our ocean and what we must do to protect this life-sustaining resource for future generations. The fact is that the rich marine environment many of us have enjoyed throughout our lives is under extreme stress from human activity. Without a shift in our approach, our children and grandchildren will inherit an ocean that is less healthy, less resilient and less able to provide for the world’s population.

Department of State Announces 2016 Fishackathon Winner [Source: U.S. Department of State]

The Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State announced on World Oceans Day that the global winner of the third annual Fishackathon was Akubic, from Taiwan. The team will receive a $10,000 cash prize from Virgin Group for their solution, Great Lakes Savior.

Coding for Fish: Team Akubic Wins Fishackathon 2016 [Source: U.S. Department of State]

The 3rd annual Fishackathon took place over Earth Day Weekend (April 22-24) in 40 cities worldwide spanning six continents. With 37 finalists, eight expert judges, and a close competition, the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships is pleased to congratulate the winner of Fishackathon 2016: Team Akubic from Taipei, Taiwan, for their solution, Great Lakes Savior. Team Akubic will receive a $10,000 cash prize provided by our partners at Virgin Group.

Celebrating World Oceans Day: Get Involved in Keepin’ the Sea Free of Debris [Source: Department of Commerce]

Happy World Ocean Day to one and all! On this day each year, we take some time to celebrate our ocean and all that it does for us. From the food we eat to the air we breathe, we are all connected to the ocean, which is reflected in this year’s theme: “healthy oceans, healthy planet.” Unfortunately, there is a substantial threat to the health of our ocean: marine debris.

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Our Ocean, One Future [Source: Share America]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry loves our ocean. And he knows it is threatened, and what that means for people around the world. “We all have to take action,” he says. Find out why everyone’s help is needed and how you can join in right now!

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