Overfishing, pollution, acidification, warming – our precious ocean and the life that calls it home are now more at risk than ever before.
Ocean Week 2020 is seven days of events, discussions and activities in Brussels and beyond that will put the spotlight on the huge threats faced by marine species and habitats, while offering real solutions on how to solve them. We need thriving biodiversity in our oceans to support life on earth.
The ocean makes up 70% of the world’s surface, acts as a vital carbon sink, regulates the weather and produces half of the oxygen we breathe. Europe has the power to lead in its protection and restoration.
Ocean Week 2020 is brought to you by BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Seas at Risk, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF, and takes place 3-9 February 2020. All events are free and include film screenings, art exhibitions, talks and presentations from global experts, a climate march for the ocean, and so much more. Special guests include European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, and Member of the European Parliament and Chair of the EP Committee on Regional Development, Younous Omarjee.
For the full calendar of events, please visit oceanweek.eu