World Oceans Day Celebration 2021

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World Oceans Day reminds everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans.

The second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2021, will highlight the theme of The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. Join us for this year’s UN World Oceans Day annual event as we hear from thought-leaders and experts about the biodiversity and economic opportunity that the ocean sustains.

This year's theme is especially relevant in the lead-up to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which will run from 2021 to 2030. The Decade will strengthen international cooperation to develop scientific research and innovative technologies that can connect ocean science with the needs of society.

Panel Discussion

June 12, 2021, 7.00 pm onwards


Coastline Management in Kerala

Socio-economic and environmental paradigms



Adv. Harish Vasudevan


High court of Kerala and National Green Tribunal


Dr. Sreeja M.U.

Hazard Analyst

District Emergency Operations Centre

Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, Government of Kerala


Prof. (Dr.) A. Bijukumar

Professor and Head

Dept. of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram


Dr. Roxy Mathew Koll

Scientist E

Centre for Climate Change Research,

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune


Dr. S. Mohammed Irshad

Assistant Professor

Centre for Disasters and Development, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies,

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.


Dr. Sunil P. S.

Head and Associate Professor

Dept. of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi.


Starts at 7 pm

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