O'DYSSEY - THE OCEAN DAY
PARIS - 26TH JUNE 2021
Our foundation Free Spirit has created the event in Paris « O’DYSSEY – the ocean day » in collaboration with the city of Paris in order to celebrate the wold ocean day. Through that event, Free Spirit aims to create a positive impact with amazing keynotes, conferences, workshops, games and art exhibitions.
The goal : Anybody can join that initiative which has a mission : raising public awareness on the marine conservation and the ocean restoration.
The initiative is part of the United Nations Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 and the United Nations on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
O'DYSSEY THE OCEAN DAY 2021
LE MARAIS AREA, PARIS - 26th JUNE 2021
WE CELEBRATE THE WORLD OCEAN DAY
World Ocean Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. « World Oceans Day » was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008. The international day supports the implementation of worldwide Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and fosters public interest in the protection of the ocean and the sustainable management of its resources.
OBJECTIVES OF "O'DYSSEY - THE OCEAN DAY"
The purpose of O’Dyssey – The ocean day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans.
By working together, we can — and will — protect and restore our shared ocean.
- Round tables
An art exhibition to highlight the beauty of the ocean and the marine wildlife. Photographers, painters present their art in order to raise public awareness on ocean conservation.
Sonic Sea is a 60-minute documentary about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life. The film begins with a mystery: the unexplained stranding and mass mortality of several species of whales in the Bahamas in March 2000. As the mystery unfolds, the film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden, dramatic changes human activity is inflicting on the ocean’s delicate acoustic habitat — changes that threaten the ability of whales and other marine animals to prosper, to function, and ultimately, to survive. Sonic Sea features several charismatic scientists, including Ken Balcomb, the former Navy pilot and acoustics expert who proved to the world that naval sonar is killing whales, as well as the musician and environmental activist, Sting, whose moving interview connects the sonic world of marine life with our sonic world on land. The film offers solutions (and, by extension, hope) for a quieter ocean, and underscores that the ocean’s destiny is inextricably bound with our own.