SaveCoast in Athens for the “Our Ocean” Conference

An Ocean of Potential

9th Our Ocean Conference Greece 2024

The ocean plays a key role in human existence; it is essential for our survival, well-being and prosperity. It provides food, regulates our climate, and generates most of the oxygen we breathe. It also serves much of the world’s economy, supporting sectors from tourism to fisheries and to international shipping while it is connected to our culture and is a major source of inspiration. However, the health of seas and the ocean, and of marine ecosystems in particular, is threatened by unsustainable practices such as discharges of wastewater and marine litter, unregulated and unreported fishing, unsustainable shipping and tourism activities. To mitigate the negative impacts from human interventions and improve the current state of our oceans, it is essential to join efforts on a global scale.

Collaboration among nations, NGOs, private entities, academia, professional groups, civil society organizations and more, is of paramount importance for implementing effective solutions, fostering sustainable practices, and safeguarding the delicate equilibrium of our oceans.

The President of SaveCoast Panagiotis Chronopoulos and the Scientific Committee member Christoforos Kapopoulos have been invited to attend the different thematic areas as well as the side events of OurOcean Conference. Hosting the conference in Athens is not only a strategic choice but a symbolic recognition of the Mediterranean’s pivotal role in shaping the dialogue on ocean conservation.

Attendance to the conference is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to representatives from countries, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, academia, philanthropists, and the private sector, with a dedicated commitment to the protection of the ocean.


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