World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council

The Ocean Project has been globally coordinating World Ocean Day since 2002 as a way to raise the profile of the importance of the ocean for everyone on our blue planet and how we can all help no matter where we live. One ocean, one climate, one future - together!

With their fresh ideas and unique and diverse perspectives, Council members are instrumental in shaping World Ocean Day, growing its reach and impact in June and advocating for ocean conservation throughout the year. Council members gain valuable experience and make life-long connections with other leaders. From developing youth-led projects to actively participating in conferences around the world, Council members put their skills, talents, and networking abilities to use - inspiring both youth to get actively involved and adults to make the right decisions.

The Council includes 25 young people representing 22 countries.

New Council members for 2021-2022! Learn more about the Council here.

A call for applications to join the Council go out in late June every year. Make sure to get on the youth email list to get monthly updates and receive the most recent information about events and opportunities to help connect with others and do more -- together -- for our blue planet!