World Oceans Day 

Officially recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2008, World Oceans Day is a global celebration of the ocean held every June 8th.
It is meant to raise awareness of the ocean’s importance and the many issues it faces. The World Oceans Day 2020 theme is The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods. You can celebrate World Oceans Day this year by viewing the variety of marine art, seafood recipes, and more.  

For more information about World Oceans Day visit the World Oceans Day website.

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Ocean11 Marine Art

Ocean11 Marine Art

Oregon State University's Ocean11 Marine club has spent the last year finding ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through their Discord server, students of Ocean11 began to share artwork and photography. Collaborating with the Oregon State University Meistersingers, we bring you a video of marine art to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, 2021.

Special thanks to the Oregon State University Meistersingers- Steven M. Zielke, Conductor and Jens Lovtang, Arranger and Producer

Artwork by: Kaitlyn Allison, Samantha Gregory, Grace Holmes, Tom McCambridge, Charles Nye, Kelleigh Petersdorf, Lauren Rice, Sarah Snow, Jess Ariola, Marie Lee, Helena Rocha, and Cole Thieme

Photography by: Russell Campbell, Reid Endress, Hanna Hansen, O'Malley Martin, Robyn Norman, and Seth Staten

Downloadable Marine Coloring Book from Ocean11

The Ocean11 Marine Club Next Gen Outreach Committee created this coloring book of marine life. Print them out to have some creative fun while learning about different life in the ocean!

Sea Grant Seafood Recipes

Discover the many different types of seafood harvested in Oregon. These local foods can be used in a wide variety of recipes and are tasty substitutes for seafood shipped from further away. Use the map and business listings below to find seafood caught or grown in Oregon. Search for recipes, or share your own using #EatOregonSeafood.

View seafood recipes HERE!

United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Learn more at

Medicines From the Sea: Cancer Drugs to Everyday Products Event Recording

Medicines From the Sea: Webinar & Panel Recording

This Marine Studies Initiative and College of Pharmacy special event took place on Wednesday, May 12 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Featuring welcome remarks by Jack Barth and Kerry McPhail and a keynote lecture by Barry O'Keef, and panel discussion followed by audience Q&A. View our webpage to learn more HERE

Marine Studies for Public Art

Marine Studies for Public Art

The new Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building features the artwork of Oregon artists who celebrate the marine environment in their own way. Artist Michael Boonstra uses material collected from nature and a unique evaporative technique to complete large panels that encompass the land-sea connection. Site-specific artists Joe Thurston and his studio manager, Jess Nickel, created complex vitrines – glass display windows -- that combine layered images and sounds of the ocean and the coastal community who live, work and play on the ocean.

Study at the Oregon Coast 

As a leading marine laboratory in the Pacific Northwest, the Hatfield campus has the expertise, technology, and responsibility to address important issues of high economic, scientific, and aesthetic value in marine and coastal systems. Its locality, ready access to the ocean and richness of partners—agencies, industry, and constituencies—create a physical and intellectual campus known for multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach that is world-class and international in scope. Hands-on educational opportunities train the marine science leaders of tomorrow, and outreach transfers knowledge to the public sector using new and compelling approaches. Learn more about student experiences at the coast HERE.


United Nations World Oceans Day Virtual Event

Celebrate World Oceans Day with the UN's annual event, produced in partnership with non-profit Oceanic Global.

The second fully virtual celebration of United Nations World Oceans Day, on 8 June 2021, will highlight the theme The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. On 8 June 2021, you can hear from over 40 thought-leaders, celebrities, institutional partners, community voices, entrepreneurs, and cross-industry experts. Head HERE to learn more and RSVP for the event.