Worlds Oceans Day is June 8th and to celebrate, there is a series of ocean-related events occurring around Washington D.C.:
JUNE 4 - BlueTech Expo 2018
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Foyer
Description: Join IOSTIA and Sea Technology Magazine to promote ocean “blue” technology and innovation. The BlueTech Expo will feature an exhibition of ocean innovators demonstrating and discussing their products, services and customer success stories with key decision-makers, members of Congress and their staff. The exhibition will be followed by an innovative B2G networking social.
JUNE 5-8 - Capital Hill Ocean Week
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Description: Capital Hill Ocean Week is an annual conference in Washington D.C. examining current marine, coastal, and Great Lakes policy issues. Convened by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation every June, CHOW brings together national and global stakeholders to address pressing science, conservation, and management issues facing our ocean and Great Lakes. This year’s conference takes place over two days and will focus on our changing ocean, restoration of our ocean and Great Lakes, and working together for sustainable waters.
JUNE 9th - March for the Ocean
Location: National Mall
Description: On June 9, 2018, the March for the Ocean (M4O) campaign will organize mass events including flotillas, marches, and rallies in our nation’s capital and around the country in order to protect our human and wild communities and restore the blue in our red, white and blue. Blue Frontier Campaign and 70+ partners will mobilize an inclusive and diverse constituency to ensure we have a healthy ocean and clean water for future generations.
ALL MONTH - Ocean Plastics Lab
Location: National Mall
Description: The Ocean Plastics Lab is an exciting exhibition about science: It showcases the contribution of science to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. The Lab will travel to various locations worldwide, inviting the public to engage with scientific work being done right now around the world. In the context of current discussions about science in society the Lab demonstrates science’s fundamental role in tackling societal challenges and highlights that society is an integral part of science The Ocean Plastics Lab will be on display in the nation’s capital in June 2018