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Make Europe Blue Campaign

Fact of the week!

Did you know that 80% of marine plastic waste comes from land? 

 

You may already know that “about 97% of Earth's water is in the ocean”. But did you know that “a protein found in a jellyfish has contributed to cancer research” or that “cigarette butts are one of the top items found in beach clean-ups”?

Finding out these curious, fascinating and sometimes alarming facts can help us understand how we humans are linked to the ocean and its wellbeing. Find out more facts HERE!

Will you help us Make Europe Blue?

A multitude of threats including climate change, overfishing and pollution is putting our ocean at risk, and changing course requires us to work together.

The Make Europe Blue campaign is calling on you - citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, celebrities, educators - to make a pledge to help the ocean. Your pledge is a personal promise or action that will keep our ocean healthy. “Every action – even the smallest one - brings change to our ocean”

Joining is easy

  • Get inspired by our Ocean facts
  • Check out potential ideas for pledges and submit your pledge HERE
  • Share it with others using the #MakeEUBlue hashtag.

Inspire others

Every action creates a new drop of blue on our European canvas. The more we do, the bluer Europe becomes.

Invite others to hop aboard: your friends, family, business partners, competitors, your preferred celebrity or influencer. Tag them on social media and challenge them to make Europe Blue! 

Together – across borders, age groups, and cultures - we can take care of our shared ocean. We can make a difference, one pledge at a time.

 

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Did You Know That... Exciting facts about the ocean!

Our Blue Planet is a marvellous place: a source of life, home to incredible wildlife and complex ecosystems.

So much of what is magical about the ocean is hidden under the surface of the water. In fact, we know more about than surface of the moon than the deep sea. We have a lot to learn.

The more we know about the Ocean, the better we can act to ensure its wellbeing.

So let’s dive in with a few facts that may surprise you!

 

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Your action matters! Make your pledge!

The Make Europe Blue campaign calls on citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, and celebrities to commit to an action that can benefit the ocean.

A pledge is an an action you take to protect the Ocean. No matter where you live, what you do or the size of your contribution, we can all act together for a healthy ocean in Europe and beyond.

Any type of pledge that serves our ocean will be accepted, so use your imagination, get creative and - together - we will make this happen.

 

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Our Featured Pledges about the Ocean

Everybody can make a difference for our Blue Planet. Get inspired by the pledges of journalists, educators, policy-makers, activists and organisations engaged in ocean protection.

Every action counts!

 
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Build a Hydrothermal Vent - I Dive at Home / Constrói uma Fonte Hidrotermal - Eu Mergulho Em Casa

Learning and DIY activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Hands down! - I Dive at Home

Learning and DIY activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Coral Garden - I Dive at Home

Learning and DIY activity

Last update: 22/05/21

The Fate Changer App

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Which Deep Sea Creature are you?

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Spectacular! Colouring pages. A Blackmouth Catshark at the Mingulay Reef Complex, Scotland

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Spectacular! Colouring pages. A Deep-Sea Skate and Octopus on the Hebrides Terrace Seamount, Scotland

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

Spectacular! Colouring pages. A Redfish at the LoVe Observatory, Norway

Learning activity

Last update: 22/05/21

How to Choose Sustainable Seafood Products with the Mr.Goodfish Programme

Conservation action (beach cleanup, citizen science...)

Last update: 12/05/21

MakeEuBlue campaign data

Last update: 10/05/21

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Map of pledges
Latest pledges submitted
I promise to include basic ocean lessons in the classroom.
Anica-Maria Tanase
Affilation:
Liceul Teoretic Mircea Eliade Galați
City/Country: Galati, Romania
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean

See the pledge page here.

I pledge to reduce my use of single-use plastics, for a healthy and clean ocean.
Dirk Beckers
Affilation:
CINEA
City/Country: Brussels, Belgium
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

EMODnet Seabed Habitats will continue to improve & expand the coverage of the broadscale seabed habitat map for Europe, EUSeaMap, which serves as a base map for national, regional & global assessments
Helen Lillis
Affilation:
European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) - Seabed Habitats
City/Country: Brussels, Belgium
Theme(s): Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

EMODnet pledges to increase citizen engagement, to ingest citizen science data and to simplify the user experience for all through centralisation of EMODnet’s trusted EU services for marine knowledge.
Kate Larkin
Affilation:
European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) Secretariat
City/Country: Oostende, Belgium
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

I pledge that I will reduce all rubbish from the ocean and seas as soon as possible with my shark waste detector, preventing further pollution in the coastal and marine environment.
Milena Radjenovic
Affilation:
Smart Shark Robotics
City/Country: Budva, Montenegro
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

The ocean regulate The climate and give us oxigen, food and medicine, are home to billions of living things, a spurce of life for many millions of People.
Popescu Nina Iuliana
Affilation:
Scoala Gimnaziala nr.8 Constanța
City/Country: Constanța , Romania
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

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OPRIȘAN VIOLETA
Affilation:
Școala Gimnazială nr 8
City/Country: Constanța, Romania
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

The ocean regulate The climate and give us oxigen, food and medicine, are home to billions of living things, a spurce of life for many millions of People are mens of transportator, a also a vacation.
Popescu Nina Iuliana
Affilation:
Scoala Gimnaziala nr.8 Constanța
City/Country: Constanța , Romania
Theme(s): Ocean and climate, Food from the Ocean, Healthy and Clean ocean

See the pledge page here.

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