Ocean Summit: Future of the Oceans

29 June 2018

Final International Ocean Summit of a series that are organised world wide at the stopovers of the Volvo Ocean Race. The final leg will bring the particiapting sailing teams to the village in the The Hague, the Netherlands, where the future challenges of oceans will be discussed at the closing summit on 29 - 30 June.

Date: 29 & 30 June
Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
Organiser: Municipality The Hague, Topsector Water and Volvo ocean race

After a journey of 45,000 nautical miles the Volvo Ocean Race will finish in The Hague, the Netherlands, at the end of June. For nine days the special village will host several events on this final location, including the arrival of the saili boats from Gothenburg and a sail by.

Also part of the programme is the closing Ocean Summit on the future and power of our ocean. The future of the ocean lays in our hands.

Clean sea campaign
The organisation of the world race, that started in Alicante, Spain on 22 October last year, supports the Clean-sea campaign of the United Nations.

One of the participating teams is named “Turn the tide on plastic’ and amplifies this campaign throughout the race.

During the world race, a series of International Ocean Summits are held at all locations on topics as climate change, pollution, innovations and cleaning technologies are discussed.

In cooperation with Topsector Water and the municipality of The Hague the organisation of the Volvo Ocean Race Finish will hold a concluding summit on the future of the ocean on 28 - 29 June.

Invitation to discuss ocean issue
During this two days Dutch congress,there are big challenges, that we would like to discuss with you.

We still find new ways to use our oceans such as; the generation of energy due to ocean flow, the cultivation of crops on the seabed, the acquisition of raw materials, the fishing industry; We expand and innovate.

The conference will look for answers to questions like:
• how can we, by 2050, make sustainable use of our oceans and achieve global welfare at the same time?
• how do we combine technology and sustainable use of the oceans, in relation to food, raw materials and energy?
• will the ocean contribute to reducing the impact of climate change?
• what international treaties do we need to keep the oceans healthy?
• what are the consequences of life on the ocean?

More information
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Ocean Summit: Future of the Oceans