World Ocean Day 2021


Maritime UK are proud to be supporting World Ocean Day - "Uniting Ocean Action Worldwide on 8 June" every year.

We are celebrating marine science careers by creating new resources exploring different careers within the field of marine science. We will be releasing a series of short video case study interviews with people who work for the National Oceanography Centre, either based in their Southampton or Liverpool sites.

'In conversation with' videos with NOC team members talking about their job roles and career pathways. 

In addition, one of our career campaign partners, the University of Plymouth, are hosting several short talks on World Ocean Day from across business, arts, law, science, and engineering. They are aimed at A level students primarily, but GCSE students are also welcome to attend, as are career professionals who could use the sessions as a CPD opportunity to update their marine science study routes and careers knowledge.

We also have a range of maritime careers resources supporting World Ocean Day and an interest in conservation / climate change. 

'Virtual lessons'

Short virtual tours

Short videos exploring maritime sites and vessels:

In particular 

  • RRS James CookExplore one of the world’s most advanced research vessels from the bridge to the engine room. Head out on to the deck and take in the virtual sea air, and then crawl into one of the lifeboats. And along the way you can find out about the labs and equipment on board that enable marine scientists to study and measure the ocean in some of the most remote and challenging environments on the planet.

Partner events