Celebrating World Ocean Day with Blue Marine

By Emily Dawkins

In the world of superyachts, nothing is possible without the ocean that surrounds us. Today, on World Ocean Day, we take a look at what the ocean does for us and the importance of protecting it, with thanks to Blue Marine Foundation.

It is common knowledge that superyachts aren’t much fun without water. The ocean is undoubtedly the playground that makes yachting dreams a reality. That’s why the way in which the superyacht industry grows is now more important than ever. 

Over recent years, the work from the entire industry is changing for the better, and an incredible plethora of sustainable alternatives and innovative technologies are becoming more available for the next generation of superyachts and their owners. In our upcoming documentary, Top 100: Building Green Giants (coming soon to Superyachts.com), we shine a spotlight on the industry leaders powering this positive sustainable change, and showcase their strive for a greener industry. 

Today, on World Ocean Day, we reflect on how we as an industry can continue to do better: to be able to enjoy and appreciate the incredible nature of our ocean for years to come. 

The work of Blue Marine Foundation, a charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world’s biggest environmental problems, is now more paramount than ever, and highlights how, by working together, we can help protect the ocean for our future generations. For them, ‘our vision is a healthy ocean forever, for everyone’

We take a look at Blue Marine's round up of what our incredible ocean does for us. 

A Climate Regulator

‘Each year, the ocean absorbs and locks away at least a quarter of all carbon dioxide from the atmosphere! It also captures around 90 per cent of heat that has been trapped by greenhouse gas emissions. The ocean is a climate solution.’

A Food Resource

‘Over three billion of the world’s population rely on food from the sea as their primary source of protein. Fishing is essential to the livelihoods and cultures of many coastal communities and ocean states which lack arable land to farm crops or livestock.’

A Renewable Energy Source

‘The magnificent force of the oceans could provide the largest source of renewable energy on earth. By harnessing power from the wind, waves and tides, we could supply the energy needs of today's tech-centred world - leaving fossil fuels in the past.’

A Positive Outlook

‘Studies show that humans who spend time in or around the ocean experience reduced cortisol-the stress hormone- and increases in feel-good hormones like serotonin, oxytocin and dopamine. In other words, it makes you feel good!’

Head to the Blue Marine Foundation website to find out more about what the ocean does for us, and the steps that you can take to help protect it.

By Emily Dawkins