World Ocean Network

The World Ocean Network is an association of aquariums, science centers, environmental institutions, and non-governmental organizations in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the East with a common mission to advance public understanding the oceans. WON is the Education and Outreach Program for the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands.  WON creates and promotes a variety of awareness programs for the oceans to include conferences, shared programs, information packages and youth forums, an ocean leadership institute, a sustainable fish campaign, a passport for Citizens of the Oceans, and the promotion of WORLD OCEAN DAY on June 8 each year, recognized by the United Nations as a date on which organizations and individuals around the world can express their support of the sustainable ocean through public events, beach clean-ups, festivals of the sea, and other local efforts to galvanize and focus ocean interests.