A report on the operations of the World Maritime University in 2016.
UN SDG 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
UN SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
UN SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
UN SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
UN SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
UN SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
The World Ocean Day takes place every year on 8 June. Annually, Japan celebrates Marine Day on the third Monday in July which falls on 17 July this year. It is a national holiday and a day when the Japanese people, especially young people and children, give thanks to the ocean’s bounty, renew the bonds between Japanese people and consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation. WMU joins the Japanese people in celebrating Marine Day.
Today, at a time when the 71st Session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee is in session, the World Maritime University (WMU) and The Nippon Foundation announced to operationalize the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Ocean Institute).
The Board of Governors of WMU at its 35th Session (31 May to 1 June 2017) approved the setting up of the Ocean Institute within the framework of WMU and authorized the signing of the Arrangement with The Nippon Foundation.