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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER OF THE W2O
 


INTERNATIONAL MARITIME
FILM FESTIVAL


In partnership with Main Street Bucksport we are pleased to announce the winners and lineup for this year's International Maritime Film Festival. Now in its 5th year, the festival is going online in 2020, available to viewers all over the world! Five films were chosen for this year's festival: September 18th-27th. For $10 you will have an unlimited 7-day pass to view two feature length and three short films—five family-friendly maritime films worth watching. There's no better time for some new content to come along. Don't miss it!

Tickets are on sale now at:

maritimefilmfestival.com and
vimeo.com/ondemand/imff

A special thanks to this year's sponsors:



World Ocean Radio

WORLD OCEAN RADIO
IN AUGUST

Quest for Equity on the Ocean
Can equity be equally and inclusively shared
in order to have security and peace for all?
Part two of the BLUEprint series
August 25
Security and Peace on the Ocean
Part one of a multi-part series entitled "BLUEprint:
How the Ocean Will Save Civilization"
August 17
Certify Water
Calculating the cost of the most important
and valuable resource on earth
August 11
Slavery: Heritage & Identity Series
Five-part series in one 25-minute episode
August 7




DR. BILIANA CICIN-SAIN
VISIONARY LEADER


It is with great sadness that we inform our readers of the passing of Dr. Biliana Cicin-Sain. Biliana was a leader in the field of integrated coastal and ocean governance, and forged international collaborations among various sectors of the ocean community to advance the global oceans agenda. She was a passionate leader in promoting the role of oceans in climate change mitigation and adaptation through multi-stakeholder initiatives. She served as organizer, co-chair and head of secretariat of the Global Ocean Forum, initially mobilized in 2001 to place issues related to ocean, coasts and island states on the agenda of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, and to agree on a detailed set of global ocean targets and timelines. We at the W2O miss her especially: not only was she as informed on international ocean policy as anyone on earth, she was generous with her friendship, time and talents as the W2O was getting off the ground in the mid 2000s. Biliana's family has created a website where you can express your thoughts and wishes.
 


WORLD OCEAN JOURNAL
VOLUME 7: SOLUTIONS


Our annual digital magazine returns later this year with Volume 7 focusing on solutions by emerging ocean leaders. The Biomimicry Institute will be a significant contributor to this issue, featuring their annual Design Competition and highlighting many of the selected innovations related directly or indirectly to the ocean. We will also welcome work and innovations by Hacking4Oceans, young people building transformative solutions for today’s problems. This is real, grassroots exploratory work, and we are excited to compile individual projects and groups working on practical solutions into one innovative and surprising collection. World Ocean Journal is designed to create thought-provoking content that we hope will fascinate, inspire, and be of use for educators, students, policy makers and Citizens of the Ocean everywhere.
 


A 21ST CENTURY APP FOR AN
ANCIENT SUB-ARCTIC FARMING LANDSCAPE


In partnership with the Arctic Futures Institute (AFI) we have launched a beta version of the Kujataa app in support of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Southern Greenland—a smartphone app for the interpretation of the astonishing historical landscape and artifacts located in Kujataa. This app is a much-needed tool for tourism in 2021, affording visitors with a mobile device the opportunity to learn about the various heritage sites in a harsh landscape that is unforgiving to on-site interpretative signage and informational displays. While still in beta, we will have the app available for the 2021 tourism season in Greenland. AFI is a joint initiative of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law of the University of Maine School of Law, the Climate Change Institute of the University of Maine, and the World Ocean Observatory. The three founding AFI institutions offer a unique combination of science, law, policy and outreach based in Maine. The Kujataa project is funded by The Oak Foundation.

 
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