EXPLORE AND CHOOSE
BETWEEN #6 THEMES
When you sign up for Ocean Youth Summit you choose two different themes that you want to explore.
Choose one theme for day 2 of the summit and another theme for day 3. Check out the full program here.
#1 PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA?
The unseen biodiversity crisis and ways to solve it
You always hear the saying: There’s plenty of fish in the sea. But just like with dating, you’re beginning to wonder if the saying is actually true. In this theme, we’ll be working with the biodiversity crisis, the disappearance of ocean-living species and the loss of ocean habitats. We’ll also give solving this crisis a go; You’ll be engaged in discussions on and activities of habitat restoration, but not before having a proper meet ‘n’ greet with the wonderful oceanic life that we’re aiming to protect.
#2 KEEPING AARHUS ABOVE WATER
Flood Resilience Management and Urban Development
Fancy an underwater house? / Maybe an ocean view under your bed? This is the reality for the people of harbour towns such as Cabo Verde and Seychelles. Flooding is a consequence of climate change, which has very real effects on people’s homes. Using Aarhus as a case study, we would like to invite you for a workshop about developing flooding resilience methods for future urban development, that holds the potential for international application. Join us as we create solutions for mitigating the risks of living near the ocean.
#3 CONNECTING YOU AND THE OCEAN
Improving health and wellbeing
Do you want to learn how to create a meaningful connection between you and the ocean, and in turn gain a deeper appreciation for the blue world you’re a part of?
Meet and learn from people who are passionate about the ocean and manifest the blue mind in their everyday lives. Experience the power of the ocean and make it your playground.
#4 THE TASTY TREATS OF THE OCEAN
And how to find them!
Do you sometimes think about what people will eat in the future? Well, the future is now, and there are many delicious and sustainable resources in the ocean waiting to be discovered. Join us and spend the day exploring sustainable foods from the ocean that are not so fishy… We will explore the countless benefits of seaweed, where it can be found, and how it can be transformed into tasty treats.
#5 GIVING VOICE TO THE OCEAN
Through culture and creativity
The ocean needs rescuing. But waves don’t exactly speak. So how do we speak up on its behalf? Join us and spend the day exploring how to give voice to the ocean through culture and creativity. We’ll be hearing from a professor of aesthetics on the transformative potential of art, experience a performative theatre play on the ocean and its challenges, and finally, we’ll try coming up with ideas ourselves using our hands to create utopian or dystopian future ocean scenarios. Sea you there! 🌊🌊🌊
#6 THINK BUSINESS LIKE A FISH
Inspiration and tools for creating blue startups
How to create a start-up that doesn’t only make money, but actually makes a positive difference for the planet? By presenting you with successful start-up stories, ideation sprints and hands-on tools for creating a sustainable business, we will try to unravel that exact question. So if you have an entrepreneurial fire burning or maybe an upcoming business idea for saving the ocean, this theme is for you.