World Oceans Day Newsroom

John Coster & Gerhard Haas hosted a 10 hour newsroom on Monday 8th June to mark World Oceans Day 2020.

Our conversations were ‘live’ between 10am-8pm GMT on the Documentary Media Centre Facebook Page and twitter feed @DocMediaCentre

World Oceans Day 2020 Resources


The Silent World – Jacques Cousteau (1956) Winner Best Documentary Feature 1956 Academy Awards


The End Of The Line: Where Have All The Fish Gone – A Film By Robert Murray (2009)


An Inconvenient Truth (2006) and An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power (2017)



Mission Blue (Trailer) 1hr 34 mins (2014) Netflix



A Plastic Ocean (Trailer) 1 hr 40 mins (2016) Netflix



The Deep Dozen by Chris Gunn (You Tube Channel)


Black Coral – New Zealand Oceanagraphic Survey 1986 – John Coster, Operation Raleigh Phase 8A



National Geographic magazines: issues covering the oceans and the challenges faced in 2020.

Issue: 06.2018 Planet or Plastic?


Issue 04.2007 Saving the Sea’s Bounty


Issue 10.2010 Special Report – The Spill

Photos You Haven’t Seen / Stories You Haven’t Heard


Issue 08.2009 Vanishing Venice


Issue 11.2019 Women – A Century of Change

Dr Sylvia Earle – Oceanographer & National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence



@WorldOceansDay #WorldOceansDay


@Oceana #StandForOceans




Podcasts by Gerhard Haas, Plastic Activist at the Environmental Newsroom



New Media:

SDG14 Life Below Water

Covid-19’s Plastic Waste Problem

Mission Blue – Hope Spots



10 Hour World Oceans Day Newsroom – Issue Experts

Julian Cribb – Science author with a focus on major existential challenges for humanity: food security, climate, extinction and the poisoning of the Planet.



Kavita Ashok – Environmentalist / President of Tree For Life NGO



Pallavi Priya – Founder at Cause for Celebration / Also Eco Friendly World

Twitter @CauseforCeleb @EcoFrndlyWorld


Alexandra Knight – Climate Change Cinema and TV Global Advert (CIC)

Twitter @Plastic_Ad – a petition to create a #climatechange advert to show globally in the media

Instagram @GlobalClimateChangeAdvert



Paul Dawson – Making videos and sharing news about the climate crisis

Twitter @PaulEDawson


Sarah Goody – Vegan Teen Climate Activist

Twitter @SarahGoody4


Ocean Voyages Institute – Project Kaisei

SV Kwai is currently on a voyage to pull ghost nets from the North Pacific gyre chartered by the Ocean Voyages Institute. Please click through to their Facebook Page to donate and support their work in 2020.




Thomas Bowers, Researcher – Wreck Salvage & Reef Destruction

The world’s biggest grave robbery: Asia’s disappearing WW2 wrecks:  By Oliver Holmes, Monica Ulmanu and Simon Roberts Fri 3 Nov 2017 WWII shipwrecks sold as scrap in Indonesia – Al Jazeera – 23rd November 2016 AP Archive 2010 – Shows that those salvaging these wrecks are desperate Chinese Salvage Company website

Gerhard’s website:

2 thoughts on “World Oceans Day Newsroom

  1. Great resources, useful tools and insightful links. Real engaging conversations with global activists…. real doers!


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