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Celebrating World Ocean Day in the wider Lagos area, Nigeria

Never shy to face any type of challenge, the Mundus maris group in Lagos led by Prof. Stella Williams and Ayojesutomi Abiodun-Solanke welcomed their online guests in zoomlandia - weathering the pouring rain and the continuing pandemic. Members and friends made their appearance and contributed to the programme with their presentations, remarks, questions and answers. The programme was scheduled like this:

1. Welcome Address by Dr Lydia Adeleke, Mundus maris, Akure, Ondo State

2. Opening Remarks by:

a. Dr. Cornelia Nauen, President, Mundus maris asbl (Germany);

b. Dr. Maria del Carmen Patricia Morales, Vice President of Mundus maris asbl (Leuven, Belgium)

c. Dr. Marcelo Morales Yokobori, Vice President, Latin America (Argentina)

3. Why does Mundus maris celebrate World Ocean Day by Mrs Elizabeth Mangai, Lecturer, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos

4. 2021 UN Theme for World Ocean Day is "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods".

  1. Dr Mercy Adeogun, Head of Department, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island, Lagos, speaking on extension work

  2. Dr Kafayat Fakoya, Lecturer, Lagos State University, speaking on small-scale fisheries

  3. Dr Ebinimi Ansa, Researcher, Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research, Aluu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State speaking on Oceanography and Aquaculture

5. Video on the small-scale fisheries academy in Yoff, Senegal, by Maria Fernanda Arraes Treffner for Mundus maris

6. Video by Lagos State University Team titled: Aje Olokun (Ocean Wealth) submitted to Mundus maris Awards 2021 and winning a Turtle Prize:

Akanbi Adeyemi (Age – 21);
OgundimuFatimoh (19);
Nkwor Precious (21);
AdenekanObadare (20);
Adigun Mercy (20) and
Olamide Agbe-Davie (19);
Coach/Coordinating Lecturer is Dr. Hammed M. A

7. Presentation of submissions to Mundus maris Awards 2021 by Prof Stella Williams, Vice President, Mundus maris asbl, titled: Connect with Mundus maris and peer into the work of the International Jury for World Ocean Day - with special congrats to the winning participants from Nigeria.

8. Q&A and Vote of Thanks by Ayojesutomi Abiodun-Solanke, Lecturer, Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos

The event was streamed on YouTube.