Barcelona, ​​capital of the oceans

Barcelona will host the world summit of the decade of the oceans, within the “Decade of the Oceans” program of the United Nations from April 8 to 12.

Ocean Decade Conference

The conference will be held from April 8 to 12. It will be a scientific congress with a high institutional level and with the participation of all state administrations and key agents in the scientific and social fields. UNESCO has awarded the organization to the city of Barcelona and the City Council has appointed the FBCN as organiser.

April 8 and 9 in various parts of the city

Satellite events

This is a program of parallel activities to the official conference organized by institutions, NGOs, companies and associations. They are open to the public!


April 9

Conservation and protection of the oceans. A shared responsibility

Through two panel discussions with experts and change agents to explore innovative and collaborative solutions to address the critical challenges facing our oceans.

Organized by: Fundació Barcelona Capital Nàutica (FBCN) and Barcelona Global (BG)
Place: Espai Mestral, Olympic Port of Barcelona
Date: April 9 from 4pm to 6.30pm

“We talk about the sea to talk about us”

The exhibition you can’t miss!

This is an exhibition that uses the sea as a pretext to talk about the culture of the sea, its tradition, water sports, technology and innovation, sustainability and the America’s Cup and its legacy. The exhibition seeks to position Catalonia as a nautical reference at national and international level and bring the sea closer to the citizens of Catalonia.

You can see it from April 6 to 12 at Port Olímpic. Free access!


The winning sea photographs

We already have the winners of the international photography competition organized with Agora Awards under the motto “A sea open to everyone”.

And from April 5 to 25 you will be able to see the winning photographs of the 1st international prize and the 1st Catalan prize, as well as a selection of the finalists in the Can Serra Diputació exhibition hall.

From April 5 to 25 in Can Serra Diputació. Free access!

Family show

SalvaMars Cirkus

SalvaMars Cirkus is a theatrical show for all audiences that shows life at sea and its threats in a comical way, gestural theatre, imagination and surrealism. With a spectacular marine circus tent as scenery and accompanied, on the one hand, by an original soundtrack of classical music, a couple of clowns make us think in a fun way about the problems generated in the sea by plastics, industrialization and climate change.

Sunday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m. at Port Olímpic in Barcelona. Free access!

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