Voice for the Ocean

Voice for the Ocean is a European citizen consultation launched by Surfrider in prevision of the 2019 parliamentary elections. This consultation aims at integrating ocean-related issues in the political agenda of the future European deputies.

The expected result is that most of the political candidates take the “priorities” expressed during the consultation in consideration and integrate them into their campaign programme. Voice for the Ocean is a campaign organized in two phases:

- Until the end of 2018, Surfrider Foundation Europe calls on the European citizens and civil society players committed to the protection of oceans to participate in a broad digital consultation around 8 ocean-related issues. Alongside this consultation, Surfrider Foundation Europe also organizes a tour in 5 European countries, in cooperation with various local institutional players.

- From January 2019, Surfrider Foundation Europe is committed to present publicly the results of the questionnaire and to communicate the different priorities mentioned by the citizens to the European election candidates. Make your voice heard for the oceans: http://en.vfto.surfrider.eu/

Why take part?

Voice your opinion on protecting the ocean  :

Exercise your right to influence ocean policy at the European level. Every voice counts! Voice for the Ocean allows everyone to express him/herself for the ocean about their views on the political measures to be adopted at the European level. Let's make our voice heard!

Position ocean conservative at the heart of the political debate:

2019 will be a crucial year for the future of the ocean. With Voice for the Ocean, Surfrider will act as a speaker box for citizens’ concerns at the 2019 European elections and challenge public officials to improve environmental regulations.

Develop a deeper understanding of ocean-related issues:

Voice For The Ocean explains complex environmental issues by communicating vital information in an accessible way with educational tools catered to the individual.