A number of Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport students, from different Arab states, such as Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Mauritania, sent a creative video message to the UN Ocean Conference, which will put the issue of oceans pollution at the top of the international agenda when it convenes in Lisbon from 27 June to 1 July.
In the video, the arms of students could be seen moving in sharp patterns with flags, encoding an urgent message to the world.
The theme of their video is "Save Our Oceans", and it focused on mobilizing and unifying the world's efforts to support the sustainable management of the world's oceans by fostering a global movement of citizens to protect ocean resources and the marine environment.
This is an urgent call to action, according to the Naval Academy students.
Commenting on the video, Dr. Kareem Mahmoud Tonbol, an Associate Professor of Physical Oceanography and Climatology and Vice Dean for Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research indicated that the hundreds of students, who contributed to the video below, were motivated to send their nautical SOS, out of concern for humanity’s future.
“Oceans are the heart and lungs of our planet, supplying most of the oxygen we breathe,” he pointed out. “They are also a vital element of the ecosystem and a key source of food and medicine.”
“Our message is to mobilize and unify the world's efforts to support the sustainable management of the world's oceans by fostering a global movement of citizens to protect ocean resources and the marine environment,” Dr. Tonbol noted.
Watch the video below: