EarthEcho International at Our Ocean Greece

EarthEcho International looks forward to joining the global ocean conservation community to elevate the critical importance of youth leadership in efforts to advance ambitious ocean protection and restoration during the 2024 Our Ocean Conference in Athens, Greece from April 15-17, 2024. EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council members Mehak Arora and Camila Rimoldi Ibañez, as well as EarthEcho’s Director of Youth Engagement Sean Russell, will represent our team at the Conference, alongside several members of our global GenSea youth community. The Our Ocean Conference represents a critical moment to secure meaningful commitments to address the challenges facing our ocean planet, while centering youth voices at the forefront of this work.

Interested in connecting with our team on the ground in Athens to learn more about our work and explore collaboration opportunities? Contact Sean Russell at or follow along on social media @EarthEcho for live updates throughout the week.

Throughout our time in Athens, we are honored to join partners for a series of events focused on advancing the 30x30 ocean goal, ratification of the High Seas Treaty, and the role of intergenerational collaboration in building momentum for ambitious ocean action. Please consider joining us at the following sessions (all times in EEST):

April 15 from 10:00am-10:50am - Ocean Allies: Shaping Our Future Together (Multifunctional Room 1) - Discover challenges, priorities, and actionable strategies, for a united ocean agenda leading up to key international meetings and the UN Ocean Conference. Featuring EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council alum, Elizabeth Sherr.

April 16 from 1:30pm-2:50pm (Lighthouse Room) - High Ambition and Partnerships for the High Seas Featuring EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council member, Mehak Arora

April 17 at 9:00am-10:00am - Achieving 30x30 in the Ocean: Recognizing Local and National Actions and Announcing the 2024 Blue Park Awards. (Book Castle) Featuring EarthEcho Youth Leadership Council member, Camila Rimoldi Ibañez