Today is World Oceans Day. We thought it might be insightful to take a look at our world-map of ideas to see if there are ideas related to our oceans.

So far, young children in 15 countries have uploaded ideas related to this topic. Including the Underwater Garbage Machine, invented by Nina (6) in Canada, the Ocean Litter Collector by Jovans (7) in Ecuador, and the Plastic Shredder invented by Rylie (9) in USA.

Sadly, young children need to think about this. Yet the positive message here is that there’s a new generation awakening, ready and engaged to deal with these severe problems, created by the generations preceding them. We hope to bring them the creative confidence needed to believe that their ideas matter, that their ideas can make a difference. This is how we hope to inspire new generations of creative young people, confident to bring their ideas to life.

💡 About MyMachine DreamsDrop: a world map of ideas

MyMachine DreamsDrop invites everybody to upload their dream machine to the worldmap. Take a look and find thousands and thousands of ideas from all continents. And more importantly: What Is Your Dream Machine? We invite you to upload it to our world map!

🌏 About World Oceans Day

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity. Even though all its benefits, the ocean is now in need of support.

With 90% of big fish populations depleted, and 50% of coral reefs destroyed, we are taking more from the ocean than can be replenished. To protect and preserve the ocean and all it sustains, we must create a new balance, rooted in true understanding of the ocean and how humanity relates to it. We must build a connection to the ocean that is inclusive, innovative, and informed by lessons from the past.

“The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods” is the theme for World Oceans Day 2021, as well as a declaration of intentions that launches a decade of challenges to get the Sustainable Development Goal 14, “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”, by 2030.

Read more about this on the official UN World Oceans Day website.