Bring the ocean into your meetings

Our beautiful ocean and the life that lives there, are at risk and we need to remind ourselves that they need looking after. To show your friends colleagues that you support the ocean, we’ve created some background downloads you can use in your video meetings. There are also instructions on how to use them in Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

Big Blue Future background downloads

Just click on the images to open them full size, then right click to save them. Pick your favourite from 6 scenes:

Zoom Background CodChef sprinkling salt on salmon, with MSC logo and World Ocean Day message
Diver with clipboard in front of coral, with MSC logo and World Ocean Day messageLarge fishing vessel on water facing camera at sunset, with MSC logo and World Ocean Day message
Three fishers on side of boat with large net, with MSC logo and World Ocean Day messagePole and line fishers standing and casting lines off back of boat, with MSC logo and World Ocean Day message

 

How to use your own backgrounds in Zoom

  1. Download your favourite backgrounds above to your computer.
  2. Open Zoom and enter “Settings”.
  3. In the section “Virtual Background”, click the ‘+’ icon and select your favorite background stored on your computer. Important: Don’t forget to uncheck “Mirror my video” or you’ll view everything the wrong way round.
  4. You’re now ready to use it on your next video call!

 

How to use your own backgrounds in Teams (PC)

  1. Download your favourite backgrounds above to your computer. 
  2. In Teams, right click on the camera icon and go to Background filters. 
  3. Select 'Add new' and upload.   

How to use your own backgrounds in Teams (Mac)

  1. Download your favourite backgrounds above to your computer. 
  2. Locate the “Go“ dropdown menu at the top of your desktop and open “Go to folder...“. 
  3. Then paste in the following text:                                                                 ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/Backgrounds/Uploads
  4. Copy the backgrounds you downloaded into the folder that opens up.
  5. Quit TEAMS and open it again
  6. You’ll your ocean images in the background effects (found in the ‘3 dots’ icon on your Teams control bar

 

Large, rolling ocean wave

World Ocean Day

Choosing seafood with the blue MSC label is just one way for everyone to make a statement this World Ocean Day. Find out what we're up to and what you can do for the future of the ocean.

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