Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture Series

The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture Series commemorates and celebrates the life and work of the founder of the IOI and its interdisciplinary training programmes. This public lecture series was launched in 2005 to mark the 25th anniversary of the IOI Training Programme in Halifax, Canada. The objective is to further encourage the debate on oceans issues by inviting internationally renowned speakers to discuss important and timely ocean-related topics. This lecture series aims to generate awareness among stakeholders, academics, students and the general public about important ocean issues. IOI Canada organizes these annual lectures also as part of a series of events to mark World Ocean Day on the 8th of June each year.


Previous distinguished speakers in this series:

  • 2013: Nikolaus Gelpke, President of the Ocean Science Research Foundation (OSRF), President of IOI, founder & Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning mare, publisher of mareverlag, and Managing Director of maribus gGmbH. A video of his lecture on Communicating the Oceans is available by e-mailing IOI-Canada.
  • 2014: Dr Susan D. Shaw, President & Founder, Marine Environmental Research Institute, Blue Hill, Maine and Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences, State University of New York, Albany. Dr Shaw spoke on Reckless Endangerment: The Gulf Oil Spill Revisited -- And Why Canada Should Pay Attention. For a copy of her speech, please e-mail IOI-Canada.

More information on the event may be obtained from the dedicated page at IOI Canada here.