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The 2016 Training Programme on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics is scheduled to be held in Pontal do Sul, PR-Brazil from the 21st November to the 9th December 2016.
The 8th June has been designated as World Oceans Day (WOD) by the United Nations following paragraph 171 of its resolution 63/111 on Oceans and the Law of the Sea. The theme of World Oceans Day is selected on an annual basis to reflect an issue of importance. This years theme was "Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet".
On the 8th June of each year, the IOI joins the rest of the maritime world in celebrating World Oceans Day. The global IOI network of Centres and Focal points respond enthusiastically each year to the invitation to commemorate this day by organising and celebrating a diverse range of scientific, social and cultural activities.
As we individually or collectively celebrate World Oceans Day, all our activities are inspired by what Elisabeth Mann Borgese wrote:
“The ocean is the real thing, covering almost three-quarters of the surface of our blue planet; the continents are islands floating on the world ocean; the ocean links and unites the continents, rather than separating them and isolating them. The world ocean is our common heritage”.
(Mann Borgese, E: The Oceanic Circle: Governing the Seas as a Global Resource; United Nations University Press; pub 1998; 346pp; ISBN-13: 978-92-808-1028-8)
To see how World Oceans Day was celebrated by the IOI network worldwide kindly click on the IOInforma News Bulletin series (08/16) in the Archives section (Documents & Publications); reports of the WOD events held each year are included. Various photos can be seen in the Gallery 2016 section.
Please visit the website www.oceanmooc.org: