IOI Gallery for 2016


Ocean Governance Capacity-Building for China and the ASEAN Region  

IOI-Canada and the National Institute for South China Sea Studies Haikou, Hainan Island, PR China (January 25–31, 2016)   

IOI team, NISCSS staff and participants of 2016 at NISCSS
IOI team, NISCSS staff and participants of 2016 at NISCSS

The 1st Training Programme on  Regional Ocean Governance Framework, Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Law Of The Sea (UNCLOS) and its Related Instruments in the Southeast Asian Seas and the Indian Ocean, Phuket, Thailand

(28th February – 19th March 2016)

Participants, faculty, officials, and programme secretariat during the opening ceremony
Participants, faculty, officials, and programme secretariat during the opening ceremony

4th Training Programme on the Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea,Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan Organized by the IOI and the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan 

(7th - 18th March 2016)

 The class 2016 with the Course Director Dr Iouri Oliounine, Dr Awni Behnam, Antonella Vassallo and the organising team
The class 2016 with the Course Director Dr Iouri Oliounine, Dr Awni Behnam, Antonella Vassallo and the organising team

Meeting of the IOI Training Course Directors and IOI Training Centre Directors on the IOI Training Programmes, Geneva, Switzerland (10th -12th May 2016) 

From left: B Alipour Tehrany, IOI Lecturer; B Mao, Training Course Director, IOI China; P Leder, IOI Treasurer; A Vassallo, IOI Managing Director; A Vella, IOI Board Member; L Qin, IOI China Centre Director; E Marone, IOI Brazil; A Behnam; W Ekau, Chair, IOI Directors; A Behnam, Honorary President, IOI; M Butler, IOI Canada; M Wood, Training Course Director, IOI Thailand; A Adnan, IOI South Africa; A Gutierrez, IOI Costa Rica; M Atajanov, IOI training partner, Turkmenistan


Visit to IOI HQ by delegates from the  State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of PR China for the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding  between SOA, IOI and the University of Malta, Malta (30th May 2016)

From left to right: Dr Awni Behnam and Mr Wang Hong signing the renewal of the MOU SOA-IOI; Mr Wang Hong, Ms Vassallo and  Rector Camilleri signing the MOU between IOI, UOM and SOA


Healthy Oceans – Healthy Planet: World Oceans Day (8th June 2016)

The IOI Network celebrates globally through the activities of the IOI Centres and Focal Points


The 36th Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management held in Halifax, Canada

(18th May to 15th July 2016)

From left to right: Participants’ class of 2016 and members of IOI Canada team; The class and faculties during the field trip to the Bay of Fundy; Participants group photo - closing ceremony (photo credit by IOI Canada)


Award of the IOI Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary, 2016 and presentation of the results of the Bursary awarded in 2015 held at the International Ocean Institute HQ (13th October 2016)

Present at IOI HQ were (L-R) Prof Louis Cassar, Director, Institute of Earth Systems; Prof Joseph M. Cacciottolo, Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs, University of Malta; Antonella Vassallo, Managing Director, IOI; Stefano Moncada; Kristina Edwards, Bursary awardee 2015-16; and Ben Rizzo, IOI.


4th IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Organised by IOI-China with the support of the State Oceanic Administration of China (SOA) in Tianjin, PR China (22 August - 18 September 2016)

Opening ceremony for the Training Course on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region in Tianjin, PR China
Opening ceremony for the Training Course on Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region in Tianjin, PR China