For more than four decades, between the year of 1970 to 2013, the IOI organised its flagship Pacem in Maribus (PIM) Conferences as a forum where the challenges of ocean space can be considered in their interconnectedness. 34 such conferences have been held around the globe since, and they have become respected as important events in understanding threats to the world's oceans as well as the potential of ocean resources to sustain humankind.
The conferences have focused on international ocean affairs with topics ranging from arms control, and monitoring and surveillance in the oceans to management and conservation of marine resources; the feasibility of common shipping lines or on ocean development tax; and more recently on emerging issues and challenges presented by climate change, coastal cities and ocean related hazards. The PIM conferences have contributed to the development and formation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and to policy and science debates on ocean issues since their inception.
Past Conferences: (1970-2013)