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SPECIAL SEMINAR ON OCEAN DIPLOMACY

 

DURING THE IOI TRAINING PROGRAMME ON REGIONAL OCEAN GOVERNANCE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN, BLACK, BALTIC AND CASPIAN SEAS - Malta, 1st  December 2017

 

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On Friday 1st of December, the Special seminar on Ocean Diplomacy: “fostering a cadre of ocean literate policy and decision-makers in ocean governance to achieve the SDGs and sustainable ocean governance globally” was held at Dar l-Ewropa in Valletta, under the auspices of the European Commission representation in Malta.

 

Dr Awni Behnam and Dr Elena Grech (Head; European Commission Representation in Malta) delivered the opening remarks and set the stage for the speakers that followed: Ambassador K.G. Anthony Hill (Former Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations and Specialized Agencies, Geneva, Rome and Vienna), Mr John Brincat (International Relations Officer, European Commission DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries; B-1 International Affairs, Law of the Sea and Regional Fisheries Organisations, Brussels), Prof Simone Borg (Ambassador for Malta on Climate Action and Ocean Governance),  Mr David Vivas-Eugui (Legal Officer, at the Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, DITC at UNCTAD, Geneva) and Mr Ranier Fsadni (Assistant Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Malta, Advisor, and former director at the European Commission-League of Arab States Liaison Office).

 

The seminar drew to a close with the presentation of a statement from Egle Baltranaite, representative of the class of 2017 of the IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas; Malta:

 

Egle Baltranaite. Photo credit: F. Trinquand
Egle Baltranaite. Photo credit: F. Trinquand

“It is our honour and a privilege to take part in the 13th annual Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian seas and today's special seminar on Ocean Diplomacy in particular.

Ocean Governance, Diplomacy and Literacy are essential in reaching the sustainable development goals, especially the 14th goal that is a number one to the most of us in this room. Ocean governance is the process led by humans with an aim to establish our legal and moral relationship with the wellbeing of the ocean, its services and its resources.

(…)

Just yesterday we emphasized in our class that every single species are essential to maintaining of biodiversity, so are our individual choices – they shape the ocean‘s tomorrow.

Today we can all agree with the Elisabeth Mann-Borgese, the Mother of the Ocean and founder of IOI “A glass is half full” and we are here to keep filling it and do our part to reach “The Ocean we need for the future we want” (IOC).

As her Excellency Ambassador Borg emphasized, “it takes time to make history” – we are grateful to be with the people that are making it.”

 

Message of Class of 2017, presented by E. Baltranaite


The 2017 EMB Bursary is awarded to Ms. Therese Ellul to carry out research titled "The ecology of potentially invasive alien macroalgae in Maltese waters” The award ceremony for this year’s Bursary was held on 18 October at the offices of the IOI Headquarters on Campus. Present at the Ceremony were Pro-Rector Professor Joseph Cacciattolo, Professor Louis Cassar, Professor Joseph Borg, Professor Patrick J Schembri, Dr Julian Evans, Ms Antonella Vassallo (IOI Managing Director), Ms Therese Ellul, current EMB Bursary award winner, and Dr Stefano Moncada.

  

Information about the 2017/2018 EMB Bursary awardee is available on the University of Malta website.


L-R: Wayan Gendo Suardana (Indonesia), Werner Ekau (IOI Germany) and Silke Behl (MARE-Radio). Photo credit: W. Ekau
L-R: Wayan Gendo Suardana (Indonesia), Werner Ekau (IOI Germany) and Silke Behl (MARE-Radio). Photo credit: W. Ekau
  • IOI GERMANY DIRECTOR DR. WERNER EKAU PARTICIPATED IN THE DISCUSSION ON THE BENOA BAY PROJECT, BALI, DURING PASAR (HAMBURG-GERMANY, 9th to 10th September)

 “Pasar” an Indonesian culture forum for Germany was designed not only to provide cultural demonstrations like music, arts, fashion and dance, but also was the venue for some interesting discussions and dialogues on current ecological, economic and cultural issues in Indonesia. Special attention was drawn to the tourism development plans in the Benoa Bay on Bali.

 

 

Under the moderation of Dr. Silke Behl, responsible for MARE-Radio in Germany, Dr. Werner Ekau in his function as marine scientist and Director of IOI Germany, and Wayan Gendo Suardana, activist from Bali, discussed on the ecological, economic and cultural impacts of the Benoa Bay reclamation plan. Besides the enormous loss in ecological functions (loss of fisheries catch, loss of nursery grounds for fish and shrimps, pollution of and loss of the function of mangroves as filters, buffers for river run-off and flood protection), the loss of cultural heritage is also significant with more than 40 cultural places around the bay facing destruction. Over the last five years local grassroots activists Gendo Suardana and his group are opposing this project planned in a former nature reserve over such issues as loss of habitat and environmental services and the 2013 suspension of the Indonesian 2005 Marine Spatial Planning Act. The presentation and subsequent moderated public discussion between Werner Ekau and Wayan Gendo Suardana, transmitted over MARE-Radio in Germany was one of the first actions on international ground and an attempt to seek for greater support.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The 2017 Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas held in Malta will be held from the 5th November to the 8th December 2017.

 

In order to obtain an application form kindly click here.

 

The official application deadline is the 2nd September 2017.


Opening of the training in the presence of M. Atanajov, Chairman of the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan; A. Vassallo (IOI HQ)
Opening of the training in the presence of M. Atanajov, Chairman of the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan; A. Vassallo (IOI HQ)
  • TRAINING ON MARITIME SPATIAL PLANNING FOR THE  CASPIAN SEA ~ Blue Planning in Practice ~ Ecosystem-based Marine and Coastal Planning and Management (Organised jointly by the IOI, the state Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan, and the Blue Solutions Initiative), Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 17th to 21st July 2017

A specially commissioned course on Maritime Spatial Planning for the Caspian Sea was successfully offered over five days in July 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. The International Ocean Institute, on the invitation of the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan created, in partnership with the Blue Solutions Initiative, a specialised programme to provide practitioners in the field with knowledge and skills for implementing Maritime and Coastal Spatial Planning in the Caspian Sea.

 

The training programme was attended by 23 mid-career participants with diverse professional backgrounds, ranging from economics, legal affairs, engineering, hydrology, tourism, ecology, and logistics. The specially selected trainer team provided a good combination of ample experience and knowledge on Marine Spatial Planning as well as participatory training methods.

 

The programme was organised so that conceptual input and theory was first shared with the participants in the form of lectures and hands-on participatory exercises; the class then was guided to work through several exercises of the Blue Planning in Practice (BPiP) course using the fictitious case of Bakul country. Participants engaged in exercises focused on identifying needs, mapping stakeholders, mapping the seascape, identifying spatial incompatibilities, allocating sea use and also role-plays aimed at exploring positions and negotiating draft plans. The exercises were accompanied by introductory inputs on all BPiP elements and were followed by reflection sessions that aimed to link the lessons to the issues facing the Caspian Sea.

 

Throughout this course participants learned how to think in systems and understand the role of coastal and marine ecosystems for human well-being, how to be able to balance interests of different stakeholders on the basis of transparent criteria and how to develop strategies in order to overcome barriers and challenges that hinder the effective use and implementation of Blue Planning approaches. 


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The 2017-2018 Bursary will be awarded to one person/research team carrying out postgraduate studies/research in ocean/marine/maritime related studies at the University of Malta.  Staff or students are to be registered with the University of Malta where research in the relevant fields is carried out.

 

For more information as well as the application form/guidelines kindly click here.

 

The official application deadline is the 28th July 2017.


  • WORLD OCEAN DAY (WOD) ACTIVITIES IN 2017

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. The theme of this year’s celebrations was “Our Oceans, Our Future”.

 

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 (0417) in the Archives section (Documents & Publications); reports of the WOD events held each year are included.


“Healthy Oceans – Healthy Planet”

International Leadership Seminar towards achieving SDG 14

“Current challenges and opportunities in ocean and coastal sustainable development”

~ Celebrating 45 years of IOI and its work in Sustainable Ocean Governance ~

 25-26 April 2017, Hong Kong, CHINA

 

Following the recent Ocean Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14 held at UNCTAD on 21-22 March 2017 in Geneva-Switzerland, the IOI is pleased to announce the organization of a Leadership Seminar in Hong Kong on the issues of Oceans and Ocean Health, and the sustainable Development Goals especially SDG 14 concerning the Oceans. The event will focus specially on the ocean-coast interaction with a view to achieving SDG 14.

 

This event builds upon earlier collaborations of the IOI in 2016 and 2017 with partners and supporters, such as the UN Conference on Trade and Development, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the European Commission Representation in Malta, and an intended outcome of this Seminar is that results be expected to feed into the high-level Ocean Conference scheduled later this year for 5-9 June in New York (Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for the Implementation of SDG 14). Co-organizers with the IOI in this Leadership Seminar are UNCTAD (DITC) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU).

 

Information about the event as well as conference presentations can be found here

 

Celebrating 45 Years of IOI and its work in Sustainable Ocean Governance (1972 -2017);

25 April; Hong Kong, China

 

This year 2017 also coincides with the forty fifth anniversary of the foundation of IOI by Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese; and the occasion of the Seminar in Hong Kong shall also be an opportunity to mark this event in the ongoing development of the IOI as an institution focused on capacity development for the benefit of future generations and the sustainable use of our oceans.

 

Internal Meeting of IOI Experts Putting It All Together: Bringing the Message of the Leadership Seminar to Implementation through Outreach and Capacity Development

27 April; Hong Kong, China

 

This specially convened meeting held back-to-back with the Leadership Seminar provided an opportunity for the IOI network members to build upon the presentations and dynamic discussions of the previous days, and to identify ways to implement these outcomes and recommendations through the IOI programmes, outreach and capacity development actions and other actions. The meeting provided an opportunity to capture this feedback to use in several occasions and opportunities over the next months, not least the Oceans Conference in New York, and also for the growing set of topics for mainstreaming into IOI training course syllabi. The collection of initial ideas and vision for the IOI arising from this meeting were intended to inform further decision making by the IOI Governing Board.

 

A report on the outcome of the events is available for download from the Publications - IOInforma News Bulletin section (0217 issue).


The Course Brochure and application form for IOI-South Africa's 2017 training programme can be downloaded from the Training section of the website:  http://ioisa.org/2016/12/02/2017-course-in-ocean-governance/ or by clicking on the downloads in the training section on this website. Any queries and expressions of interest may be addressed to: Mr. Adnan Awad, Director, IOI South Africa on e-mail: awad.adnan(at)gmail.com.

 

The official application deadline is the 13th April 2017.


Oceans Forum on Trade-Related Aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14 Salle XXVI, Palais des Nations - Geneva, Switzerland 21 - 22 March 2017

 

The Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14 was hosted by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and partners in Geneva, Switzerland and took place in the Palais des Nations from 21 to 22 of March 2017. The multi-stakeholder event fostered debates and the development of specific policy options and novel ideas to feed into the processes of two upcoming intergovernmental conferences:

  • the High-level UN Ocean Conference (New York, June 2017), whose aim it is to identify ways and means to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14;
  • and the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (Buenos Aires, December 2017), which is the highest decision-making body of the WTO.

The forum specifically focused on advancing the implementation of trade in fish-related targets under SDG14 by drawing on global, regional and cross-country experiences, sharing lessons, sensitizing development partnerships and designing more effective support measures.

 

Ultimately, the forum also explored options to implement the UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP Statement on Fisheries Subsidies, which is supported by 91 countries, 4 IGOs (Intergovernmental Organizations) and more than 15 Global Civil Society Organisations.

 

The IOI (a partner of this forum) was represented in Geneva by Awni Behnam (Honorary President); Antonella Vassallo (Managing Director), Peter Leder (Treasurer, IOI Governing Board), Werner Ekau (Director, IOI Germany) and Behzad Alipour Tehrany. Dr Ekau presented, on behalf of the IOI, an intervention titled: “People, pollution and plastics: Modern anthropogenic factors affecting fisheries”.

 

Detailed information about the event can be found here.


The IOI hereby invites applications/nominations for the 2017 Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship. Further information on the Scholarship as well as the application form and explanatory notes may be either requested/obtained by sending an email to: Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer, IOI Canada on e-mail: ioi(at)dal.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 29th January 2017.


The 2017 training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management is scheduled to be held from the 24th May to 21st July 2017 in Halifax, Canada. The programme is aimed primarily at developing country professionals aged 25-45 with at least one degree, relevant experience, strong English language skills, and a desire to step outside their own field of work and explore interdisciplinary issues around coastal and ocean management.

 

The Course Announcement and application form for IOI-Canada's 2016 training programme can be downloaded from the Training section of the website:  www.dal.ca/ioihfx. Any queries or expressions of interest may be addressed to: Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer, International Ocean Institute Dalhousie University on e-mailioi(at)dal.ca, http://www.dal.ca/ioihfx.

 

The official application deadline is the 1st January 2017.


Special Seminar on Ocean Literacy  is being organised

during the IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas. The seminar is scheduled for the 2nd December between  9:00-13:00hrs at Europe House – 254, St Paul Street, Valletta. It is open to the general public but is also of special interest to persons in the science and education sector and decision makers. This event is being organised by the International Ocean Institute with the support and collaboration of the European Commission Representation in Malta.

 

The programme of the event may be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

 

Kindly RSVP by 30th November by sending an email to ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt and/or celine.farrugia(at)um.edu.mt.

 

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  • THE 2016/2017 ELISABETH MANN BORGESE (EMB) BURSARY

The 2016 EMB Bursary is awarded to Dr. Stefano Moncada to carry out research titled “Climate Coping Strategies, Economic Wellbeing and Sustainability in Vulnerable Coastal Communities”The award ceremony for this year’s Bursary was held on 13 October at the offices of the IOI Headquarters on campus. Present at the ceremony were Pro-Rector Professor Joseph Cacciattolo, Professor Louis Cassar, Dr Stefano Moncada, Ms Antonella Vassallo (IOI Managing Director) and the previous EMB Bursary award winner Ms Kristina Edwards. 

 

Information about the 2016/2017 EMB Bursary awardee is available on the University of Malta website.


PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

 

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.

 

Pre-registration is now open. The form may be obtained by clicking on the website here or by downloading it by clicking on this link. The deadline for registration is the 1st October 2016.

 


FINAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The 2016 Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas held in Malta will be held from the 6th November to the 8th December 2016.

 

In order to obtain an application form kindly click here.

 

The official application deadline is the 9th September 2016.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The 2016-2017 Bursary will be awarded to one person/research team carrying out postgraduate studies/research in ocean/marine/maritime related studies at the University of Malta.  Staff or students are to be registered with the University of Malta where research in the relevant fields is carried out.

 

For more information as well as the application form/guidelines kindly click here.

 

The official application deadline is the 22nd July 2016.


APPLICATIONS OPEN

 

One scholarship is being offered by the IOI, to cover the tuition fees associated with the Master of Arts Degree in Ocean Governance, commencing in October 2016. This MA degree held at the Valletta Campus of the University in Malta is being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute as part of the University’s International Collaborative Programmes. 

 

For enquiries and further information please contact IOI HQ on: ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt.

 

Applications have to reach the offices of the University of Malta by not later than 27th June 2016.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

The application form, guidelines and programme for IOI-China's 2016 training programme is available for download under the training section of this website. Any queries and expressions of interest may be addressed to: Prof. Qin Li, Director, IOI China on e-mail: ioiwestpac(at)sina.com.

 

The official application deadline is the 15th June 2016.


  • WORLD OCEAN DAY (WOD) ACTIVITIES IN 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. 


The Course Brochure and application form for IOI-South Africa's 2016 training programme can be downloaded from the Training section of the website: http://ioisa.org/ocean-governance-course or by clicking on the downloads in the training section on this website. Any queries and expressions of interest may be addressed to: Mr. Adnan Awad, Director, IOI South Africa on e-mail: awad.adnan(at)gmail.com.

 

The official application deadline is the 27th May 2016.


The Ocean is the largest interconnected ecosystem on earth. It provides services on which we rely; food, energy, transportation, environmental resilience, but also immaterial benefits such as beauty, cultural identity and recreation. The pivotal role of the ocean in stabilizing climate, enabling a just distribution of economic prosperity and allowing for sustainable management and good governance of human activities is recognized in Goal 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that focuses on the Ocean. For the Massive Open Online Course, marine scientists team with economists, lawyers and philosophers to bring you a holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet.

 

Please visit the website www.oceanmooc.org:

  • For more information
  • To watch trailers and previews, and
  • To access the free series of lectures, videos, links to reference material and additional links that were provided by participants of the course that ran from the 25th April to the 18th July 2016 kindly click here (The MOOC is not currently online).

  • THE IOI ANNOUNCES THE DANIELLE DE ST. JORRE SCHOLARSHIP - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 - REMINDER

The IOI hereby invites applications/nominations for the 2016 Danielle de St. Jorre Scholarship. Further information on the Scholarship as well as the application form and explanatory notes may be either requested/obtained by sending an email to ioihq(at)ioihq.org.mt or antonella.vassallo(at)ioihq.org.mt.

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is 29th January 2016.


The 2016 training programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management is scheduled to be held from the 18th May to 15th July 2016 in Halifax, Canada. The programme is aimed primarily at developing country professionals aged 25-45 with at least one degree, relevant experience, strong English language skills, and a desire to step outside their own field of work and explore interdisciplinary issues around coastal and ocean management.

 

The Course Announcement and application form for IOI-Canada's 2016 training programme can be downloaded from the Training section of the website:  http://internationaloceaninstitute.dal.ca/training.html. Any queries or expressions of interest may be addressed to: Madeleine Coffen-Smout, Programme Officer, International Ocean Institute Dalhousie University on e-mail: ioi(at)dal.ca, http://www.dal.ca/ioihfx.

 

The official application deadline is the 1st January 2016.


  • SPECIAL SEMINAR ON THE TRANSITION TO THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT GOALS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SDG 14

As part of the 11th Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas, the International Ocean Institute organised a Special Seminar on The Transition to the post-2015 Development Goals with special reference to SDG 14. During this seminar, issues related to these areas were presented by eminent experts in the field and presentations were followed by discussion and interactions from the programme participants and selected guests. The Seminar took place on the 2nd December, at the European Commission Representation in Malta, located in 254 St. Paul Street, Valletta, Malta.

 

More information is available for download under the 2015 IOInforma News Bulletins in this section (Archives - Documents & Publications).


  • ELISABETH MANN BORGESE (EMB) MEDAL FOR H.E. BAN KI-MOON

The International Ocean Institute (IOI) presented the Elisabeth Mann Borgese (EMB) medal to H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General, during his visit to Malta. The medal was awarded to H.E. Ban Ki-Moon for his work in securing the successful launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the stand-alone goal on the oceans – SDG 14 concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Oceans, Seas & Marine Resources for Sustainable Development.

 

During this event the IOI also launched an annual Scholarship on Sustainable Development to commemorate this award. The scholarship will enable the registration of a person for the M.A. degree in Ocean Governance (MAOG) offered by the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta in conjunction with the IOI (http://www.um.edu.mt/icp/ocean-governance)

 

The event took place on Saturday 28th November at 9.30 a.m. for a maximum duration of an hour. The award ceremony was held at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta in St Paul Street in Valletta.

 

More information & photos of the event is available for download under the 2015 IOInforma News Bulletins in this section (Archives - Documents & Publications). 


  • "WORLD OCEAN REVIEW 4" LAUNCHED

BERLIN, November, 10th, 2015: "World Ocean Review 4" has been launched. The fourth edition of the World Ocean Review (WOR) focuses on sustainability and explores how that concept can guide the management of our marine environment. WOR 4 explains the key ecosystem services supplied by our seas and identifies the main threats to them. It offers an overview of current marine policy at regional and transnational level and shows how conservation and sustainable use of our oceans can be reconciled in future.
http://worldoceanreview.com

 

More information can be found under the Publications section.


  • MALTA THIRD COUNTRY TRAINING PROGRAMME ON OCEAN GOVERNANCE AND BLUE GROWTH

The Malta Third Country Training Programme on Ocean Governance and Blue Growth was offered in Malta by the IOI and the Commonwealth Secretariat from the 17th -23rd September 2015.

 

The Ocean Governance and Blue Growth training course was held at The Palace Hotel, in Sliema, Malta from 17th to 23rd September, 2015 and was organised by the International Ocean Institute (through the HQ in Malta) and the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec) through its Oceans and Natural Resources Advisory Division.

  

More information is available for download under the 2015 IOInforma News Bulletins in this section (Archives - Documents & Publications). 


  • WORLD OCEAN DAY (WOD) ACTIVITIES IN 2015

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.

 

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 in the Archives section (Documents & Publications); reports of the WOD events held each year are included.