IOI Gallery for 2017


5th Training Programme on the Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan Organized by the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan and the IOI as part of the

IOI's Global Capacity Building Programme

(6th - 17th March 2017)


Oceans Forum on Trade-Related Aspects of Sustainable Development Goal 14

Salle XXVI, Palais des Nations - Geneva, Switzerland

(21st - 22nd March 2017)

2nd from right: Dr. Werner Ekau (IOI Director) presenting on behalf of IOI an intervantion entitled: "People, pollution and plastics: Modern anthropogenic factors affecting fisheries"
2nd from right: Dr. Werner Ekau (IOI Director) presenting on behalf of IOI an intervantion entitled: "People, pollution and plastics: Modern anthropogenic factors affecting fisheries"

“Healthy Oceans – Healthy Coast”

International Leadership Seminar towards achieving SDG 14

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

Hong Kong, China

Organised by the International Ocean Institute; the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Shenzhen World Health Foundation

(25th - 26th April 2017)

Group photo
Group photo

Celebrating 45 Years of the International Ocean Institute (IOI) and its work in Sustainable Ocean Governance (1972 -2017),

Hong Kong, China

(25th April 2017) 


Presentation to the Chair of the Group of 77 and China (Geneva Chapter) of the Conclusions and Recommendations of the “Healthy Oceans – Healthy Coast” International Leadership Seminar towards achieving SDG 14 “Current challenges and opportunities in ocean and coastal sustainable development” Hong Kong, 2017

(2nd June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland)

L-R: HE Ambassador J Msekela and A Behnam. Photo credit: Awni Behnam
L-R: HE Ambassador J Msekela and A Behnam. Photo credit: Awni Behnam

IOI Delegation participated in the Ocean Conference, United Nations, New York

(5th – 9th June 2017)


Our Oceans – Our Future: World Oceans Day 2017

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

(8th June 2017)


The 37th Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management held in Halifax, Canada

(24th May - 21st July 2017)


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 - 21st July 2017)


The 2nd 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, in Hua Hin District, Prachub Khiri Khan Province, Thailand

(2nd - 27th July 2017)


5th 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

(16th August - 12th September 2017)

Photo credits: IOI PR China and SOA
Photo credits: IOI PR China and SOA

IOI Training workshop on the Egyptian Red Sea Ecology, Implications and Management for a Sustainable Future

Hurghada, Egypt

(25th - 27th September 2017)


The 2017 Training Programme on Ocean Governance for Africa, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa

(4th - 29th September 2017)


Visit of PR China State Oceanic Administration Delegation to IOI HQ, Malta

(4th October 2017)

L-R: Ms Ning Jia, Dr Sun Shengzhi, Dr Sun Shuxian, Ms Antonella Vassallo, Dr Awni Behnam, Dr Wang Juying, Hu Songqin. Photo credit: IOI HQ
L-R: Ms Ning Jia, Dr Sun Shengzhi, Dr Sun Shuxian, Ms Antonella Vassallo, Dr Awni Behnam, Dr Wang Juying, Hu Songqin. Photo credit: IOI HQ

IOI Delegation participated in the Our Ocean Conference hosted by the EU Commission, Malta

(5th - 6th October 2017)


IOI participation at the EMSEA Conference, Malta

(7th - 10th October 2017)


Award of the IOI Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary, 2017 and presentation of the results of the Bursary awarded in 2016 held at the International Ocean Institute HQ (18th October 2017)


Award of the Elisabeth Mann Borgese Medal (EMB Medal) to Professor Alfred J Vella, Rector - University of Malta at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta, Malta (10th November 2017)


13th IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas organised by IOI Training Centre in Malta with the support of the University of Malta

(5th November – 9th December 2017, Malta)


Launch of the fifth publication in the World Ocean Review Series: Coasts - A Vital Habitat Under Pressure

(Berlin, 16th November 2017)


IOI Cyprus Director, Nicholas Kathijotes, participates in the ASEAN — India Workshop on Blue Economy

(Nha Trang, Vietnam, 24th— 25th November 2017)

IOI Cyprus Director Dr N. Kathijotes.  Photo Credit: N. Kathijotes
IOI Cyprus Director Dr N. Kathijotes. Photo Credit: N. Kathijotes

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)


IOI participation during the International Symposium “Perspectives on Global Ocean Governance: 

Where do we stand and where do we go from here?”

(Malta, 15th December 2017)