International Ocean Institute Alumni - Worldwide



As part of our ongoing outreach and collaboration with people who have completed an IOI course, we have created a small clip celebrating the IOI Alumni and their achievements. 

Over the years, the IOI training programmes in ocean governance have resulted in a critical mass of IOI Alumni and a global network of trained and empowered leaders and practitioners in ocean governance. 


Since its foundation in 1972, IOI has trained hundreds of young practitioners, particularly from developing countries and countries in transition, and contributes towards a growing global network of trained and empowered leaders fully conversant with the latest developments in ocean governance. IOI course participants acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for effective ocean governance. They are empowered to apply contemporary approaches to coastal and ocean management, with an emphasis on the moral, ethical and legal values in ocean governance (equity and peaceful uses of the ocean).


At IOI, we believe passionately in the potential of the IOI Alumni. IOI Alumni are talented and motivated thinkers and doers in the many fields of ocean governance and empowered to make the changes needed to achieve equitable and sustainable global development and ocean governance grounded solidly in the social, economic and environmental spheres.


The IOI Alumni Portal provides an online forum for the rich community that IOI comprises - a place where IOI alumni can foster lasting relationships and create a network that reaches well beyond the Training Programme cohort.

IOI ALUMNI are invited to join the dedicated Alumni Channel,


hosted at the password-protected International Ocean Institute Alumni web site: 


IOI alumni can register with the Standard Form:


On joining, here’s what you can expect: 

  • An Alumni Directory that's searchable by year/class/group, by name or by occupation.
  • The possibility to Search for friends and make new connections with the online community.
  • Message Boards for all members where you can exchange your news, experiences, videos, documents, and other meeting opportunities; or just keep in touch with what is going on in ocean matters. You can post in, and subscribe to, as many, or as few, of the forums as you choose.
  • Email Notifications to keep you updated of message board updates.
  • Opportunities to learn and share experiences, to understand how to overcome difficulties and to discuss challenges
  • Additional opportunities to meet from time to time as funds allow