We need a healthy Ocean to survive. But our Ocean is in trouble, and so are we.  Understanding the individual human and collective impact on the Ocean and its impact on our lives and livelihoods can encourage and empower people to act in a positive way to preserve our Ocean and use it more sustainably. Increased Ocean literacy lays the foundations for more informed decision-making at all levels. An online IOI Ocean Academy provides regionally and locally relevant Ocean knowledge so that interested persons can understand basic ocean processes, the interaction between Ocean, climate, human activities and livelihoods; now and in a changing future. The IOI Academy Courses are: 

• 20-hour modules delivered online

• Free-of-charge for participants

• Overseen by the IOI and implemented by local experts

• In local languages

• Ocean knowledge that is locally relevant

Sign up to an IOI Ocean Academy today, and be empowered with the knowledge to become more active in favour of Ocean protection and sustainable use. 


Safety and Security at Sea

Dhivehi Language 



18-29 February 2024

The Role of the Ocean on Earth’s Climate Change: Cause of the Crisis and Effect on Our Life

English Language

3 -12 March 2024 

Learn more about South Africa's Ocean and Opportunities in the Blue Economy 

 English Language

4 - 14 March 2024

Possibilities of Sustainable Maritime Development with Special Reference to Pakistan and Local Region

Urdu & English Language

26 February - 8 March 2024

360 Degrees of Ocean

Portuguese Language

with only two hours in Spanish

Postponed until further notice 

26 February - 14 March 2024 

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Conservation and Sustainability of the Marine Environment in Turkish Seas  

11 December 2023 - 11 January 2024

Basic Course of Marine Sciences of the Central American Region 


10 October  - 10 November 2023

Ocean Guardians: Empowering Nigerians Through Ocean Literacy 


17 - 20 October 2023

Marine Resource Management and Protection with a Special Focus on the Status of Thailand 

15 - 29 May 2023

Contribution of Sustainable Development goals to Marine Environmental Conservation  

3 - 24 December 2023

Ocean Literacy: Know Your Planet Beyond the Land   


25 October - 7 November 2023

The Ocean - Source of Life and Livelihoods


23 October - 3 November 2023

Marine Environmental Issues of

the Caspian Sea and Potential Solutions    

15 - 22 October 2022  

Learning about the Ocean:

Ocean Literacy in the School Curriculum  

27 November - 18 December 2023

Certificate Course on Ocean Governance, Conservation and Sustainable Resource Management 

11 - 29 November 2023

Learning about the Ocean: Ocean Literacy in the School Curriculum


29 May -14 June 2023