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. 


Caring for the Ocean is Caring for Our Common Home


2 - 30 October 2023

The Ocean - Source of Life and Livelihoods


23 October - 3 November 2023

Basic Course of Marine Sciences of the Central American Region 


10 October  - 10 November 2023

Economically, Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Blue Societies with Special Reference to Pakistan

2 -13 October 2023

Ocean Guardians: Empowering Nigerians Through Ocean Literacy 


17 - 20 October 2023

The Ocean, Source of Life and Livelihoods - An online Ocean Literacy Course  

12 - 23 September 2023

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Fisheries in

the Maldives 


27 August - 13 September 2023

Contribution of Sustainable Development goals to Marine Environmental Conservation 

9 - 30 July 2023

Marine Environmental Issues of

the Caspian Sea and Potential Solutions    

15 - 22 October 2022  

Online Programme To Educate Students on the Biodiversity of the Aquatic Environment

1 - 11 May 2023 

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

19 - 29 June 2023

Ocean Literacy: Know Your Planet Beyond the Land   


20 March - 3 April 2023

Sustainable Coastal Tourism Development and Ocean Governance

17 November - 8 December 2022

Conservation and Sustainability of the Marine Environment in Turkish Seas 

10 July - 18 August 2023

Learning about the Ocean:

Ocean Literacy in the School Curriculum  

29 May - 14 June 2023

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

15 - 29 May 2023