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.  


Role of the Ocean in Preserving Climate and Sustenance of life, and Food Security with Special Reference to Pakistan

Urdu & English 

22 July - 02 August 2024

Introduction to Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Protection for a Sustainable Blue Economy in Kenya

Swahili language 


3 May - 8 June 2024

Ocean Governance, Conservation and Sustainable Resource Management 

English Language


July 2024

Ocean Literacy in Sustainable Coastal and Marine Tourism in Mexico, with emphasis on the Yucatan Peninsula

Spanish Language

7 May - 6 June 2024

Learning about Ocean: Ocean Literacy in the School Curriculum

Ukrainian Language    



10 June - 1 July 2024

Ocean Literacy in Schools: Creating Ocean Literacy Content and Enhancing Pupil Engagement 

Georgian language 


17 May - 15 June 2024

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The Ocean - Source of Life and Livelihoods

Hindi language 


10 - 21 May 2024

Preserving Paradise: Sustainable Coastal Tourism in the Maldives 

Dhivehi Language 

21 April - 2 May 2024

Ocean Literacy: Know Your Planet Beyond the Land   

Marathi & English Language 

18 March - 1 April 2024

Conservation and Sustainability of the Marine Environment in Turkish Seas 

11 December 2023 - 11 January 2024

Marine Environmental Issues of

the Caspian Sea and Potential Solutions    

15 - 22 October 2022  

Good Governance in Ocean Management

Thai Language 


8 - 23 May 2024

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

 4 - 14 March 2024

Contribution of Sustainable Development goals to Marine Environmental Conservation   

3 - 24 December 2023

Ocean Guardians: Empowering Nigerians Through Ocean Literacy 


17 - 20 October 2023

360 Degrees of Ocean

Portuguese Language



8 May - 3 June 2024

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

3 -12 March 2024 

Learning about the Ocean:

Ocean Literacy in the School Curriculum  

27 November - 18 December 2023

Basic Course of Marine Sciences of the Central American Region 


10 October  - 10 November 2023