The year-long celebrations of the IOI’s 50th Anniversary came to a fitting close with a significant event hosted by HE George Vella, President of the Republic of Malta, at the Presidential Palace of San Anton in Malta.
IOI Egypt, supported by host institute the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries of Egypt, NIOF, organised a special event to commemorate the IOI’s 50 years since its founding by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1972 and to recognise the input and dedication of key local persons over the years.
The IOI in partnership with the ECOP Programme hosted this webinar in order to highlight the outcomes of the UN Ocean Conference, Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction and the latest reflections from COP27; followed by a debate with ECOPs and Ocean experts on whether 2022 was truly the Ocean Super Year we hoped for.
This seminar aimed to address global concerns regarding the current impasse in the sustainable management of the Ocean and how the future of Ocean governance depends on the effectiveness of holistic, cooperative management, and most importantly, urgent and sustained action to address complex marine issues.
Each country's grand canopies, booths of NGOs, presentations of environmental efforts around the world were there but the COP 27 was little bit different than the earlier COPs in terms of the subject and pavilions. This year there was an OCEAN Pavilion....
This online training opportunity for Early Career Ocean Professionals built on the decades-long experience of the IOI in training career ocean practitioners and aimed at providing a basic interdisciplinary introduction to the concepts of Ocean governance, targeted to ECOPs hailing from countries bordering the seas of the African continent.
Following a two-year hiatus imposed by the COVID pandemic on in-person training, the annual five-week IOI Malta Training Course on Regional Ocean Governance Course has kicked off with its sixteenth in-person offering in Malta launched during a ceremony presided over by Prof Awni Behnam (Honorary President of the IOI and Training Course Director) on the 7th of November.