In representation of the IOI, Antonella Vassallo was invited by the organisers of the 5th ICSE to deliver a keynote contribution to the launch of the Conference on Sustainability Education. Additionally, and under the excellent organisation of IOI Ocean Academy India partners TERRE POLICY, a special thematic session focused specifically on coastal communities as typical beneficiaries of increased Ocean literacy in South Asia.
Offered as part of the IOI’s capacity building programmes on Ocean Governance and in partnership with co-founding partner the Caspian Sea Institute (CSI) of Turkmenistan, the Ninth course focusing on Caspian Sea issues came to a fruitful completion last month.
The training course was co-organised by the National Marine Data and Information Service (NMDIS) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the IOI China Regional Center for the West Pacific Region at Aster Plaza, Tianjin, China; Report by Prof Mao Bin (Course Director)
Under the able guidance of Directors Lynn Jackson and Judy Beaumont, and the assistance of Kirshia Govender, the International Ocean Institute – Southern Africa (IOI SA), organised and successfully delivered the 11th Ocean Governance Training Progamme, welcoming 23 local and international participants: 15 from South Africa, and 8 from Algeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania.
The 2023 EMB Bursary is being awarded to Mr Jake Bonello to carry out an investigation on the anti-fouling performance of a novel PMMA/TiO2 nanocomposite coating and shall form part of a Master of Science with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malta.
After a summer when climate change took on a new urgency in Nova Scotia with destructive forest fires, fatal flooding and record coastal ocean temperatures, IOI Canada's 17th annual Elisabeth Mann Borgese Ocean Lecture on 28th September focused on A Framework for Ocean-Climate Action.