New Director of IOI Germany (Germany, January 2019)
Additional information can be found in the latest IOInforma 0119. This can be downloaded from the Documents & Publications section.
3rd Training Programme on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and GeoEthics
(Universidad del Atlantico, Barranquilla, Columbia, 21st January - 15th February 2019)
IOI Participation during the "Capacity Development in the Federal State of Bremen" Event
(Berlin, Germany, 11th February 2019).
7th Training Programme on the Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan Organised by the IOI and the State Enterprise on Caspian Sea Issues at the President of Turkmenistan
(4th - 15th March 2019)
Meeting on the International Ocean Institute's Alumni Network
~ IOI Network and Alumni Representatives ~
(Malta, 30th April - 1st May 2019)
IOI participation at the European Maritime Day 2019
(Lisbon - Portugal, 16th to 17th May 2019)
A report on this event is available in the IOInforma News Bulletin 0319 (June issue) available for download in the Documents and Publications section.
IOI welcomes Climate Youth Ambassadors during the Peace Boat Visit
(Malta, 24th May and New York, 7th June 2019)
A report on the events is available in the IOInforma News Bulletin 0319 (June issue) available for download in the Documents and Publications section.
Honorary President of IOI invited to lecture the UN Nippon Foundation Fellows, Class of 2019
(New York - USA, 11th June 2019)
A brief report about the 20th Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP20) convened at the UN Headquarters in New York is available in the IOInforma News Bulletin 0319 (June issue) available for download in the Documents and Publications section.
The 39th IOI Canada Training Programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
(22nd May – 19th July 2019)
Gender and the Ocean: World Oceans Day 2019
The IOI Network celebrates globally through the activities of the IOI Centres and Focal Points
(8th June 2019)
A report on the activities is provided in the 0419 issue of the IOInforma which is available for download from the Documents & Publications section.
The 4th IOI Thailand Training Programme on the Regional Ocean Governance Framework, Implementation of UNCLOS and its Related Instruments in the Southeast Asian Seas & the Indian Ocean Navyphirom Hotel, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
(30th June – 27th July 2019)
IOI participation in the Meeting of Ocean Ambassadors
(Valletta, Malta, 2nd August 2019)
IOI participation in the Third Intergovernmental Conference on BBNJ
(New York, 19th - 30th August 2019)
7th IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific organised by IOI-China with the support of the National Marine Data and Information Service (NMDIS), Ministry of Natural Resources, Tianjin, PR China
(19th August - 12th September 2019)
IOI Side-Event held during the UN Trade Forum on SDGs and Climate Change and the 3rd Oceans Forum
(Palais des Nations, Geneva, 9th - 13th September 2019)
6th IOI Training Programme on Ocean Governance for Africa, Kirstenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
(2nd - 27th September 2019)
Award of the IOI Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary, 2019 and presentation of the results of the Bursary awarded in 2018 held at the International Ocean Institute HQ, Malta
(27th September 2019)
IOI alumni meet again during the International Conference on ‘Ocean Governance in Archipelagic Regions’
(Faial, Azores, 7th - 10th October 2019)
IOI Egypt Workshop on Red Sea Sustainable Development ~ Governance, Resources and Management ~
(Hurghada, Egypt, 14th - 17th October 2019)
IOI panel on Human Health and the Health of the Ocean organised during the 2nd Xiong’an International Health Forum
(Langfang, PR China 17th - 18th October 2019)
IOI invited to the 110th Anniversary of Shanghai Maritime University
(Shanghai, 20th October 2019)
Antonella Vassallo (Managing Director, IOI) represented the IOI at the 110th anniversary of the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU), and was invited to speak at the University’s Presidents’ Forum. This participation reaffirmed the fruitful and longstanding collaboration between the IOI and the Shanghai Maritime University, with numerous SMU students having in the past enrolled in the MA in Ocean Governance postgraduate degree offered by the IOI and the University of Malta.
15th IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic & Caspian Seas organised by IOI Training Centre in Malta with the support of the University of Malta
(4th November – 6th December 2019, Malta)
IOI Special Seminar on
Challenges of area-based management tools (ABMTs) in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ):
“Discussions on Areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) under UNCLOS”
(Valletta, Malta, 2nd December 2019)
On Monday 2nd December, the annual IOI Special Seminar was held at Europe House, Valletta, with the support and collaboration of the European Commission Representation in Malta. The seminar was held within the IOI’s 15th Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas.
Further information is available in the latest IOInforma News Bulletin 0120 (January) under NEWS & LIBRARY: Documents & Publications.
Award of the IOI’s Elisabeth Mann Borgese Medal to
Karmenu Vella - European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
(Malta, 2nd December 2019)
The Elisabeth Mann Borgese Medal was conferred on Commissioner Vella in appreciation of his enduring commitment to bringing the seas and oceans to the forefront of the European and global agendas throughout his tenure as European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (2014-2019). The medal recognizes leadership in promoting the importance of sustainable maritime occupations and economies that preserve natural resources on land and sea and, especially, for creating and maintaining global partnerships aimed at good governance of our planet’s ocean. The IOI recognises and appreciates the support to the IOI as custodian of the legacy of Elisabeth Mann Borgese and Arvid Pardo.
The award ceremony was held at Europe House, in Valletta, Malta. Present at the ceremony were Awni Behnam, Honorary President of the IOI; Antonella Vassallo, Managing Director of IOI HQ; Ocean Ambassador Alan Deidun, Director of the IOI Malta Training Centre as well as the distinguished speakers present during the seminar. The celebration was also attended by the participants and faculty of the 15th IOI Training Programme on Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas.