IOI Gallery for 2020

More information on the events/announcements below can be found in the 2020 IOInforma News Bulletins in the IOInforma Archives

  IOI Nigeria

Retirement of Director Mabel Yarhere

and appointment of New Director Williams Bamikole Akanbi

Training Workshop on Red Sea Sustainable Development:

Governance, Resources, Impacts and Management

IOI Egypt and the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries,

Egypt, 25th- 29th October

Hybrid Round Table and IOI Alumni Meeting

Celebrating 7 Years of partnership by the IOI and the Caspian Sea Institute of Turkmenistan on the Training Programme on the Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea; A reflection on milestones achieved and future goals

30th October, Turkmenistan

The Blue Economy in the New Normal:

Capacity Development beyond COVID-19, Challenges and Opportunities

Webinar, 27th November 2020

The passing of Biliana Cicin-Sain (1945-2020) a friend of IOI and of IOI founder Elisabeth Mann Borgese, both united in their passion for the ocean and sustainable development. 

Launch of the redesigned and updated IOI Website

IOI Honorary President Dr Awni Behnam addresses the

2020 East Asia Marine Cooperation Platform Qingdao Forum Online Event,

22nd September

IOI Training Workshop on The Egyptian Seas

Governance, Law, and Management for a Sustainable Future

IOI Egypt and the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Egypt, 20th - 24th September


Award of the 2020 IOI Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary to Ms Joanna Causon Deguara, 

Malta, 28th September




IOI moderated Thematic Forum: Blue Economy and Healthy Ocean during the

15th Annual Session of Global Forum on

Human Settlements & Sustainable Cities (GFHS 2020 )

Online Event, 15th - 16th October

Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean: World Oceans Day 2020

The IOI Network celebrates globally through

the activities of the IOI Centres and Focal Points






IOI partnered with the GFHS in the

First Preparatory Webinar of the 15th Annual Session of

Global Forum on Human Settlements

Live Streaming Online, 10th July

New Chair of the Network of Directors of the IOI Governing Board 


Third Citizen Science Campaign launched by IOI Malta

June 2020


Launch of Ocean Yearbook Volume 34; Published by Brill|Nijhoff 4th June; the Ocean Yearbook is a collaborative initiative of the International Ocean Institute in Malta and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (MELAW) at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.

The COVID-19 Pandemic – How can the IOI Community adapt and respond to the challenges and opportunities to present the IOI programmes IOI Network Online meeting, 23rd June 

The Blue Economy and COVID-19 Pandemic: New challenges, recovery measures and resilience Online Conference, 4th June

Evgeniia Kostianaia, IOI Focal Point Moscow, Russia
Evgeniia Kostianaia, IOI Focal Point Moscow, Russia







Forum on Sustainable Development in the Southern Seas of Russia”, Novorossiysk , Russia, 23rd – 25th October, 2019

The 4th Training Programme on Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics Instituto Oceanográfico da Universidad de São Paulo, Cananeia, Brazil was held from January 18th - February 14th, 2020


Launch of the sixth publication in the World Ocean Review Series: The Arctic and Antarctic – Extreme, Climatically Crucial and In Crisis, Berlin, 7th November 2019 - English version now available for download here


Training Course on Ocean and Coastal Governance for Sustainability Organised jointly by the International Ocean Institute (IOI) and the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Bremen,     

16th-21st February, 2020