News Blogs 2021

Launch of the IOI OCEAN ACADEMY with three pilot online courses successfully delivered for Sri Lanka, Egypt and the Maldives
During 2021, the IOI Governors supported the proposal to launch the IOI Virtual Academy on Ocean Governance as part of the celebrations surrounding the IOI’s 50th anniversary in 2022. The purpose of the IOI Ocean Academy is to increase IOI´s outreach through the implementation of regular Courses, to expand the traditional IOI training portfolio and teach out to new audiences by offering ocean literacy programmes online. The target audience for these IOI Ocean Academy Courses may be defined...

The early years: Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the UNCLOS Narrative
After the devastation of the second world war the world, on the cusp of history, looked towards a future where new paradigms and new governance models could be explored. A new paradigm for the ocean was in construction - no longer mare liberum, no longer mare clausum, and Elisabeth Mann Borgese, founder of the IOI, was at the centre of momentous events, along with other outstanding thinkers of the time.

Hybrid Special Seminar: Ocean - Climate - Biodiversity: Code Red for Humanity
As part of the annual IOI Malta Training Course on Regional Ocean Governance, International Ocean Institute (IOI) together with the University of Malta organised a high-profile hybrid seminar to draw the limelight on the need for a more integrated approach to some of the most compelling challenges facing human societies today and to the urgency for action.

IOI moderated Thematic Session 2B: A Sustainable Blue Economy to Support  the Green Transformation of Cities
The 16th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements & Sustainable Cities (GFHS 2021) was organised again in virtual format, with the theme “Accelerate Green Transformation and Innovation towards Healthy, Resilient and Carbon-neutral Cities” between the 27th and 29th October.

The IOI will be hosting during the 16th GFHS Forum the thematic session  “Sustainable Blue Economy to Support the Green Transformation of Cities”
The 16th GFHS will be organized in a format combining online and offline participation, to address how cities can use green recovery as a golden opportunity to kick-start a green transformation and drive innovation at all levels and across all sectors, thus enhancing urban safety, resilience and inclusiveness, boosting green growth, and achieving coordinated, healthy, and high-quality sustainable urban development.

IOI HQ partnered with Maltese company Computime  for a CSR/Ocean Literacy/Citizen Science outreach beach event
IOI partnered with local company Computime to carry out an Ocean literacy and citizen science-style event where the aim was to combine the sharing of Ocean knowledge with the collection of scientific information by interested laypersons among Computime staff.