The establishment and maintenance of International Relations and the production and dissemination of relevant publications are a further core activity of IOI. It supports IOI Training Programmes, i.e. underpin, facilitate and promote IOI´s various Training and Capacity Development activities.


IOI´s website constitutes the primary information base of IOI’s activities and future plans and serves as an archive source for its publications. The site contains electronic archives, including the IOInforma, which is IOI’s electronic news bulletin, information about all IOI Operational Centres and their training and other programmes. The public is invited to register via the IOI website to receive the IOInforma, thus remaining in touch with IOI developments.


The World Ocean Review series is the flag ship publication of IOI. It is published by maribus gGmbH and is the fruit of cooperation between the mare magazine, the Kiel-based Cluster of Excellence “The Future Ocean” and the International Ocean Institute.


For more than 20 years under the senior editorship of the late Professor Elisabeth Mann Borgese, IOI and Dalhousie University Law School have published the Ocean Yearbook. This ongoing publication presents leading-edge articles, reports and reference materials devoted to the issues and concerns affecting the world’s oceans.  


Another yearly publication is the Activities Report of the IOI. Its aim is to share the knowledge and experience gained from operating the institution and its network. A copy of this publication can either be obtained in hard copy from the IOI HQ or downloaded from the IOI website.


Detailed information about these publications may be obtained in the drop down menu under this section (Publications).