2022 was another year full of activity for the IOI with the main thrust of the IOI programmes and activities shaped by two main aspects. In the first place, the year was dedicated by the IOI Governing Board and Network to the commemoration and celebration of the achievements of 50 years since the IOI was established by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1972. Secondly, the new Ocean-focussed impetus and energy that arising from an increasingly global recognition of the importance of the Ocean and its links to Climate modulation, generated interest and new opportunities for Ocean communities world-wide, not least the IOI.
Our gratitude and appreciation are due to the Ocean Science and Research Foundation for their longstanding and generous support; to the global IOI family who propose and implement the rich programmes of the IOI; and to other sponsors and supporters without whom IOI could not have achieved its ambitious programmes. I personally owe a debt of gratitude to the IOI Governing Board, the staff at IOI HQ and the IOI global network for the tireless work, support and encouragement.
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Managing Director, IOI HQ