IOI Training Programmes on Ocean Governance Globally


Since 1981 the IOI has conduced and managed training and capacity building programmes in Ocean Governance. The ocean governance content covers contemporary approaches to coastal and ocean management, with an emphasis on moral, ethical and legal values (equity and peaceful uses of the ocean) under the governance architecture of UNCLOS and related international instruments and agreements. The IOI has trained about 4000 young practitioners from developing countries and countries in transition. The portfolio of regular training courses offered today includes:

Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management

Offered in Canada at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Master of Arts in Ocean Governance

Offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the IOI in Malta

Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas

Offered in Malta


Ocean Governance Training Programme for Africa

Offered in Cape Town, South Africa

Sustainable Development and Governance of the Caspian Sea

Organised in partnership with the Caspian Sea Institute in Turkmenistan

Ocean Governance for the Western Pacific Region

Organised in partnership with the National Marine Data and Information Service (NMDIS) in Tianjin, China


Regional Ocean Governance Framework, Implementation of UNCLOS and its Related Instruments in the SE Asian Seas and the Indian Ocean

Offered in Thailand

Ocean Governance, Ocean Sciences and Geoethics

Offered in Latin America & the Caribbean countries