Three international institutions have announced an African Package for climate-resilient ocean economies at the ongoing COP22 in Marrakech. They are the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Bank and African Development Bank. The package, which is in the form of technical and financial assistance, is to mobilise $500-900…

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NATO has ended Operation Ocean Shield after a sharp drop-off in attacks by Somali pirates. The Royal Danish Air Force carried out the last Indian Ocean surveillance missions for NATO.The NATO operation had been one part of a highly successful coordinated international response to the threat of piracy…

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Training is a key activity of the IOI global network. The Institute's flagship interdisciplinary training programme has been conducted at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia each summer since being initiated by Elisabeth Mann Borgese in 1981. This two-month programme on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Managementemphasises the…

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Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, IOC-UNESCO
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The 22nd session of Conference of Parties (COP 22) held in Morocco brought global delegates from different countries and sectors to discuss Global Climate Action. This year’s Ocean Action day was held on 12th November, 2016 had support from UNESCO-IOC…

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The oceans of the Earth can exist without us. If we humans become extinct, they won’t even notice we’re gone. We, however, simply cannot exist without our oceans. We need them. They are the primary life support system on Earth, the lungs, climate regulator, and ultimate food factory — connected…

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Queensland’s environment minister has flagged concerns that the agency tasked with protecting the Great Barrier Reef is running as a “shell of its former self” amid the underfunding of a cornerstone program.Steven Miles called on the federal government to fast-track an extra $1.65m for the main “on-water” management…

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