Nasa has announced that the last six months were the warmest on record since 1880.
April, May, June and August were each hotter than they have ever been before, while the month of July was the fourth-warmest it has ever been.

Read more: September 2014 Hottest On Record

Since 30 April 2014, Togo has established a national High Council for the Sea under the direct authority of the President of Togo. The High Council coordinates and helps to define the State’ policies on maritime affairs.

Read more: Togo Council For The Sea

The International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE) was one of the greatest international, interdisciplinary oceanographic research efforts of all time. It began in 1962 and was carried out over several years, with forty-­‐six research vessels participating under fourteen different flags.The IIOE motivated an unprecedented number of hydrographic surveys over the course of the expedition covering the entire Indian Ocean basin.

Read more: 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition

ocean forecastThe Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Institute of Meteorological Training and Research (IMTR) are organizing a workshop on Ocean Forecasting for the Western Indian Ocean from 11-15 August 2014 at the IMTR campus at the Kenya Meteorological Services in Nairobi, Kenya. The purpose of the workshop is to:

 

Read more: Ocean Forecast for the Western Indian Ocean

The winners of the art completion organized by the IOC Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States to mark World Oceans Day and the African ay of Seas and Oceans were announced at a function held at the Conference room of the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa on 25 July 2014 (the Africa Day of Seas and Oceans).

Read more: WINNERS OF IOCAFRICA ART COMPETITION ANNOUNCED.

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