IOI ( is preparing and implementing a new Capacity Development strategy on Ocean and Regional Governance with special emphasis on developing countries. This includes five training centres in Brazil, Canada, Malta, South Africa and Thailand... Through its programmes, the IOI Network promote sustainable use of ocean space and resources through awareness creation, education, information dissemination, research and community initiatives. Through the organization of a series of Leadership Seminars, IOI identifies the implications of sustainable development with a focus on regional seas.

IOI has thousands of alumni of its training programmes worldwide, many of whom are in influential, decision-making positions in their home countries or the UN system. Alumni databases are maintained through IOI-Canada and IOI headquarters in Malta. .

The OceanLearn programme of IOI organizes courses on a variety of topics such as marine protected areas, biodiversity & tropical coastal tourism, managing marine pollution, ocean governance, etc.


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