IOC's Vision

That strong scientific understanding and systematic observations of the changing world ocean climate and ecosystems shall underpin sustainable development and global governance for a healthy ocean, and global, regional and national management of risks and opportunities from the ocean.

IOC's High Level Objectives

The IOC is working to achieve its Vision through the following High-Level Objectives:

  • Healthy ocean ecosystems and sustained ecosystem services;
  • Effective early warning systems and preparedness for tsunamis and other ocean-related hazards;
  • Increased resiliency to climate change and variability and enhanced safety, efficiency and effectiveness of all ocean-based activities through scientifically-founded services, adaptation and mitigation strategies;
  • Enhanced knowledge of emerging ocean science issues.