30 June 2020

With enthusiastic responses from 21 Member States of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS), the Capacity Assessment of Tsunami Preparedness Status Report 2018 highlighted considerable progress across all components of the IOTWMS, including the operational tsunami service framework in the Indian Ocean comprising of 3 Tsunami Service Providers (Australia, India, Indonesia) and National Tsunami Warning Centres of 25 Member States.

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30 June 2020

On the occasion of World Hydrography Day, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to facilitate the complete mapping of the global ocean floor by 2030, has announced the inclusion of 14.5 million square kilometres of new bathymetric data in the latest GEBCO Grid. Nearly a fifth of the world’s entire ocean floor has now been mapped, with the new data equating to an area twice the size of Australia.

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26 June 2020

Funded by the Government of Iceland and run in partnership with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the Fisheries Training Programme promotes the sustainable use and management of living aquatic resources in less developed countries.

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25 June 2020

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Global Partnership on Nutrient Management (GPNM), the IOC-SCOR GlobalHAB Programme and the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP) Task Team on Sargassum to organize a series of webinars on Sargassum in the Caribbean and West Africa.

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23 June 2020

COVID-19 threatens to create an ocean data blindspot that could disrupt weather forecasts and hamper our understanding of climate change, according to UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

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22 June 2020

While the impact of climate change and anthropogenic factors across the Central African coastal zone is not uniform, a new technical report by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) identifies common challenges and calls for a cooperative approach and unified framework for tackling coastal vulnerability in the region.

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18 June 2020

The world’s leading organizations for ocean and climate sciences, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) marked this year’s World Oceans Day (8 June) with a celebration of twenty years of partnership delivering innovative and impactful solutions in operational oceanography and marine meteorology.

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15 June 2020

On the occasion of World Oceans Day (June 8th), UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) organized the first Virtual Ocean Literacy Summit, with the support of the European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Ocean Wise and Experiential Atelier*.

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28 May 2020

Regional guidelines for tsunami warning services, evacuation and sheltering during the COVID-19 pandemic are now available to ensure the safety of vulnerable coastal communities from ocean hazards while minimizing the risk of viral contagion.

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