24 August 2020

Announcing its 2020 Awards, the U.S.-based Marine Technological Society presented the Compass International Award for outstanding contributions to the advancement of marine sciences and technology to Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

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20 August 2020

Venkatraipur and Noliasahi in the Odisha State (India) are the first communities in the Indian Ocean region to obtain Tsunami Ready international recognition, the golden standard of tsunami preparedness awarded by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

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16 July 2020

In the context of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), the IOC and the Tara Ocean Foundation have concluded a partnership agreement and will lead joint projects that will contribute to scientific research, international cooperation, data sharing as well as public awareness. This agreement should make it possible to place research and ocean science as essential prerequisite in the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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3 July 2020

It is with deep regret that IOC has to report the passing away of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020.

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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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