OceanTeacher Global Academy: Delivering IOC capacity development

IOC's OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) is a global network of Regional and Specialised Training Centres delivering training on ocean sciences, services and marine and information data management (including marine biodiversity data and ocean best practices) relevant to the IOC Programmes and contributing to the UN Ocean Decade, using the OceanTeacher e-Learning Platform.

The OceanTeacher e-Learning Platform enables the sharing of standardised, quality training contents in a coordinated framework, whilst allowing the use of different languages as well as local/regional case studies. It is a comprehensive web-based training platform that supports classroom training (face-to-face), blended training (combining classroom and distance learning), and online (distance) learning.

Courses cover a range of topics related to the IOC programs, contributing to the IOC Mandate and the implementation of the IOC Capacity Development Strategy, enabling equitable participation of all IOC Member States and IOC Programs.

The OceanTeacher Network of Regional and Specialised Training Centres

The OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) Project established a global network of Regional and Specialised Training Centres (RTCs and STCs) to deliver customised training for ocean experts and professionals to increase national and regional capacity in coastal and marine sciences, services and management.

Through its implementation, the OTGA Project contributes to the following SDGs:

SDG4: Quality Education

SDG5: Gender Equality

SDG9: Innovation and Infrastructure

SDG10: Reducing Inequalities

SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG13: Climate Action

SDG14: Life Below Water

The OceanTeacher Global Academy is a Project of IOC/IODE supported by the Flanders-UNESCO Trust Fund for Science (FUST) of the Government of Flanders, Kingdom of Belgium.

The OceanTeacher Global Academy is an endorsed action under the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE located in Oostende, Belgium, is certified as a Learning Services Provider (ISO 29990:2010).


email: ioc.training@unesco.org