The majority of IOC Member States are developing countries or countries in economic transition. The IOC Capacity Development Programme aims at assisting Member States in acquiring the necessary (human) capacity to equitably participate in IOC activities and to enable them to sustainably develop and manage their coastal areas
IOC has established 3 regional sub-commissions that have a strong and self-driven Capacity Development focus. IOC also adopted its Capacity Development Strategy 2015-2021. The strategy has 6 expected outputs. IOC aims at assisting Member States with implementing these. In addition IOC is embarking on the development of the Ocean InfoHub which will allow discovery of and access to a wide variety of information and data, contributing to Capacity Development.
IOC Capacity Development