IOI-CANADA is a leading member of the
worldwide network of
International Ocean Institute (IOI)
centres and focal points. Our mission is to promote
responsible ocean governance and the stewardship and sustainable use of
coastal and ocean resources in Canada and around the world.
Please explore this website to learn more about our activities
You can also download our six-page
brochure for more
information on IOI-Canada, and the latest issue of the
Alumni News (Dec. 2017).
- IOI-Canada's interdisciplinary
TRAINING PROGRAMME on Ocean
Governance: Policy, Law and Management
with over 720
alumni since 1981. This year's course ran
May-20th July, attended by 20 participants from Canada, China, Cuba,
Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, St Kitts & Nevis,
Vincent & the Grenadines and Tanzania.
- Publication of
The Future of Ocean
Governance and Capacity Development - Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Mann
Borgese (1918-2002) with a PUBLIC PANEL AND BOOK
LAUNCH held 1st November at Dalhousie University.
MANN BORGESE OCEAN LECTURE
- held in
honour of IOI's founder and in celebration of World Oceans Day (8th
June). The 2018 EMB Lecture -- a panel on PEACE AND EQUITY IN
GOVERNANCE - POSSIBLITY OR PIPE DREAM? -- was the
first in a special
of three ocean governance lectures in Halifax marking the
Elisabeth's birth, together with a display and volume of essays
her legacy. For details, see EMB @ 100: Marking the
Centenary. The second lecture (21st September) featured Dr Nele Matz-Luck
speaking on PEACEFUL OCEANS? THE ROLE OF
DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN OCEAN GOVERNANCE. See the lecture abstract.
The final lecture (4th October) focused
on GOVERNING OCEAN PLASTICS: BETWEEN ACTION AND
with Dr Jan-Stefan
Fritz, University of Bremen, Germany,
and German Marine Research Consortium, Belgium, presented in
conjunction with Dalhousie University's
ESS Lecture Series.