About Us

News and Events



Elisabeth Mann Borgese

EMB Lecture


Contact IOI-Canada


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 including:

  • IOI-Canada's interdisciplinary TRAINING PROGRAMME on Ocean Governance: Policy, Law and Management with over 720 alumni since 1981.  This year's course ran from 23rd May-20th July, attended by 20 participants from Canada, China, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Tanzania.

  • ELISABETH 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 OCEAN GOVERNANCE - POSSIBLITY OR PIPE DREAM? -- was the first in a special series of three ocean governance lectures in Halifax marking the 100th anniversary of Elisabeth's birth, together with a display and volume of essays marking her legacy. For details, see EMB @ 100: Marking the Centenary.  The second lecture, held on 21st September, featured Dr Nele Matz-Luck speaking on PEACEFUL OCEANS?  THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN OCEAN GOVERNANCE. See the lecture abstract. The final lecture at 7.00 on 4th October 2018 focuses on GOVERNING OCEAN PLASTICS: BETWEEN ACTION AND ANARCHY with Dr Jan-Stefan Fritz, University of Bremen, Germany, and German Marine Research Consortium, Belgium (Ondaatje Theatre, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue).  This is presented in conjunction with Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability as part of their ESS Lecture Series.
You can also download our six-page brochure for more information on IOI-Canada, and the latest issue of the Alumni News (Dec. 2017).


Last updated: 3rd October 2018