IOCARIBE of IOC-UNESCO International Ocean Sciences Conference

Monday, 6 May 2019

La Cabaña Beach Resort and Casino, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 250, Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba

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The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO established in 1960 as a body with functional autonomy within UNESCO, is the only competent organization for marine science within the UN system. The purpose of the Commission is to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity-building, in order to learn more about the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas and to apply that knowledge for the improvement of management, sustainable development, the protection of the marine environment, and the decision-making processes of its Member States.

IOCARIBE is the IOC of UNESCO Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions and is responsible for the promotion, development and co-ordination of IOC marine scientific research programmes, the ocean services, and related activities, including training, education and capacity development. In establishing its programmes, it takes into account the specific interests and needs of the Member States in the region. The fifteenth session of the IOC (of UNESCO) Sub-commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions will be hosted by Aruba (The Kingdom of the Netherlands) from 6 to 10 May, 2019. Within the framework of IOCARIBE XV the IOCARIBE of IOC UNESCO International Ocean Sciences Conference will take place 6th May 2019 with three main topics: Session I: Sargassum, other Harmful Alga and Oil Spills – their impact in the Region Session II: Coral Reefs, Biodiversity and Climate Change Session III: Ocean Acidification.