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Lethal Algae Blooms
11 February 2020

On 3 August 2014, residents of Toledo, Ohio, woke to the news that overnight their water supply had become toxic. They were advised not only to avoid drinking the water…

Hurricane Dorian Impact
6 September 2019

Hurricane Dorian is the fifth tropical cyclone of the season in the Tropical Atlantic, the fourth to become a tropical storm and the first to become a hurricane in 2019.

16 August 2019

On August 15 2019 for the first time an underwater glider was launched off the coast in Dominican Republic waters, 5 miles to the south of Bocachica. The glider will monitor…

Survey Training
8 May 2019

On behalf of the UNDP/GEF CLME+ Project we are requesting the assistance of your membership for the completion of this short survey. …

19 February 2019

WMO Secretary-General, Petteri Taalas, and IOC Executive Secretary, Vladimir Ryabinin, signed new Letter of Agreement between their organizations.

Geneva: At a…

20180809 - News - IOC Brochure
9 August 2018

The IOC is an intergovernmental organization established in 1960. Its purpose is to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity-building, in…

11 April 2018

In a ‘Global Change Biology’ paper, a group of scientists propose using “essential ocean variables” as part of a sustained Global Ocean Observing System. The authors argue such a method can…

20180205 - News - Ocean Literacy for All
5 February 2018

The UNESCO and its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, released “…

Copia de Trinidad Tobago 2016
28 June 2017

A production of the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA), the State of the Marine Environment (SOME) Report 2016 provides a scientifically…