IOC-UNESCO
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France
Established: 1960
http://www.ioc-unesco.org/
Organisation type: United Nations Entity
Geographical scope: Global
Member countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D\'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic People\'S Republic Of, Korea, Republic Of, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of, Viet Nam, Yemen
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Organisation’s vision:

Organisation’s mission:

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):

Healthy ocean ecosystems and sustained ecosystem services
Effective early warning systems and preparedness for tsunamis and other ocean-related hazards
Increased resiliency to climate change and variability and enhanced safety, efficiency and effectiveness of ocean-based activities through scientifically-founded services, adaptation and mitigation strategies
Enhanced knowledge of emerging ocean science issues

Keywords

Activities

  • Data management, interoperability, sharing, access, open data policies
  • International law, policies, conventions
  • Ocean literacy/public outreach
IOC-UNESCO
grants observer/participant/member status to
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
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grants observer/participant/member status to
Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana
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endorses
Iodysseus Iodysseus
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collaborates with
REV Ocean REV Ocean
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collaborates with
Ocean Data Foundaton Ocean Data Foundaton
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grants observer/participant/member status to
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
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grants observer/participant/member status to
Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
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uses data from
Scottish Association for Marine Science Scottish Association for Marine Science
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collaborates with
Worldrise ONLUS Worldrise ONLUS
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grants observer/participant/member status to
Society for Underwater Technology Society for Underwater Technology
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collaborates with
Future Earth Coasts Future Earth Coasts
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has observer/participant/member status with
Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
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collaborates with
Oceanic Research Institute Oceanic Research Institute
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collaborates with
Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study
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collaborates with
GEO Blue Planet GEO Blue Planet
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collaborates with
Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
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has observer/participant/member status with
International Hydrographic Organization International Hydrographic Organization
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collaborates with
Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project
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collaborates with
International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group
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grants observer/participant/member status to
Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean
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has observer/participant/member status with
Group on Earth Observations Group on Earth Observations
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is a parent of
Global Ocean Observing System Global Ocean Observing System
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collaborates with
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research