IOI-SA Recent Activities

IOI-SA Joins the Safeguard our Seabed Coalition

The IOI-SA has joined the Safeguard our Seabed Coalition. The Safeguard our Seabed Coalition's goal is to pursue a moratorium on bulk marine sediment mining until, at minimum, appropriate impact studies have been conducted and a strategic environmental assessment has been concluded. Until these assessments have been done, there is no way to know what the possible knock-on effects of bulk marine sediment mining on established and renewable industries, such as fisheries and tourism.

2015 Course in Ocean Governance For Africa

2015 Ocean Governance Course TeamThe course schedule was intensive and we are grateful to the many lecturers that gave up their time to deliver presentations of a very high standard. The participants appreciated the opportunity to engage with these experts and enthusiastically took full advantage of opportunities for discussion and debate. The field trips that were scattered through the schedule provide the participants a change of scenery, a chance to stretch their legs and visit some of the world-famous C

The 2015 Course in Ocean Governance, was run in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI), from the 14th September to the 9th October 2015. The course was attended by 19 delegates, representing eight African countries. The participants came from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds. Lectures were delivered by over 40 regional and local experts and each week included at least one field trip to a local point of interest.

IOI-SA at the 8th Conference of the Parties for the Nairobi Convention

The 8th Conference of Parties for the Nairobi Convention was held in June in Mahe, Seychelles. The theme of the conference was "Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 35 years". The Regional State of the Coast Report, Western Indian Ocean, was launched at the conference. IOI-SA Associate, Lynn Jackson, was one of the contributing authors of the report.

IOI-SA Participates at the Abidjan COP 11

IOI-SA made a splash at Abidjan Convention's eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP). The theme of the conference, "Promoting Blue Growth in Africa", focused on creating new strategies, visions and partnerships that would improve West Africa's Marine Environment. IOI-SA, with support from IOI's President, Anwi Behnam, played a major role shaping the meeting’s outputs and discussions.

IOI-SA set to host Marine Invasive Species EDRR Workshops in March

The International Ocean Institute - Southern Africa (IOI-SA), in collaboration with SANBI, will be holding a series of workshops on early detection and rapid response for marine invasive species. These initial workshops are to be held in the coastal provinces, and will seek local and national input towards the process of developing national mechanisms for implementation.

Training course in Ocean Governance for Africa

In August 2013 the IOI-SA is launching the inaugural training course in Ocean Governance for Africa. For more information on this please refer to the course brochure or course application form.

Additional Brochures and Application Forms may also be obtained from:

International Ocean Institute - Southern Africa
C/o SANBI, Kirstenbosch Gardens
P. Bag X7, Claremont 7735
Cape Town, South Africa