Regional Marine Science Organization charts new path after 35 years of support.

“Development of Marine Sciences and future contribution of IOC-IOCARIBE to the Wider Caribbean Region.”

Our Coordinator, Ms. Lorna Inniss attended the IOCARIBE 35th Anniversary – International Marine Sciences Conference from 24-25 April 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.  

The Conference’s theme was “Development & Evolution of Marine Sciences over three Decades and the contribution of IOC-IOCARIBE for the Foreseen Future.” Click here to find out more on the Conference.

The value of oceans has become more central to the global development agenda and ocean data and information is critical to facilitate the region’s ability to adapt to the changing environment.

Conference participants highlighted the value and importance of the IOCARIBE Sub-Commission's work to governments and the general public.  The conference also promoted new partnerships with the international community in oceanography and related sciences and services.

IOCARIBE is a regional subsidiary body of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) covering the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions. It is responsible for the promotion, development and co-ordination of marine scientific research programmes, ocean services, and related activities.

We have collaborated with IOCARIBE on several projects and during the conference shared our experiences and lessons learned.  We will continue to work with IOCARIBE and other regional partners to ensure more effective oceans governance in the Wider Caribbean Region.

In addition, the Fourteenth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (SC-IOCARIBE-XIV)
convened from 26-28 April 2017 in Colombia. Click here for further details.