With a strong regional presence in Africa, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Western Pacific, the IOC provides field expertise in all ocean basins, and works in cooperation with UN and international partners to coordinate ocean-related activities in 148 Member States.
For nearly 60 years, UNESCO’s IOC has developed a strong outreach capacity to mobilize national policy makers, scientific institutions and civil society toward conserving ocean health; coordinating early warning systems for ocean hazards such as tsunami; ensuring ecosystem resilience to climate change; and constantly developing knowledge of emerging ocean issues. The Global Ocean Science Report, IOC-UNESCO's flagship publication, provides every five years a worldwide stocktaking of national ocean science capacities.
The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice, in collaboration with various Venetian and national institutions including CNR-ISMAR and Veritas, is organizing a clean-up day for plastic waste that, incidentally or voluntarily abandoned, invade vast lagoon areas as well as the channels of the historic centre of Venice.
The initiative is of a purely civic and educational nature, without any political connotation and open to every single individual or associations that intend to adhere on a personal or collective basis.
« Récifs coralliens, un enjeu pour l’humanité » restitue le travail du photographe Alexis Rosenfeld et d’Alexie Valois, journaliste. Il témoigne de la beauté de ces joyaux de biodiversité, il présente les missions de suivi scientifique, et insiste sur l’importance, pour chacun de nous, de préserver les récifs coralliens de tous les océans.