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The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), established in 1960 as a body with functional autonomy within UNESCO, is the only competent organization for marine science within the UN system.
The purpose of the Commission is to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity-building, in order to learn more about the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas and to apply that knowledge for the improvement of management, sustainable development, the protection of the marine environment, and the decision-making processes of its Member States. In addition, IOC is recognized through the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the competent international organization in the fields of Marine Scientific Research (Part XIII) and Transfer of Marine Technology (Part XIV).
30 August 2016 - 20 June 2017
IOC Contribution to the work of the General Conference Working Group on the Governance, Procedure and Working Methods of the Organization
17 October 2016 - 19 June 2017
Sixth Session of IOC Regional Committee for Central Indian Ocean
22 - 25 April 2017
Kuwait City 13036, Kuwait
International Marine Science Conference - IOCARIBE 35th Anniversary
24 - 25 April 2017
ICES-IOC Working Group on Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics
25 - 28 April 2017