Exhibition: presenting the partners of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

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Throught this exhibition, non-governmental partners of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) present their objectives and common goals.
The exhibition is taking place during the 27th Assembly of IOC-UNESCO.
Since its foundation in 1960, IOC-UNESCO has been promoting international cooperation and coordinating programmes in marine research, observation systems, and capacity development to support its Member States by facilitating the development and sharing of knowledge that is essential to the sustainable management of the marine environment.

The influence of civil society has soared over the past 20 years. Faced with current global challenges that cannot be met by the community of States alone, IOC-UNESCO has grown closer to civil society in order to communicate effectively on ocean-related issues and carry out its mandate relating to the development of international coordination.

Key Partners include:
- The Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing (FNOB) and its Barcelona World Race, promoting research and awareness on ocean issues for a sustainable ocean,
- Océanopolis Brest, a unique Ocean Discovery Park, combining a scientific approach with spectacular settings,
- Nausicaá, an IOC-UNESCO centre of excellence that seeks to raise awareness about sustainable development and is committed to protecting the Global Ocean,
- Sea Orbiter, a project to build a research vessel allowing a 24h/24 exploration on long-term missions of the open sea and the abyss,
- Multi One Attitude Foundation (MOAF), a charitable organization that aims to use sailing as a means for education and awareness of key water and ocean sustainability issues,
- General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), an international group of experts who work on the development of a range of bathymetric data sets and data products,
- World Underwater Federation (CMAS) to develop partnerships between researchers and civil society and involve ocean citizens in monitoring of the marine environment at the local scale,
- Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), which brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering.

A parallel exhibition presents another Partner: Tara Ocean Epeditions.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 25.06.2013 08:00 local time
End 03.07.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Herve-Smadja, Rejane
Organizer SC/IOC
Contact r.herve@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue Foyer UNESCO Fontenoy
Street 7, Place de Fontenoy
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 27th IOC Assembly 26 June - 5 July 2013
Link 2 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
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