This website publishes information on the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's work, which aims to help UN member states manage ocean and coastal resources effectively. It and coordinates programmes in marine research, hazard mitigation and capacity building. The website provides links to news articles; access to publications, such as a blueprint for ocean and coastal sustainability; and links to resources, relevant organisations and events. It is part of UNESCO and has a specialist branch devoted to the Western Pacific region (WESTPAC).


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