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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Works: 2,271 works in 3,488 publications in 2 languages and 19,680 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, isb, Other, Cartographer, Publisher, Organizer of meeting
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Oceans 2020 : science, trends, and the challenge of sustainability by J. G Field( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of essays analyzing the state of the world's oceans and identifying key issues for sustainable development
Integrated coastal and ocean management : concepts and practices by Biliana Cicin-Sain( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management was conceived to address the difficult problem of managing among overlapping jurisdictions, competing coastal and ocean uses, and sensitive environments. Developed in conjunction with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO, and the International Year of the Ocean, this volume is a practical guidebook for managers, policymakers, and activists who are seeking to build support for, develop, and implement functional, effective Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) programs. It is also valuable for students who wish to understand the background and mechanics of such programs
Tsunami newsletter( )

in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Workshop on the Phenomenon known as "El Niño", Guayaquil, Ecuador, 4-12 December 1974 by Workshop on the Phenomenon Known as El Niño( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquatic sciences and fisheries abstracts( )

in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surviving a tsunami : lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan : eyewitness accounts of the Pacific Ocean tsunami associated with the giant Chilean earthquakes in 1960 and 2010 by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains true stories that illustrate how to survive—and how not to survive—a tsunami. It is meant for people who live, work, or play along coasts that tsunamis may strike. Such coasts surround most of the Pacific Ocean but also include some coastal areas of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and Mediterranean seas. Although many people used to call tsunamis "tidal waves," they are not related to tides but are rather a series of waves, or "wave trains," usually caused by changes in the level of the sea floor during earthquakes. Tsunamis have also been caused by the eruption of coastal and island volcanoes, submarine landslides, and oceanic impacts of large meteorites. During the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that killed 227,000, tsunamis reached heights 50.6 meters (166 feet) above sea level in Sumatra, Indonesia. In the 2011 Japan Tsunami that killed 17,000, waves reached 38.9 meters (127.6 feet) above sea level and flooded kilometers inland. The stories in this book were selected from interviews with people who survived a Pacific Ocean tsunami in 1960 as well as the 2010 Chilean earthquake and tsunami. Many of these people contended with the waves near their source, along the coast of Chile. Others faced the tsunami many hours later in Hawaii and Japan. Most of the original interviews in Circular 1218 were done decades later in the 1980s and 1990s. The new accounts included in this publication (p. 7 and 8) were compiled between 2009 and 2010 (p. 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 19). Also new to this edition is information regarding earthquake sources that can generate tsunamis in Central America and South America, including the Caribbean (p. 4). The stories provide a mixed bag of lessons about tsunami survival. Some illustrate actions that reliably saved lives—heeding natural warnings, abandoning belongings, and going promptly to high ground and staying there until the tsunami is really over. Others describe taking refuge in buildings or trees or floating on debris—tactics that had mixed results and can be recommended only as desperate actions for people trapped on low ground
Marine pollution monitoring (petroleum) : proceedings of a symposium and workshop held at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Md., May 13-17, 1974 by Marine Pollution Monitoring (Petroleum) Symposium and Workshop( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruun memorial lectures by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antarctic Ocean and resources variability by D Sahrhage( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject of the book, considering the study of the interactions between atmospheric forces, water masses, and living resources in the Southern Oceans, is not only of scientific interest but also of practical importance, especially for the management of the resources and the protection of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. What is known on the variability in the Antarctic ocean circulation and what are possible causes for such variations? To what extent and how does this variability influence primary productivity, zooplankton, and in particular, the distribution and abundance of krill? What are the subsequent effects on krill predators, such as seals, penguins, fishes and squid? The book reviews present knowledge and encourages further work in this field
Coastal zone space : prelude to conflict? by Edward D Goldberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Decade of Ocean Exploration, IDOE, 1971-1980 by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission technical series by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific diving : a general code of practice by World Confederation of Underwater Activities( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceanographic products and methods of analysis and prediction by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive plan for the global investigation of pollution in the marine environment and baseline study guidelines by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports and studies by IMO/FAO/UNESCO/WMO/WHO/IAEA/UN/UNEP Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution( )

in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquatic sciences and fisheries abstracts( )

in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River inputs to ocean systems by United Nations Environment Programme( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Oceans 2020 : science, trends, and the challenge of sustainability
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnesco

al- Laǧna ad-Daulīya al-Ḥukūmīya li-ʿIlm al-Muḥīṭāt

al- Laǧna ad-Duwalīya al-Ḥukūmīya li-ʿIlm al-Muḥīṭāt


C.O.I. (Commission oceanographique intergouvernementale)


COI (Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental)

COI (Commission oceanographique intergouvernementale)

Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental

Comissão Oceanográfica Intergovernamental

Comission Oceanográfica Intergovernamental.

Commission océanographique intergouvernementale

Commission oceanographique intergovernementale.

Commissione oceanografica intergovernativa


I.O.C. - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Intergovernamental Oceanographic Commission.

Intergovernmental oceanographic commission

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission organization


IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Komisi Oseanografi Antarpemerintah


M.O.K. (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission)

Mezhpravitelʹstvennai︠a︡ okeanograficheskai︠a︡ komissii︠a︡

Mežpravitel'stvennaja Okeanografičeskaja Komissija


MOK (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission)

Oceanographic Commission

Seifukan Kaiyōgaku Iinkai

Starptautiskā Okeanogrāfijas komisija

Unesco Comisión Oceanográfica Intergubernamental

Unesco. Comissão Intergovernamental Oceanográfica

Unesco Commission océanographique intergouvernementale

Unesco Intergovernmental oceanographic commission


Unesco. Mezhpravitel'stvennai︠a︡ okeanograficheskai︠a︡ komissii︠a︡

UNESCO. Mezivládní oceánografická komise

Unesco Mežpravitel'stvennaja Okeanografičeskaja Komissija

Unesco Oceanographic Commission

Unesco. Seifukan Kaiyōgaku Iinkai

Ủy ban Hải dương học Liên chính phủ

Межправительственная океанографическая комиссия

Міжурядова океанографічна комісія ЮНЕСКО

セイフカン カイヨウガク イインカイ


English (193)

Spanish (1)

Integrated coastal and ocean management : concepts and practicesScientific diving : a general code of practice