IOC Outreach Materials are catalogued and updated here.

Photos, Images, Posters

Photos and Images for use in illustrating outreach materials for IOC and ocean matters are found in many places. Some commercial and some actually operated by the IOC. These material are mostly organized on the IOC Photolibrary. On that site is a comprehensive listing of other sites.

Link to IOC Photolibrary

IOC Photolibrary PDFs of Posters

Link to large list of photo resources


Video about IOC

Videos about IOC are stored in several locations.  Most videos owned exclusively by IOC and UNESCO should be submitted to the UNESCO video archives.  They should be given a keyword to make searching for IOC videos efficient. 

Use the Keywords: IOC Oceans

We suggest adding additional keywords as needed designating the IOC program:  GOOS, JCOMM, Tsunami, Capacity Development, ...

See UNESCO Archives Multimedia

UNESCO also maintains a collection of videos on YouTube, known as the UNESCO TV

UNESCO YouTube Videos

Tsunmai interview with W. Watson-Wright, April 12, 2012

Title & length




Sea change

Short version 00:09:34 focusing on Argo and UNESCO’s monitoring work

Language: EN

The deep circulation of the oceans controls the weather and climate of the earth by moving heat, generating storms and controlling rainfall and droughts. Until very recently the deep ocean remained invisible to scientists, but now the science of our seas is undergoing a revolution, thanks to a vast array of floating oceanic robots known as Argo. The IOC and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) was instrumental in the development of this transformative observing system.

Television Trust for the Environment / UNESCO

Rising Tides


Language: EN, FR

The BBC documentary investigated how two ‘twinned' coastal biosphere reserves, one in the UK and one in Kenya are comparing their mutual challenges and sharing the lessons learnt in trying to find sustainable solutions to local development in the face of climate change.


Preparados para un tsunami

(Added by UNESCO Santiago. 00:05:16, janvier 2011)

Language: ES

Shots with teachers, students and emergency municipality level staff: tsunami preparedness education
Video producido en el marco del proyecto "Aprendizaje y adaptación a Tsunamis en Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Chile", financiado por la Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria de la Comisión Europea - ECHO). Producido por la UNESCO con el apoyo de Save the Children and RSA Seguros, in coordinacion con el Ministerio de Educación de Chile y la Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (ONEMI) de dicho país.




Cities on the Edge

Language: EN

A short documentary film related to the environment of coastal cities / mega cities highlighting the vulnerability of these large settlements due to their high demography and to the impacts of marine related hazards (coastal erosion, storm surges, tsunami, forecasted sea level change) as well as the environmental footprint of large coastal cities on marine ecosystems (degradation of coastal habitats, waste management, emissions, pollution, public health impacts).


Tsunami Teacher

Sample: 00:17:11, Language: En


Tsunami Teacher is a resource toolkit that pulls together a wealth of information on tsunamis that already exists, gathered down decades on individual events and responses to them, and enriched by research and scientific advances.

This training kit contributes to build awareness and capacity to respond and mitigate the impact of tsunamis through the sharing of knowledge, research and best practices

The video content on this kit is more than 5 hours long. It is divided in sections that comprise workshops and evaluations, resource collection, as well as training modules.


People's Leadership in Post-Tsunami Recovery: Lessons from Thailand


language: En and Thai


The local communities along the Andaman coast were devastated by the December 2004 tsunami, they lost lives, properties, fishing tools, their usual activity, and even their local cultures. But they discovered that, with the help of NGOs, agencies and governments, they were able to share views, think and act together, even including the marginal sea gipses to revive the communities livelihood. The lessons served the communities across the country


PTWC animations, models and perspectives

Good animation showing earthquakes/ tsunamis over the globe and comparing events. Not UNESCO video; IOC helped to set up PTWC (1st regional tsunami warning system).

NOAA, PTWC, Nathan Becker, has granted informal permission to use; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Lessons that save lives / lecciones que salvan vidas

(Added by UNESCO Quito. 00:04:55)

Language: EN/ES

Interview of a UK schoolgirl who gave the alert in Puket after learning about tsunamis in school, 2004. Not really branded UNESCO