Prague (Czechia) The 78th IOM Council meeting took place from 6 to 10 June 2022 in Prague. Some participants took part in a video-conference form. The IOM Council meeting was chaired by Mr. P. Kavina, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Czech Republic. The topic of the meeting was organizational, legal and scientific issues related to the activities of the organization. Mr. D. Kúšik was appointed a member of the IOM Council as a Plenipotentiary Representative of the Slovak Republic. During the meeting, the Director General’s report on the activities of the organization was presented, the work plan and budget for 2023 were discussed, including planned scientific sea expedition. The next meeting of the Council will take place in Poland, Szczecin, from 29 November to 2 December 2022.