The programme "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission" (IOC) of UNESCO was established in 1961. Its purpose is to enhance marine research, exploitation and development, by facilitating the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating Member States, and by meeting the needs of users for data and information products.
29-April-2015: 4th ODIP Workshop - Liverpool, UK
Complete Overview, Agenda, Documents
The 4th ODIP Workshop was held on 20 - 23 April 2015, in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC). The meeting took place at the Studio, Open Labs, lC1 Liverpool Science Park. The Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) project aims to establish an EU/USA/Australia/IOC-IODE coordination platform, the objective of which is to develop interoperability between existing regional marine e-infrastructures in order to create a global framework for marine and ocean data management, and to demonstrate this coordination through several joint EU-USA-Australia-IOC/IODE prototypes that demonstrate effective sharing of data across scientific domains, organizationals and national boundaries. ODIP is funded in parallel by the European Commission, National Science Foundation (NSF)-USA and the Australian Government. The continuation of ODIP has been already funded by the EC from April 2015 - April 2018.
15-April-2015: IODE Job Vacancy: IODE Web Developer
The IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium has a vacancy for a Web Developer. The job descrioption will be as follows: (i) Assist with the development, documenting and maintenance of web-based IODE data and information products, hosted by the IOC Project Office for IODE in Oostende, Belgium; (ii) Assist with the hosting, maintenance and development of geospatial information services for Africa (African Marine and Coastal Atlas) and Latin America (Caribbean Marine Atlas); (iii) Support the European Horizon 2020 project ECOPOTENTIAL (improving future ecosystem benefits through Earth Observations) by contributing to the dataset inventory, data and metadata collection, data quality control, data harmonisation; database development and providing open access and linking data to GEOSS; (iv ) Update, upgrade or patch existing web infrastructure components, as and when required; and (v) Assist with user support and training. More information can be found HERE
13-April-2015: Marine Science Centre, Basrah University, Iraq establishes ADU
The Marine Science Centre of the University of Basrah has been welcomed to the IODE network as an IODE Associate Data Unit (ADU). The Marine Science Centre (MSC) centered at the University of Basrah, has recently celebrated 40 years of operation in southern Iraq. Our environmental and water resources group has a multitude of specializations (biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, ecology) and have been involved in marine and environmental research projects (consulting and academic) for industry, government and international institutions. We are a globally known resource for the Mesopotamian Marshes and are a driving force behind the restoration of the Mesopotamian marshlands. The MSC, through the academic and consulting projects we have completed, has a plethora of baseline, seasonal and annual data related to biodiversity and environmental parameters throughout southern Iraq and the Arabian Gulf. With a specific devotion the Mesopotamian Marshlands, the MSC has collaborated with...
The IODE Meeting & Training Centre
International Training Course on Basic Oceanography
4 - 8 May 2015
Training Course: Improving Wastewater management in coastal cities for safeguarding the health of coastal marine ecosystems in the WIO region
11 - 15 May 2015
INCOIS Training Course on Biological Oceanographic Processes
18 - 22 May 2015
Marine Spatial Planning and Integrated Coastal Zone Management
25 - 29 May 2015
Santa Marta , Colombia
INCOIS Training Course on An Introduction to the Blue Ocean
1 - 12 June 2015