9-Sep-2014: IODE VACANCY: Programme Specialist - OBIS project manager

Vacancy for a Programme Specialist/OBIS Project Manager: A vacancy is opened for the prosition of a Programme Specialist (P-3 level) who be be charged with the coordination of planning and implementation of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). The vacancy notice can be consulted fully through

Candidates should apply through the above mentioned URL ONLY. The closing date to apply is 9 November 2014.


1-Sept-2014: Lin LIU started her internship at IODE

profile-picture Lin LIU Ms LIU is currently following an Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Maritime Spatial Planning. Previously she worked as a research engineer in Singapore and Hong Kong on hydrological and environmental modelling based on geospatial and remote sensing data.

During the next 5 months she will contribute to the second phase of the Caribbean Marine Atlas (CMA2) project, in particular related to MSP activities and marine biodiversity (OBIS) in the Caribbean Sea.

CMA2 will contribute to better Integrated Coastal Zone (ICZ) and shared Living Marine Resources (sLMR) Governance and Management in the Caribbean Sea, by providing key stakeholders a gateway to spatial data and information, guides to standards and best-practices and decision-support applications.

Supervisor: Ward Appeltans (IOC-UNESCO/IODE/OBIS)

12-Aug-2014: ITCOOcean Hyderabad and IODE organize course on Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications

ITCOoceanThe Indian National Center for Ocean Information Service (INCOIS) and IOC signed a Memorandum of Agreement in July 2013 for cooperation in conducting training courses at the International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography (ITCOocean) set up by ESSO-INCOIS in Hyderabad, India. The centre will operate as a contribution to IOC’s training and capacity development activities in mainly the Indian Ocean rim countries. It will cooperate with IODE's OceanTeacher Global Academy by providing a regional training centre. ITCOOcean is now organizing the "Ocean Colour Remote Sensing – Data, Processing and Applications" in Hyderabad, India between 10-14 November 2014. More information on the course can be found on There is no course fee charged for the training course. The participants are expected to make their own arrangements for all expenses, including International to and fro travel. However, INCOIS can provide local...

04-Aug-2014: Report of the SG-GTSPP-II meeting available


The Second Session of the JCOMM-IODE Steering Group for the Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Programme (SG-GTSPP-II) was held at the IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium between 17-20 June 2014.


The report of the meeting is available HERE. More information on the meeting agenda and documentation can be found HERE.



17-Jul-2014: Indonesia establishes NODC

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Indonesia announced the establishment of its National Oceanographic Data Centre, which is based at the Badan Informasi Geospasial (Agency for Geospatial Information) in Jalan Raya Jakarta. The IODE national coordinator for data management us Mr Dodi Sukmayadi. More information on the new Centre can be found through the web site and in the IODE web site's NODC/DNA page 


The IODE Meeting & Training Centre



Data: Ocean Data Portal
People: OceanExpert
Learn: OceanTeacher
Biodiversity: OBIS
Video: OceanTeacher-Vimeo



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