08-July-2016: ETDMP-V report published

the 5th Session of the JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practives (ETDMP-V) was held at the IOC project Office for IODE in Oostende, Belgium between 22-24 June 2016. The meeting reviewed progress since the previous session held in 2014, in particular the work of the Task Team on the Ocean Data Standards project Task for the IODE Ocean Data Portal and Task team for Metadata. The Session further adopted a work plan for the next inter-sessional period. REPORT HERE


04-July-2016: Lists IODE national coordinators updated

The lists of IODE national coordinators (for data management and for marine information management) have been updated. Those who did not reply to our direct emails that were sent as from 13 June 2016 have been removed from the lists. There are now 63 IODE national coordinators for data management (down from 78) and 31 IODE national coordinators for marine information management (down from 45). For all those who were removed as well as to other IOC member states who have not designated IODE national coordinators an official letter will be sent to IOC contact points asking them to designate IODE national coordinators.

30-Jun-2016: IFREMER publishes French Oceanographic Cruises Report of 2015

Ifremer/Sismer ( is pleased to present the “French Oceanographic Cruises Report of 2015”. 

It can be downloaded from: in IFREMER's ARCHIMER ( document repository.

13-Jun-2016: bi-annual update of IODE national coordinators and ADU contact points

Today the IODE Secretariat sent out an email to all IODE national coordinators for data management and for marine information management as well as ADU contact points This exercise is carried out every two years in order to ensure contact information is kept up-to-date. Contacted experts are invited to inform the Secretariat whether they are still IODE national coordinator. Deadline for response is 1 July 2016. Those who have not responded will unfortunately need to be removed. Later in 2016 an IOC Circular Letter will be sent to all IOC Member States who currently do not have IODE national coordinators to designate them as soon as possible so the Secretariat can effectively communicate with all IOC member states in matters related to ocean data and information management.

17-Jun-2016: IODE polls community for GOSR

Today the IODE Secretariat opened an online survey to obtain information on the status of ocean data and information capacity and services among its global community of NODCs, ADUs and IODE national coordinators. The information will be used for the first edition of the Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR). It will assist local and national governments, academic and research institutions, as well as international organizations and donors, in making informed decisions, e.g. on future research investment. In brief, the GOSR will inform of where the science capacity exists to address present marine environmental challenges. The overall content of the report will be partly quantitative and qualitative in nature. It is proposed that for the first iteration of the Global Ocean Science Report, it should be structured around a number of thematic chapters, which will summarize information about the status of ocean research, investment in research infrastructure and human capacity, as well as...

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IODE Steering Group for the OceanDocs Project, 4th Session
22 - 24 August 2016
MIAMI, United States

OTGA-INVEMAR: Curso de Tecnologías de la Información – SIG Aplicado al Medio Marino y Costero
22 - 26 August 2016
Santa Marta , Colombia

Second Preparatory Committee meeting on UNCLOS/Conservation and sustainable use of Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
29 August - 9 September 2016
United States

2016 Session of the ASFA Advisory Board
12 - 16 September 2016
Hanoi, Vietnam

GOOS across panel meeting
16 - 17 September 2016
Oostende, Belgium

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