15-April-2015: IODE Job Vacancy: IODE Web Developer

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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

msc basrahThe 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...

08-April-2015: Pictures taken at 10th celebration event on 16 March now available

Thiode celebratione pictures taken on 16 March during the 10th anniversary celbrations of the establishment of the IOC project office for IODE (Oostende) which took place in Bruges, Belgium, are now available HERE.

8-April-2015: IODE-XXIII pictures available

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The photographs taken at IODE-XXIII (17-20 March) are now available from HERE.


31-March-2015: IODE-XXII Summary Report available


The Summary Report of the 23rd Session of the IODE Committee is now available. The IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange held its Twenty-third Session (IODE-XXIII) at the Provincial Court, Brugge, Belgium between 17 and 20 March 2015. The Session was preceded by the 10th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the IOC Project Office for IODE, established in Oostende, Belgium in April 2005. The IODE Session was attended by 105 participants from 40 IOC Member States and 10 Organizations. The Session adopted 4 decisions and 5 recommendations. The decisions establish inter-sessional working groups to (i) propose a re-structuring of IODE; (ii) revise the IOC strategic plan for oceanographic data and information exchange; and (iii) create an IOC communication and outreach strategy for data and information management, and also to formally establish OceanTeacher Global Academy as an IODE project. The 5 recommendations concern ODINBlackSea, the...

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