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.
02-Nov-2013: BCO-DMO established as IODE ADU
The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO), hosted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States has been formally established as an IODE Associate Data Unit (ADU) on 2 November 2013. The BCO-DMO was created in late 2006, by combining the formerly independent data management offices for the U.S. GLOBal Ocean ECosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) and U.S. Joint Global Ocean flux Study (JGOFS) programs. BCO-DMO staff members work with investigators to serve data from research projects funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) Geosciences Directorate (GEO) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections and Polar Programs (PLR) Antarctic Sciences Organisms & Ecosystems Program (ANT). Since 2006, researchers have been contributing new data to the BCO-DMO data system. As the data from new research efforts have been added to the data previously shared by U.S. GLOBEC and U.S. JGOFS researchers, the...
28-Nov-2013: IIOE2 Reference Group meets in Qingdao
The Reference Group of the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE2) met in Qingdao, China between 20-21 November 2013 to discuss the way forward with the planning for this important new initiative. The idea for a 2nd Indian Ocean Expedition was launched by SCOR in 2011 recognizing that that 1st expedition took place 50 years ago and this led to the establishment of our IOC (and IODE). During its 27th Session the IOC Assembly decided that it was appropriate for the IOC, in collaboration with SCOR and IOGOOS to further develop a proposal for the IIOE-2 in commmoration of the 50th anniversary of the IIOE-1 and that a Draft Resolution should be prepared for the 2014 Session of the IOC Executive Council, including relevant documentation on IIOE-2 activities to be carried out between 2015-2020. IODE was represented at the Qingdao meeting by Peter Pissierssens. He gave a presentation on IODE and OBIS, highlighting the IOC Data Policy, the need for a Data Management Plan, the IODE...
03-Oct-2013: IODE Associate Data Unit launching
At IODE-XXII the concept of the IODE Associate Data Unit was adopted through Recommendation IODE-XXII.16.The IODE Associate Data Unit is intended to bring in the wider ocean research and observation communities as key stakeholders of the IODE network, taking into account the growth of ocean research and observation programmes and projects, and the ability of these projects to establish data systems. ADUs can be projects, programmes, institutions or organizations that manage oceanographic data. ADUs will not replace NODCs but should contribute to the objectives of NODCs. Full information on the ADUs and how to apply to become an ADU can be found on http://www.iode.org/adu . From that web page you can also download the application form.
The IODE Meeting & Training Centre
Caribbean Marine Atlas Review and Planning Meeting
10 - 13 December 2013
Miami, United States
ODINAFRICA Ocean Data Portal training-of-trainers course
16 - 20 December 2013
22 - 24 January 2014
2014 IODE Officers Meeting
27 - 28 January 2014
ODINWESTPAC Regional Workshop
24 - 28 February 2014