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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 


16-Jul-2014: Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit establishes ADU

czmu barbadosThe Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) is a specialized government agency focused on coastal conservation through shoreline monitoring, stabilization and enhancement. This is achieved through multidisciplinary activities inter alia: coral reef monitoring, evaluation of all coastal development applications from the Town and Country Development Planning Office (TCDPO), routine beach erosion and accretion monitoring, oceanographic monitoring, routine updating of the inventory of coastal structures, the regulation of marine research, public education on coastal management, and coastal conservation project designs and management. The organization features of three technical departments (Coastal Planning, Coastal Engineering and Marine Research) as well as a Project Execution Unit, and has an overall staff compliment of 35. The CZMU, is dedicated to advancing the knowledge, use, development, conservation and management of the coastal zone of Barbados and its resources. Currently, the...

16-Jul-2014: Ukrainian Scientific centre of the Sea establishes ADU

ukrscesThe Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (USCES) has been designated as an IODE Assciate Data Unit (ADU) on 15 JUly 2014. It is the main institution of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine in the field of marine ecological researches. USCES – is an unique institution of all state ecological systems of monitoring within the Black and Azov Seas, which provides a whole complex of tasks of ecological monitoring. The main task of UkrSCES is scientific and practical providing of realization of public policy of Ukraine in relation to the protection, rational use and rehabilitation of natural resources in the Black and Azov Seas basin, and also provides implementation of international obligations of Ukraine, in relation to marine aspects. It serves several online databases and GIS services online through its web site and  - more HERE

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Upcoming Events

IOC Training Course and Certification on Identification of Harmful Marine Algae (2014)
11 - 23 August 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

Caribbean Marine Atlas Phase 2 - Kickoff meeting
25 - 29 August 2014
Miami, United States

Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
1 - 4 September 2014
Apia, Samoa

40th IAMSLIC Conference
14 - 19 September 2014
Noumea, New Caledonia

RDA Fourth Plenary Meeting
22 - 24 September 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands (The)

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