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Name
UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Project Office for IODE (IOC-IODE)
Native name
UNESCO, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Project Office for IODE
Address
Wandelaarkaai 7
Zipcode
B-8400
City
Oostende
Country
Belgium
Phone
+32 59 34 21 34
Fax
+32 59 34 01 52
Email
p.pissierssens@unesco.org
Centre Website
https://www.iode.org/

organisation profile

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.

The IODE system forms a worldwide service oriented network consisting of DNAs (Designated National Agencies), NODCs (National Oceanographic Data Centres), RNODCs (Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centres) and WDCs (World Data Centres – Oceanography). During the past 50 years, IOC Member States have established over 80 oceanographic data centres in as many countries. This network has been able to collect, control the quality of, and archive millions of ocean observations, and makes these available to Member States.

The main objectives of the IODE Programme are (revision IODE-XXII, March 2013):

(i) To facilitate and promote the discovery, exchange of, and access to, marine data and information including metadata, products and information in real-time, near real time and delayed mode, through the use of international standards, and in compliance with the IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy for the ocean research and observation community and other stakeholders;
(ii) To encourage the long term archival, preservation, documentation, management and services of all marine data, data products, and information;
(iii) To develop or use existing best practices for the discovery, management, exchange of, and access to marine data and information, including international standards, quality control and appropriate information technology;
(iv) To assist Member States to acquire the necessary capacity to manage marine research and observation data and information and become partners in the IODE network;
(v) To support international scientific and operational marine programmes, including the Framework for Ocean Observing for the benefit of a wide range of users.

 

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
1149
Collating centre
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Belgian Marine Data Centre (MUMM-BMDC)
Latest update
8 January 2018 11:48:11 AM