• IODE Group of Experts on Technical Aspects of Data Exchange, eight session

      IOC; IODE (UNESCO, 2000)
      During their 8th Session, the IODE Group of Experts on Technical Aspects of Data Exchange reviewed the achievements made during the previous intersessional period. The Group also adopted a comprehensive workplan and medium-term objectives for GETADE that include: (i) Develop End-To-End Data Management framework strategy and appropriate projects, products and services, based on user requirements; (ii) Develop IODE Global metadata management system; (iii) Develop marine XML as a mechanism to facilitate format and platform independent information, metadata and data exchange; (iv) Develop the IODE Resource Kit as a marine data and information management reference tool for scientists and data/information managers; (v) Organize integrated national and regional level capacity building projects and programmes, linking equipment, training and operational activities; and (vi) Develop a high-quality IODE web presence and IODE Data/Information Management Portal as a mechanism to promote IODE, to reinforce the ‘IODE family’ principle, and to guide users to marine information, metadata and data sources. Seventeen participants attended the Session.