• First ODINCARSA Planning Workshop for Caribbean Islands: organized with the sponsorship of: Coastal Zone Management Unit of Barbados Christ Church, Barbados 15-18 December, 2003.

      IOC for UNESCO; IOC for UNESCO (UNESCO, 2004)
      The First ODINCARSA Planning Workshop for the Caribbean Islands was held in Christ Church, Barbados between 15 and 18 December 2003, co-sponsored by the Coastal Zone Management Unit of Barbados. The workshop was attended by participants from eight countries in the Caribbean. The meeting reviewed the ocean data and information management capacity available in this region, identified needs and capacity building requirements, and prepared a comprehensive work plan and timetable to develop a regional cooperative network for the management of oceanographic data and marine information on the basis of the experience of the ODINCARSA project in South America.
    • IOC-CEC-ICSU-ICES Regional Workshop for Member States of Eastern and Northern Europe (Global Oceanographic Data Archeology and Rescue [GODAR] Project), World Data Centre B, Oceanography Obninsk, Russian Federation 17-20 May 1993.

      IOC for UNESCO (UNESCO, 1993)
      The GODAR Workshop held in Obninsk, Russian Federation, from 17-20 May 1993, was a result of the IOC Assembly decision to have the first regional workshop for eastern and northern Europe in the Russian Federation, taking into account the availability of the unique datasets in the region, particularly in Russia, Poland and the Ukraine, and the real danger of losing them. This Workshop was seen as the first and most urgent step in the development of GODAR in a wide and global perspective. It is expected that this Workshop will be followed by other similar regional workshops in different parts of the world, facilitating international exchange of data under the IODE umbrella. The purpose of the Workshop was to make data available to the wide international community in order to build global oceanographic databases for different fields of application, including global change and climate studies, world ocean research and global ocean monitoring, and to help in the capacity building of national, regional and global infrastructures. The desired outcome was to assess the state of data holdings in the region, to identify common goals and problems with data preservation, and to recommend implementation steps and approaches to solve these problems. The Workshop was also considered as a start for laying the groundwork for a major upgrading of the entire regional ocean data management system, a major step in the development of a region wide ocean data system modernization programme.
    • IODE Steering Group for Ocean Teacher (SG-OT), Second Session, 11-15 April 2011

      IOC for UNESCO (UNESCO, 2011)
      The IODE Steering Group for the IODE Ocean Teacher was established during IODE-XVI to support the IODE Resource Kit Project. The IODE OceanTeacher is a follow-up to the Resource Kit and Ocean-PC and a complement to IODE data and information management capacity building activities. During its Second Session the Steering Group reviewed the current status of OceanTeacher and Ocean Teacher Academy, noting that substantial developments have occurred since the last meeting and making OceanTeacher an important tool for capacity building. A SWOT analysis of the current situation was performed. The possibility of further exploring online tools was discussed with a distance-learning expert. The list of currently available training courses was examined, and how to make it a training resource for other organisations, thus OceanTeacher becoming a service provider in ocean-related capacity building in the future. The Steering Group also discussed future surveys on training needs and gaps and developed a comprehensive list of topics for training. The OceanTeacher website and Classroom were extensively discussed and a list of improvements was outlined. The Steering Group also drafted a strategic long-term plan for the next 5 years, bearing in mind the changing training needs and funding sources.
    • SCOR/IODE/MBLWHOI Library Workshop on Data Publication UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France 2 April 2010 UNESCO

      IOC for UNESCO (IOC Project Office for IODE, 2010-05-05)
      A meeting was convened by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Marine Biological Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library (MBLWHOI Library) on 2 April 2010 to advance the two use cases that had been developed over the past two years by the SCOR/IODE activity on data publication. Increased access to data is becoming increasingly important to stimulate data reuse and to get data into the public domain, where it can contribute to discussions of important science issues, including the ocean’s role in climate change and the global carbon cycle, marine biodiversity, fisheries, harmful algal blooms, and others. The meeting noted progress in the two use cases, on publishing data related to traditional journal articles and data held by data centres, and made plans for future cooperation between data centres and libraries.