• IOC/IODE-XV/Inf.1

      IOC for UNESCO (1995)
      The Fifteenth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange will be held at the Zappeion Conference Centre, Athens, Greece, located in the city centre, in the commercial and tourist area facing Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is near Plaka (old city) and the Acropolis, 5 mts walk to Syntagma Square (Constitution Square), 10 kms from Athens airport and 10 kms to the port of Pireaus.
    • IODE Handboek

      IOC for UNESCO (1996)
    • IODE-XV

      IOC for UNESCO (1997)
    • Rules of procedure

      IOC; UNESCO (2001)
      In 2000 the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission undertook the revision of its Rules of Procedure to make them compatible with the new Statutes of the Commission adopted in 1999*. The present Rules of Procedure were adopted by the IOC Assembly at its 21st Session on 11 July 2001 through Resolution XXI-4. With the exception relevant to the procedure of adopting resolutions for which a further revision is under way, the text is final and includes a set of technical arrangements for elections as Appendix I and the geographical groupings of IOC Member States as Appendix II.
    • International Marine Data and Information Systems conference IMDIS-2008

      Iona, Sissy; Maillard, Catherine; Tosello, Vanessa (UNESCO, 2008)
      Session 1 – Marine environmental data bases: infrastructures, metadata and data systems Session 2 – Standards and interoperability Session 3 – User Oriented services and products Session 4 - Databases and tools for education
    • International Marine Data and Information Systems Conference (IMDIS 2010), Book of Abstracts

      Fichaut, Michèle; Tosello, Vanessa (UNESCOParis, 2010)
      Session 1 - Data quality issues in Ocean science / Session 2 - Data circulation and Services in Ocean science / Session 3 - Interoperability and standards in Marine Data management / Session 4 - Education in Ocean science / Session 5 - Round table on Future prospective on linking distributed marine data systems
    • JCOMM Management Committee, Eight Session, Paris, France, 16-19 November 2010 - Final Report

      JCOMM (WMOGeneva, 2011)
      Agenda: 1 Organization of the Session 1.1 Opening 1.2 Adoption of the agenda 1.3 Working arrangements 2 Reports by Co-Presidents and Secretariats 3 Intersessional Activities, Plans, and Deliverables 3.1 Programme Areas (PAs) 3.2 Cross-cutting activities within JCOMM 4 Scientific and Technical Support 4.1 Scientific and operational requirements 4.2 Standards, best practices and guides 5 Priority Issues for the Intersessional Period 5.1 WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), WMO Information System (WIS) and IOC/IODE Ocean Data Portal (ODP) 5.2 Maritime Safety Services 5.3 Marine/Oceanographic Hazards 5.4 Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) 5.5 Legacy of the International Polar Year (IPY) and polar observations/services 6 Strategic and Structural Issues 6.1 JCOMM Collaboration with IOC-WMO and External Programmes and Projects 6.2 JCOMM Strategy 6.3 Structural and related management issues 7 Logistical Preparation for JCOMM-IV 8 Any Other Business
    • Third meeting of the Joint Steering Group for the IODE Ocean Data Portal and the JCOMM Pilot Project for WIGOS, Ostend, Belgium, 1-3 November 2010

      IOC Project Office for IODE (WMOGeneva, 2011)
      The third meeting of the Joint Steering Group for the IODE Ocean Data Portal (ODP) and the JCOMM Pilot Project for WIGOS was held at the Project Office of the IOC International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in Ostend, Belgium from 1 to 3 November 2010. The meeting reviewed the status of the WIGOS, including the WIGOS Concept of Operations (CONOPS), the WIGOS test of concept Development and Implementation Plan (WDIP), the WIGOS Development and Implementation Strategy (WDIS), and the status of the WIGOS Demonstration Projects. The meeting also reviewed the status of the JCOMM Pilot Project itself, and addressed outstanding issues, including (i) interoperability of ocean data systems with the IODE Ocean Data Portal and/or the WMO Information System (WIS), (ii) instrument practices and the review of WMO and IOC Technical Publications, (iii) quality management, and (iv) Capacity Building.
    • An overview of IOC current activities in ocean sciences, observations and services

      IOC for UNESCO (UNESCOParis, 2011)
      The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO was founded in 1960 to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity-building, in order to learn more about the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas and to apply that knowledge for the improvement of management, sustainable development, the protection of the marine environment, and the decision-making processes of its Member States. IOC plays a key role as a global broker involving the promotion of science innovation, nurturing programmes, transferring, disseminating and sharing information, data and knowledge, best practices, assessment and scientific services related to Oceanography. This process is done in an inclusive and participatory way, including views of the scientific community, academia, Member States, etc., and including cultural diversity principles. Therefore, the Commission collaborates with international organizations in the field of ocean and coastal area scientific research, observation and related services, and especially with those organizations of the United Nations system which are willing and prepared to contribute to the purpose and functions of the Commission.
    • Status report of IOC Regional Activities

      IOC for UNESCO (UNESCOParis, 2011-06-18)
      The IOC’s Regional Subsidiary Bodies play an important role in the implementation of the Commission’s programmes in the regions. These efforts are complemented by other IOC decentralized offices, and regional networks established by the IOC’s global programmes. The report provides an overview of the status of IOC Regional Activities.
    • Workshop for a new marine climate data system, Hamburg, Germany, 28 November - 2 December 2011

      JCOMM (WMOGeneva, 2012)
      The workshop for a new Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) was held at the Deutscher Wetterdienst in Hamburg, Germany, from 28 November to 2 December 2011. The main goals of the meeting were to discuss the vision for a new MCDS in the next 10 years to better address the WMO-IOC-UNEP-ICSU Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), and the WMO-IOC-UNEP-ICSU Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) marine-meteorological and ocean data requirements for climate monitoring, forecasting, and services, and starting by (i) a modernized Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) delayed-mode data-flow, (ii) the establishment of a network of WMO-IOC Centres for Marine-meteorological and Oceanographic Climate Data (CMOCs) on the model of the trusted ICOADS, and (iii) the integration of the Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centre (RNODC) for Drifting Buoys (RNODC/DB) and the Specialized Oceanographic Centre (SOC) for Drifting Buoys (SOC/DB) to avoid duplication. The workshop clarified the role of the IOC, and particularly the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) in the MCDS, and agreed on a Vision for the MCDS to be submitted to JCOMM-IV for approval. It also agreed on a draft strategy, and initial implementation plan for the MCDS building on existing systems. The workshop further drafted two Recommendations to be submitted to the Fourth Session (JCOMM-IV) of the Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) for approval: • A draft Recommendation on the MCDS and the establishment of CMOCs, with proposed CMOC Terms of Reference, and governance for their establishment; • A Draft Recommendation on the collection of instrument/platform metadata. The workshop welcomed the potential offers from China and USA to establish CMOCs, and proposed templates for statements of compliance and commitment to be submitted to JCOMM according to the proposed governance. It is expected that the two countries will submit Statements of Compliance and Commitment no later than 15 February 2012 to permit their evaluation by the Data Management Coordination Group, and the consideration of their formal establishment by JCOMM-IV. The workshop encouraged other Members/Member States to submit applications (by 15 February 2012 in case consideration by JCOMM-IV is sought). The workshop agreed on general principles for the flow of marine-meteorological and oceanographic data within the MCDS, including the future establishment (or recognition of existing) of Data Acquisition Centres (DACs), Global Data Assembly Centres (GDACs), and CMOCs as an outcome of the Marine Climatological Summaries Scheme (MCSS) modernization. The workshop discussed the recommendations from the ad hoc Task Team on RNODC/DB and SOC/DB integration, and refined the data-flow proposal for drifting buoy data accordingly. The VOS data-flow was also discussed, and agreed upon. These shall be further discussed and elaborated as part of the MCDS strategy, implementation plan, and refinement of the MCDS dataflow.