The Summary Report of the 23rd Session of the IODE Committee is now available. The IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange held its Twenty-third Session (IODE-XXIII) at the Provincial Court, Brugge, Belgium between 17 and 20 March 2015.
The Session was preceded by the 10th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the IOC Project Office for IODE, established in Oostende, Belgium in April 2005. The IODE Session was attended by 105 participants from 40 IOC Member States and 10 Organizations. The Session adopted 4 decisions and 5 recommendations. The decisions establish inter-sessional working groups to (i) propose a re-structuring of IODE; (ii) revise the IOC strategic plan for oceanographic data and information exchange; and (iii) create an IOC communication and outreach strategy for data and information management, and also to formally establish OceanTeacher Global Academy as an IODE project. The 5 recommendations concern ODINBlackSea, the est ablishment of the OceanExpert project, the establishment of the IODE project for an international quality controlled ocean database (IODE-IQuOD), the establishment of the IODE pilot project expanding OBIS with environmental data (OBIS-ENV-DATA) and the IODE work plan and budget 2015-2017. The Committee elected Ms Cynthia Chandler (USA) and Mr Yutaka Michida (Japan) as IODE Co-Chairs.
The report can be downloaded here.