Discover Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) Catalogue for Ocean related web-based sources/systems of Data

In January 2019, the programme International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) launched the first prototype of the IOC Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS) ‘Catalogue of Sources’ which is going to contribute to the objectives of the Agenda 2030, and in particular the UN Decade for Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

The ODIS Catalogue of Sources:

  • aims to be an online browsable and searchable catalogue of existing ocean related web-based sources/systems of data and information as well as products and services.
  • should not be confused with data portals or even metadata systems: it does NOT provide access to ocean observation metadata or data (no links to data sets) but GUIDES you to sources where you can find these.

There are currently 328 sources catalogued in the system.


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 Scientific Conference will take place on 18 and 19 February 2019. The main theme will be the UN Decade of Science for Sustainable Development which will be implemented between 2021 and 2030.  As one of the goals of the Decade will be to provide ocean science, data and information to inform policies for a well-functioning ocean, IODE will be expected to play a key role in the Decade. 


AIMS.FAO.ORG is looking forward towards creating awareness of the work done in Open AccessOpen Data, Open Science through dialogue, capacity development, collaboration and diversity, - in this way science can be advanced much faster, addressing the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

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