IODE publishes revision of "The Ocean Data Standards and Best Practices Review Process"
The programme "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission" (IOC) of UNESCO published a revised version of "The Ocean Data Standards and Best Practices Review Process". This document explains all steps to be taken between the submission of a candidate standard (or best practise) and its approval and publication by IODE and JCOMM.
The ad hoc Session of the Joint JCOMM-IODE Steering Group for the Ocean Data Standards Pilot Project (SG-ODSPP) was convened in Oostende, Belgium in April, 2012 to discuss progress on standards. They recommended that the pilot project transition to a project with strong connections to a catalogue of best practices with the new name Ocean Data Standards and Best Practices (ODSBP) Project. A number of suggestions were made to improve the review process. These suggestions have been incorporated into this document.