OBIS participates in IODE meetings

Submitted by evberghe on Tue, 2011-04-05 10:24

OBIS participated in two meetings of the International Oceanographic Data and Information (IODE) programme of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The meetings were held back to back, in Liège, Belgium. The first meeting, from 21 to 22 March, was a scientific conference celebrating IODE's 50th anniversary; more information on this is available from IODE's web site, here. The second meeting was the 21th Session of the IOC Committee on IODE, from 23 to 26 March. During this meeting, further integration of OBIS in the IODE was discussed. Details of the meeting, including all working documents, are available here.

OBIS is a project of:
IOC-UNESCO
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.