IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, Eighteenth Session, Kursaal, Ostend, Belgium, 26-30 April 2005
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The IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange held its Eighteenth Session (IODE-XVIII) at the Kursaal, Ostend, Belgium between 26 and 30 April 2005. The Session was attended by 59 delegates from 31 Member States, 15 representatives of organizations, programmes and projects, and 5 observers. The Session was preceded by the official inauguration on 25 April 2005, of the IOC Project for IODE, based in Ostend, Belgium which was attended by Mr. Jean Vandecasteele, Mayor of the City of Ostend, Mrs Fientje Moerman (Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Economy, Enterprise, Science, Innovation and Foreign Trade), Dr Patricio Bernal (on behalf of Mr Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO), Mr. Johan Vande Lanotte, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Budget and Public Enterprise and Minister of the North Sea, Mr. Paul Breyne, Governor of West-Flanders and President of the Board of Directors of the Flanders Marine .....