First ODINAFRICA-III Training Course in Marine Data Management
IOC for UNESCO
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The First IDINAFRICA III Workshop in Marine Data Management was held in Ostend, Belgium, April 11-29, 2005 and was attended by students from eleven African nations, representing the IOCINCWIO (Western Indian Ocean) and IOCEA (Central Eastern Atlantic) regions of the IOC. ODINAFRICA is a data and information project working towards establishing a lasting network of marine and aquatic institutes in Africa. Its headquarters is located at the central United National Environmental Program offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Through its information services to the scientific community, the project aims at promoting the scientific capabilities of this continent. The objectives of the ODINAFRICA project are as follows: a) Provide marine scientists in Africa with the necessary bibliographic and scientific literature. b) Make full use of the scientific literature available in Africa. c) Promote and facilitate communication between marine scientists in Africa. d) Promote and facilitate communication in Af.....