IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange: Sixteenth Session
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The Sixteenth Session of the IOC Committee on IODE was attended by nearly 100 participants from 37 countries and a number of partner organizations. The Committee recommended specific support to the IODE Regional Coordinators. In view of the success of the “Pilot Project on the Revision of MEDI” the Committee recommended to (i) make the MEDI a permanent IODE programme; (ii) establish a Steering Group for MEDI; and (iii) include the MEDI software tool in IODE training activities and capacity building products/projects. The Committee recognized the importance for IODE, through its data centres, to actively participate in the planning of marine scientific and monitoring programmes. The Committee thus recommended the establishment of a Steering Group on Establishment, Maintenance and Strengthening of Co-operation between IODE and Research and Monitoring Programmes. The Committee welcomed the establishment of JCOMM and decided that a constructive relationship should be established b.....