Manual on international oceanographic data exchange.
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
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The purpose of this manual (see Part I), is to assemble in convenientform forthe guidance and use of practising oceanographers the various documents concerned with the assembly and disssemination of oceanographic data of all kinds. The full and expeditious exchange of data is the core of meaningful scientific co-operation. Investigatioqs of phenomena and processes of global dimensions, such as those occurring in the ocean and atmosphere, are particularly dependent on the pooling of data from various sources. on a regional basis has been operated successfully for many years by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. The programme of the International Geophysical Year made necessary the creation of a world-wide system. Thus WorldData Centres A and B (Oceanography) were established in Washington and Moscow, their operations being financed by the United States and the USSR. These centres, together with those in other disciplines, are responsible to the.....