Guide for establishing a National Oceanographic Data Centre
This Document is the second revision of the IOC Manuals and Guides No.5. The first edition was published in 1975 and the first revision in 1997. This document deals mainly with oceanographic data management but, as data and information management are increasingly complementary, some attention is also given to marine information management. This Guide is intended as a tool for policy makers at the national level to assist them with the decision-making related to the establishment of national facilities for the management of oceanographic data (and information). It is also intended to be a reference document for national organizations involved in, or planning to be involved in, oceanographic data and information management.