Results of the IODE Priority Survey (polled 17 September – 11 October 2004)
In view of the ongoing review of IODE, the planned development of an IOC data management strategy and the preparations of the JCOMM strategy it is important that the IODE data and information management community thinks about the prioritization of IODE activities and projects. There are currently a significant number of global and regional projects. Some of these are funded through donors but many require IOC funding. As the funding for IODE for the UNESCO regular programme is not likely to increase it is necessary to reflect on which projects IODE can afford to continue and which ones may need to end. Through the survey all IODE data managers and information managers were given an opportunity to express their opinion.