Ocean Data and Information Network for the Caribbean and South America Regions (ODINCARSA): Report of Activities 2005-2006 and Proposed Work Plan 2007-2008.
Martinez Güingla, Rodney
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ODINCARSA was set up primarily as a mechanism for assessing the current and potential state of development of national data centers and to create the means for mutual capacity building in South America and the Caribbean. It further sought to develop a cooperation network for managing and exchanging oceanographic data and information within these regions. ODINCARSA is a network which is integrated by 19 IOC Member States: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. After, 5 years of activity and limited resources, ODINCARSA has achieved several milestones which can be summarized as follows. - To put the Ocean Data and Information Management as a relevant issue at National level in most of 60% of Member countries mostly allocated n South America. - To establish and keep active a huge regional network integrated by more than 60 National Instituti.....