Project Document for the Establishment of the Ocean Data and Information Network for the European Countries in Economical Transition (ODINECET).
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The IOC’s International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) is established to enhance marine research, exploitation and development by facilitating the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating Member States and by meeting the needs of users for data and information products. The official endorsement to proceed with the establishing of a European ODIN for Eastern countries was given by IODE at its XVIII meeting, following the suggestion in the 2005 GEMIM report to IODE. During the IODE/EURASLIC workshop on the European Countries in Economic Transition (ECET) ODIN initiative (27-28 October 2005, IODE Project Office in Oostende, Belgium) it was decided that the Coordinating Group would prepare a concept document (this document) that describes the way the European ODIN will be started and proposes a list of activities for 2006. In the first stages, this network will focus on aquatic information management mainly, building on the already existi.....