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The objective of OceanTeacher is to provide training tools for Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange. These tools are used during IODE Training Courses but can also be used for self training and continuous professional development. The early prototypes of OceanTeacher were used in various ad-hoc training activities in the late 1990's, but the first version of the current system of resources was initially developed in 2000, during the ODINAFRICA II program. The initial Data Management resources have been extended since that time with training materials on Information Management and specialized training courses such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Very intensive training activities in theframework of regional networks (ODINAFRICA, ODINCARSA, ODINECET, ODINCINDIO) have been based entirely on OceanTeacher. The system continuous to grow and to evolve structurally, to meet current training needs. Areas of special growth have been operational oceanography, geography, geographical information systems and biological oceanography.