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|Title: ||IOC-Sida-Flanders-MCM Third Workshop on Ocean Data Management in the IOCINCWIO Region (ODINEA project)|
|Other Titles: ||Organized in cooperation with: Chief Directorate for Marine & Coastal Management of South Africa (former Sea Fisheries Research Institute)|
|Corporate Author: ||IOC for UNESCO|
|Issue Date: ||1999|
|Series: ||Workshop Reports|
|Abstract: ||The third regional workshop on Ocean Data Management for the IOCINCWIO region was held at
the Marine and Coastal Management Department (former Sea Fisheries Research Institute) in Cape
Town, South Africa from 29 November to 10 December 1999. The objectives of the workshop, which was organized within the framework of the Ocean Data and Information Network in Eastern Africa
(ODINEA) project funded by IOC, Sida and Flanders were: (i) review the progress made in development
of NODCs and DNAs in the IOCINCWIO region, (ii) provide in-depth data management training, (iii)
develop work plans for ODINEA for the year 2000.
The first workshop held in Mombasa, Kenya in 1997 was designed to provide training on the fundamentals of PC operations with standard computer utilities and Microsoft programmes (Excel, Access and QuickBasic). In addition to further exploration of these programmes, the participants were introduced to other programmes for in-depth quality control and analysis of data as well as new technologies for data dissemination during the second workshop also held in Cape Town in 1998 (IOC Workshop Report No. 154).
By the end of 1998, all the participating institutions had received computer equipment and software to enable them to start the development of their data centres. Most of them were also provided with some seed money for operational expenses in early 1999. This workshop therefore provides an opportunity to assess the development of the centres, identify hitches or constraint that arose during the course of the year, and suggest remedial measures that need to be taken to ensure that the data centres are operational.|
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