Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

Short Description

 The programme "International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) of the "Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission" (IOC) of UNESCO was established in 1961. Its purpose is 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.

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Summary Role

 IODE, through its Capacity Building tool – OceanTeacher ( –, will provide and host training courses, mainly focused on Marine Data Management.