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NODC Cooperation with IOC/IODE and ICES
the years an organizational infrastructure has been created to support
the international exchange of oceanographic data. The U.S. National Oceanographic
Data Center (NODC) and its collocated World Data
Center (WDC) for Oceanography, Silver Spring participate in this activity
primarily through cooperation with two organizations.
International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange
The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange*(IODE) system was initiated in 1961. The IODE promotes the adoption of practices intended to facilitate the exchange of marine data internationally. The IODE approach uses task teams, groups of experts, and discipline oriented rapporteurs to deal with specialized problems confronting international oceanographic data and information exchange. Among its accomplishments the IODE has:
Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean Data Centers in Other Countries
Today the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center is one of the national oceanographic data centers or similar organizations in about 50 countries. The data centers in this global network serve as oceanographic data repositories and distribution facilities for their respective countries and cooperate to promote international exchange of oceanographic data. Through participation in the activities and programs of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) they work to coordinate their activities and foster worldwide exchange of scientific data and information.
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