IODE Quality Management Framework for National Oceanographic Data Centres and Associate Data Units (Revised edition).
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Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
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The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)1 programme of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO2 maintains a global network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU) responsible for the collection, quality control, archive, and online publication of many millions of ocean and marine observations which are made available to Member States. In addition, it coordinates a network of marine information (library) managers. The IODE Committee has long held the view that there is a need for a quality management framework to ensure that NODCs and ADUs are established and operate according to defined principles, including adherence to agreed standards and the requirements of the IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy. This will ensure NODCs and ADUs are able to provide data of known quality to meet the requirements of a broad community of users. The Twenty-second Session of the IODE Committee (IODE-XX.....
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides;67 (Revised edition)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
CitationIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO ( 2019) IODE Quality Management Framework for National Oceanographic Data Centres and Associate Data Units (Revised edition). Paris, France, UNESCO, 34pp. (IOC Manuals and Guides 67, rev. ed.) (IOC/2013/MG/67Rev.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1740