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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  • Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices to enable Interoperability in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. 

    Pearlman, Jay; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Bushnell, Mark; Delgado, Claudia; Hermes, Juliet; Heslop, Emma; Hörstmann, Cora; Isensee, Kirsten; Karstensen, Johannes; Lambert, Arno; Lara-Lopez, Ana; Muller-Karger, Frank; Munoz Mas, Cristian; Pearlman, Francoise; Pissierssens, Peter; Przeslawski, Rachel; Simpson, Pauline; van Stavel, Jordan; Venkatesan, Ramasamy (2021)
    The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Ocean Decade) challenges marine science to better inform and stimulate social and economic development while conserving marine ecosystems. To achieve these ...
  • Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop IV, 18; 21-25 & 30 Sep 2020 [Online]: Proceedings, Volumes 1 & 2. 

    Simpson, Pauline; Pearlman, Francoise; Pearlman, Jay (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2021)
    The 4th Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop was held online during the period 17-30 September 2020, addressing community needs for advanced method development and implementation in ocean observations, ...
  • Perspectives on Documenting Methods to Create Ocean Best Practices. 

    Hörstmann, Cora; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Simpson, Pauline; Pearlman, Jay; Waite, Anya M. (2021)
    This perspective outlines how authors of ocean methods, guides, and standards can harmonize their work across the scientific community. We reflect on how documentation practices can be linked to modern information ...
  • Briefing for Ocean Best Practices System advocates during UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development meetings held at National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India on 10th January 2020. 

    Pearlman, Jay; Thurston, Sidney (National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, India, 2020)
    The session on ocean best practices was held as part of UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development (2021-2030) on 10thJanuary 2020.The meeting was attended by 75 Participants from 19Countries viz India, ...
  • Disrupting data sharing for a healthier ocean. 

    Pendleton, Linwood H.; Beyer, Hawthorne; Estradivari; Grose, Susan O.; Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove; Karcher, Denis B.; Kennedy, Emma; Llewellyn, Lyndon; Nys, Cecile; Shapiro, Aurelie; Jain, Rahul; Kuc, Katarzyna; Leatherland, Terry; O’Hainnin, Kira; Olmedo, Guillermo; Seow, Lynette; Tarsel, Mick (2019)
    Ocean ecosystems are in decline, yet we also have more ocean data, and more data portals, than ever before. To make effective decisions regarding ocean management, especially in the face of global environmental change, we ...
  • Planning a Sustainable Future for Earth’s Oceans. 

    Van Stavel, Jordan; Karstensen, Johannes; Hermes, Juliet; Pearlman, Jay (2020)
    Ocean experts are engaged in a long-term effort to envision, develop, and implement best practices for meeting today’s needs while preserving ocean resources for future generations.
  • The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship. 

    Wilkinson, Mark D.; Dumontier, Michel; Aalbersberg, IJsbrand Jan; Appleton, Gabrielle; Axton, Myles; Baak, Arie; Blomberg, Niklas; Boiten, Jan-Willem; Bonino da Silva Santos, Luiz; Bourne, Philip E.; Bouwman, Jildau; Brookes, Anthony J.; Clark, Tim; Crosas, Mercè; Dillo, Ingrid; Dumon, Olivier; Edmunds, Scott; Evelo, Chris T.; Finkers, Richard; Gonzalez-Beltran, Alejandra; Gray, Alasdair J.G.; Groth, Paul; Goble, Carole; Grethe, Jeffrey S.; Heringa, Jaap; ’t Hoen, Peter A.C.; Hooft, Rob; Kuhn, Tobias; Kok, Ruben; Kok, Joost; Lusher, Scott J.; Martone, Maryann E.; Mons, Albert; Packer, Abel L.; Persson, Bengt; Rocca-Serra, Philippe; Roos, Marco; van Schaik, Rene; Sansone, Susanna-Assunta; Schultes, Erik; Sengstag, Thierry; Slater, Ted; Strawn, George; Swertz, Morris A.; Thompson, Mark; van der Lei, Johan; van Mulligen, Erik; Velterop, Jan; Waagmeester, Andra; Wittenburg, Peter; Wolstencroft, Katherine; Zhao, Jun; Mons, Barend (2016)
    There is an urgent need to improve the infrastructure supporting the reuse of scholarly data. A diverseset of stakeholders—representing academia, industry, funding agencies, and scholarly publishers—have come together to ...
  • Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop III, 02– 03 December 2019, UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE, Oostende, Belgium: Proceedings. 

    Simpson, Pauline; Pearlman, Francoise; Pearlman, Jay (IOC-IODE : GOOS and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Oostende, Belgium, 2020)
    The oceans play a key role in global issues such as climate change, food security, and human health. Given their vast dimensions and internal complexity, efficient monitoring and predicting of the planet’s oceans must be ...
  • Towards a Best Practice for Developing Best Practices in Ocean Observation (BP4BP): Supporting Methodological Evolution through Actionable Documentation, 

    Horstmann, Cora; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Simpson, Pauline; Pearlman, Jay; Karstensen, J.; Waite, Anya M. (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2020)
    In this document, we provide details on how to best use the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) templates, thus allowing greater discovery, machine readability, sharing and understandability of methods and best practices ...
  • Best Practices Document Template: Ocean Applications, Version 6. 

    Ocean Best Practices System (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange(IODE) for Ocean Best Practices System, Oostende, Belgium, 2020)
    This Best Practice document template including metadata recommendations is provided by the Ocean Best Practices System as suggested content and format for the creation of new Best Practice documents for ocean applications ...
  • Best Practices Document Template: Data Management, Version 6. 

    Ocean Best Practices System (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange(IODE) for Ocean Best Practices System, Oostende, Belgium, 2020)
    This Best Practice document template is provided by the Ocean Best Practices System as recommended content and format for the creation of new Best Practice documents for data management. This is version 6 created with the ...
  • Best Practices Document Template: Sensors. Version 6. 

    Ocean Best Practices System (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange(IODE) for Ocean Best Practices System, Oostende, Belgium, 2020)
    This Best Practice document template including metadata recommendations is provided by the Ocean Best Practices System as suggested content and format for the creation of new Best Practice documents for sensors, Instruments, ...
  • SDG Indicator 14.4.1 - Fish stocks sustainability. [Training course] 

    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (FAO e-Learning Centre, Rome, Italy, 2019)
    This course focuses on SDG Indicator 14.4.1 - Fish stocks sustainability: “Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels”. It introduces basic fisheries concepts and definitions, illustrates some technical ...
  • IQOE ‐ Inventory of existing standards for observations of sound in the ocean. Draft. Version 06 April 2018. 

    International Quiet Ocean Experiment WG on Standardization (International Quiet Ocean Experiment, 2018)
    The overview below presents international and national standards relevant for observations of sound in the ocean
  • Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices and Standards for the Next Decade. 

    Pearlman, Jay; Bushnell, Mark; Coppola, Laurent; Karstensen, Johannes; Buttigieg, Pier Luigi; Pearlman, Francoise; Simpson, Pauline; Barbier, Michele; Muller-Karger, Frank E.; Munoz-Mas, Cristian; Pissierssens, Peter; Chandler, Cyndy; Hermes, Juliet; Heslop, Emma; Jenkyns, Reyna; Achterberg, Eric P.; Bensi, Manuel; Bittig, Henry C.; Blandin, Jerome; Bosch, Julie; Bourles, Bernard; Bozzano, Roberto; Buck, Justin J. H.; Burger, Eugene F.; Cano, Daniel; Cardin, Vanessa; Charcos Llorens, Miguel; Cianca, Andrés; Chen, Hua; Cusack, Caroline; Delory, Eric; Garello, Rene; Giovanetti, Gabriele; Harscoat, Valerie; Hartman, Susan; Heitsenrether, Robert; Jirka, Simon; Lara-Lopez, Ana; Lantéri, Nadine; Leadbetter, Adam; Manzella, Giuseppe; Maso, Joan; McCurdy, Andrea; Moussat, Eric; Ntoumas, Manolis; Pensieri, Sara; Petihakis, George; Pinardi, Nadia; Pouliquen, Sylvie; Przeslawski, Rachel; Roden, Nicholas P.; Silke, Joe; Tamburri, Mario N.; Tang, Hairong; Tanhua, Toste; Telszewski, Maciej; Testor, Pierre; Thomas, Julie; Whoriskey, Fred (2019)
    The oceans play a key role in global issues such as climate change, food security, and human health. Given their vast dimensions and internal complexity, efficient monitoring and predicting of the planet’s ocean must be ...
  • The Law of the Sea: Marine Scientific Research. A revised guide to the implementation of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 

    United Nations (United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea Office of Legal Affairs, New York, 2010)
    The 1991 Guide “Marine Scientific Research: A Guide to the implementation of the relevant provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea” advises States of the means by which articles in the Convention could ...
  • Installation of autonomous underway pCO2 instruments onboard ships of opportunity. 

    Pierrot, D.; Steinhoff, T. (NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, Florida, 2019)
    The oceans are the largest sustained sink of anthropogenic carbon with a flux into the ocean of about 2.4 1015 grams, or 2.4 gigatons, of carbon annually, thereby partially mitigating the rapid increase of this climate-forcing ...
  • Collaboration in the Ocean Sciences: best practices and common pitfalls. 

    Briscoe, M.G (2008)
    As collaboration among ocean scientists becomes more necessary and common, those who attempt to plan, organize, and implement joint research projects are discovering that collaboration is more difficult than they first ...
  • Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices Workshop II, 04– 06 December 2018, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Paris, France: Proceedings. 

    Simpson, Pauline; Pearlman, Francoise; Pearlman, Jay (UNESCO/IOC/IODE for the AtlantOS/ODIP/OORCN Ocean Best Practices Working Group, Oostende, Belgium, 2019)
    It is important to appreciate that ocean observing is more than just taking observations at sea. Only by considering a need for observing and by making sure that information (including observations) can be merged into a ...
  • Environmental Data Management Best Practices - basic concepts. Version 1. 

    St Lawrence Global Observatory (St Lawrence Global Observatory, Rimouski, Québec,Canada, 2015)
    Overview of environmental data management principles, methods and resources intended for SLGO members and partners in order to provide basic notions to contribute to better understanding of the data life cycle and to foster ...

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