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  • IODE Quality Management Framework for National Oceanographic Data Centres and Associate Data Units (Revised edition). 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2019)
    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) ...
  • Multiple Ocean Stressors: A Scientific Summary for Policy Makers 

    Beusen, Arthur; Boyd, Philip W.; Breitburg, Denise; Comeau, Steve; Dupont, Sam; Hansen, Per Juel; Isensee, Kirsten; Kudela, Raphael M.; Lundholm, Nina; Otto, Saskia; Schwing, Franklin; Tilbrook, Bronte (UNESCO-IOC, Paris, France, 2022)
    The ocean is under cumulative stress from a range of pressures at various scales – local, regional and global. This publication attempts to provide a conceptual overview of multiple ocean stressors, their controls, and ...
  • Lessons learnt and best practices of managing coastal risk from local communities’ perspectives. 

    Garcia, Tiago; Iglesias-Campos, Alejandro I; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC, Paris, France, 2021)
    The objective here is to present how various hazards affecting coastal areas impact the local communities in selected countries, and how these matters are being managed by national, regional and local governmental in ...
  • XBT Operational Best Practices for Quality Assurance, Version 1.0. [GOOS ENDORSED PRACTICE] 

    Parks, Justine; Bringas, Francis; Hanstein, Craig; Krummel, Lisa; Cowley, Rebecca; Sprintall, Janet; Cheng, Lijing; Cirano, Mauro; Cruz, Samantha; Goes, Marlos; Kizu, Shoichi; Reseghetti, Franco (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Climate, Atmospheric Sciences, and Physical Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California, 2021)
    Since the 1970s, EXpendable BathyThermographs (XBTs) have provided the simplest and most cost‐efficient solution for rapid sampling of temperature vs. depth profiles of the upper part of the ocean along ship transects. This ...
  • Solutions for managing cyanobacterial blooms: A scientific summary for policy makers. 

    Burford, M.A.; Gobler, C.J.; Hamilton, D.P.; Visser, P.M.; Lurling, M.; Codd, G.A. (UNESCO-IOC, Paris, France, 2019)
    Algae grow wherever there is water; in oceans, freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and pools. They underpin aquatic food webs, providing nutrition for animals in the system, and along with microbes, are responsible for ...
  • Procedures for Proposing and Evaluating IODE Projects and Activities (2nd Revised edition). 

    Reed, Greg (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2021)
    At its 24th session (2017) the IODE Committee approved the Report of the Inter-sessional Working Group to Propose a Re-structuring of IODE which recommended revising the current structure, projects and activities of IODE ...
  • GlobalHAB: Evaluating, Reducing and Mitigating the Cost of Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium of Case Studies. 

    Trainer, Vera L. (North Pacific Marine Science Organization, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2020)
    Over the last two decades, several efforts have been addressed to compile what is known about the economic impacts of harmful algal blooms (HABs; e.g., Anderson et al., 2000; Hoagland and Scatasta 2006; Huppert and Trainer, ...
  • Guidelines for the study of climate change effects on HABs. 

    Wells, Mark; Burford, Michele; Kremp, Anke; Montresor, Marina; Pitcher, Grant; Richardson, Anthony; Eriksen, Ruth; Hallegraeff, Gustaaf; Rochester, Wayne; Pitcher, Grant; Burford, Michele; Van de Waal, Dedmer; Bach, Lennart; Berdalet, Elisa; Brandenburg, Karen; Suikkanen, Sanna; Wohlrab, Sylke; Hansen, Per; Hennon, Gwenn; Sefbom, Josefin; Schaum, Elisa; Dyhrman, Sonya; Godhe, Anna; Zingone, Adriana; Escalera, Laura; Bresnan, Elieen; Enevoldsen, Henrik; Provoost, Pieter; Richardson, Anthony; Hamilton, David; Anderson, Clarissa; Hense, Inga; Chapra, Steven (UNESCO-IOC/SCOR, Paris, France, 2021)
    Our planet Earth is changing. Marine and freshwater ecosystems are experiencing intense natural and anthropogenic pressures that will generate unforeseen changes in their structure and functioning. The drivers of climate ...
  • MSPglobal International Guide on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning. 

    Iglesias-Campos, Alejandro; Rubeck, Julia; Sanmiguel-Esteban, David; Schwarz, Guido; UNESCO-IOC; European Commission (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2021)
    This guide builds on the inputs, experiences and lessons learned provided by the MSPglobal community through all activities organised or supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the ...
  • Ocean Data Standards, Vol.5: SeaDataNet Cruise Summary Report (CSR) metadata model for Cruise Reporting – XML encoding (including SeaDataNet CSR metadata profile of ISO 19115-2 – XML encoding, V5.2.0). 

    Schaap, Dick M.A.; Tamm, Susanne; Tosello, Vanessa; Boldrini, Enrico; Nativi, Stefano; Fichaut, Michele (IODE/UNESCO, Oostende, Belgium, 2021)
    Proposal to adopt SeaDataNet CSR XML encoding as the reference XML implementation of SeaDataNet CSR metadata model. The SeaDataNet infrastructure, its standards, services and products started to build since the mid-1990s ...
  • Recommendations to promote knowledge exchange and transfer on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning. 

    Cervera Núñez, Cristina; Iglesias-Campos, Alejandro; Quesada da Silva, Michele (UNESCO/IOC, Paris, France, 2021)
    To date, capacity development in Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) has mostly targeted professionals directly involved in the development of MSP plans. However, MSP is a public process that must engage all levels ...
  • Methodology for oceanic CO2 measurements: final report of SCOR Working Group 75 Woods Hole, U.S.A. October 1988. 

    SCOR WORKING GROUP 75 (UNESCO, Paris, France, 1992)
    This report summarizes the results of the deliberations of the SCOR Working Group 75 on methodology for oceanic CO2 measurements at meetings in Hamburg (1983), Lake Arrowhead (19841, Les Houches (1985) and Woods Hole ...
  • Ocean Literacy for All: a toolkit. 

    Santoro, Francesca; Santin, Selvaggia; Scowcroft, Gail; Fauville, Géraldine; Tuddenham, Peter (IOC/UNESCO and UNESCO Venice Office, Paris, France, 2018)
    The IOC-UNESCO Ocean Literacy for All A toolkit is the result of a joint work and contributions of members of this global partnership. It provides to educators and learners worldwide the innovative tools, methods, and ...
  • GOOS Best Practice Endorsement Process. Version 1. 

    Hermes, Juliet; Global Ocean Observing System (Global Ocean Observing System, Paris, France, 2020)
    The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) best practice ‘endorsement’ process has been developed in cooperation with the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS), an Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC joint IODE/GOOS) ...
  • Sargassum and Oil Spills Monitoring Pilot Project for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Workshop, México D.F., México 2 – 4 May, 2018. 

    IOCARIBE of IOC; GOOS Regional Alliance; GEO Blue Planet Initiative (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2018)
    In recent years, the Caribbean region has faced challenges from oil spills and an influx of floating sargassum seaweed. Large-scale oil spill incidents have included an April 2017 spill at Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and ...
  • Quality Control of in situ Sea Level Observations: a Review and Progress towards Automated Quality Control, Vol. 1. 

    Pérez Gomez, Begoña; Aarup, Thorkild; Bradshaw, Elizabeth; Illigner, Julia; Matthews, Andrew; Mitchell, Bill; Rickards, Lesley; Stone, Peter; Widlansky, Matthew (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2020)
    The Global Sea-Level Observing System (GLOSS, https://www.gloss-sealevel.org/) is an international programme conducted under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. GLOSS aims at the ...
  • UNEP/IOC Guidelines on Survey and Monitoring of Marine Litter. 

    Cheshire, A.C.; Adler, E.; Barbière, J.; Cohen, Y.; Evans, S.; Jarayabhand, S.; Jeftic, L.; Jung, R.T.; Kinsey, S.; Kusui, E.T.; Lavine, I.; Manyara, P.; Oosterbaan, L.; Pereira, M.A.; Sheavly, S.; Tkalin, A.; Varadarajan, S.; Wenneker, B.; Westphalen, G. (United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009)
    Globally our awareness of both the pervasiveness and magnitude of marine litter and the associated environmental and social problems is growing (Ribic et al. 1992, ANZECC 1996a, GESAMP 2001, Kiessling 2003, Cho 2005, ...
  • The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book. 

    Marks, Karen; International Hydrographic Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IHO-IOC); General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (International Hydrographic Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IHO-IOC), Monaco, 2019)
    GEBCO aims to provide the most authoritative publicly available bathymetric data sets for the world's oceans. In order to assist and encourage further participation in bathymetric grid development work, GEBCO has created ...
  • The International System of Units (SI) in Oceanography. 

    IAPSO Working Group on Symbols, Units and Nomenclature in Physical Oceanography (SUN). (UNESCO, Paris, France, 1985)
    The report of the IAPSO Working Group introduces the International System of Units (SI) in physical oceanography. The first part is devoted to physical quantities, units and symbols, SI units and basic rules, and specific ...
  • Indicator Methodology for SDG 14.3.1: Indicator description; Metadata template; Data template; Metadata instructions.[ 4 files] 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2019)
    This indicator is based on observations that constrain the carbon system, which are required to capture the variability in ocean acidity at locations providing ocean services. The carbon system in this context refers mainly ...

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