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19 Feb 2019
25th Session of the IOC Committee on Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange
19-22 February 2019 | Tokyo, Japan


The 25th Session of the IODE Committee will be held in Toko, Japan between Tuesday 19 and Friday 22 February 2019. The Session will be preceded by a one day Scientific Conference on Monday 18 February 2019. 


The events will take place at the IINO HALL AND CONFERENCE CENTER.

The Iino Building is directly connected to the Kasumigaseki Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line) and only 3 minutes walk from the Toranomon Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line), located by a quiet government office district in the heart of Tokyo. You may have a pleasant walk in an adjacent park, Hibiya Park. Also, you can enjoy shopping in the Ginza area that is just within a walking distance.

All information on the Session and Scientific Conference will be added to the web page as soon as it becomes available.



IODE is the programme International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) - a EurOcean Cooperating Member - of UNESCO and 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.

The IODE system forms a worldwide service oriented network consisting of DNAs (Designated National Agencies), NODCs (National Oceanographic Data Centres), RNODCs (Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centres) and WDCs (World Data Centres – Oceanography). During the past 50 years, IOC Member States have established over 80 oceanographic data centres in as many countries. This network has been able to collect, control the quality of, and archive millions of ocean observations, and makes these available to Member States.

The main objectives of the IODE Programme are:

  • To facilitate and promote the discovery, exchange of, and access to, marine data and information including metadata, products and information in real-time, near real time and delayed mode, through the use of international standards, and in compliance with the IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy for the ocean research and observation community and other stakeholders;
  • To encourage the long term archival, preservation, documentation, management and services of all marine data, data products, and information;
  • To develop or use existing best practices for the discovery, management, exchange of, and access to marine data and information, including international standards, quality control and appropriate information technology;
  • To assist Member States to acquire the necessary capacity to manage marine research and observation data and information and become partners in the IODE network;
  • To support international scientific and operational marine programmes, including the Framework for Ocean Observing for the benefit of a wide range of users.

IODE Website

IOC Website