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Report of the First ODINAFRICA-II Ghana National Workshop; 15-16 August 2002
(2002). Report of the First ODINAFRICA-II Ghana National Workshop; 15-16 August 2002. Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI): Ghana. 30 pp.

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    The first ODINAFRICA-II National Workshop was held at the auditorium of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI), Accra, Ghana on 15th and 16the August 2002. The aims of the workshop were to: (i) Launch the ODINAFRICA II project in Ghana; (ii) Inaugurate the National Oceanographic Data and Information Centres (GODC); (iii) Update information available on the oceanographic activities of the institutions and organizations in Ghana; (iv) Adopt Data Policies and Procedures; end (v) Define the roles and responsibilities of the GODC.A total of 47 people, mainly from the institutions and organizations of the Ghana National Commission for Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission (GNC/IOC) and other stakeholders, participated in the workshop. The agenda and list of participants for the workshop are attached as Annexes 1 and 2 respectively. The workshop was divided into plenary and discussion sessions. Papers were presented during the plenary sessions followed by questions and contributions after each presentation. Four discussions groups were constituted to deliberate on data policies and procedures and GODC roles and responsibilities. Each group discussed six selected points on the data policies and procedures and all of the roles and responsibilities. The group later presented their comments during the plenary sessions.Presented in the report are the salient points of the presentations and relevant comments raised. Also presented in the report are the adopted GODC Data Policies and Prodedures and the GODC roles and responsibilities.

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