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IOC/WESTPAC co-ordination committee for the North-East Asian Regional-Global Ocean Observing System (NEAR-GOOS), Eight session, Beijing, China, 8-10 December 2003
(2005). IOC/WESTPAC co-ordination committee for the North-East Asian Regional-Global Ocean Observing System (NEAR-GOOS), Eight session, Beijing, China, 8-10 December 2003. IOC Reports of Meetings of Experts and Equivalent Bodies, 205. GOOS Report, 137. ii, 12 + annexes pp.
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    Information handling; Marine

    Recent developments in RRTDB include the introduction of a registration disposal system and provision of new products from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). In RDMDB, the total volume of data is about 10 GB, total number of users, 254, and the number of downloaded files, 10,619. A report on the 6th and 7th NEAR-GOOS Data Management Training Courses included lectures on RRTDB, RDMDB, marine biology and chemistry. In the People’s Republic of China programmes are being carried out to improve marine monitoring network with emphasis on coastal observations, commercial ship operations and telecom systems Its main contributions in the DMDB include: database updating and daily maintenance; development of products; speeding up of network transmission; database application and service; and development and design of more data and graphic products to provide more services to users. Japan’s contribution are included in their reports on the RRTDB, RDMDB, and on the 6th and 7th Regional Data Management Training Courses held at JODC in 21 Oct-1 Nov. 2002 and 10-21 November 2003, respectively. The highlights are given above. In the Republic of Korea KORDIS contains metadata base for promoting oceanographic data and information exchange, the NDMDB for the regional pilot project of GOOS, NEAR-GOOS, and the National ARGO DMDB. KORDI is rebuilding NEAR-GOOS RRTDB to provide data to Korea and other countries in the region. Data are accessible via the Internet: and In the Russian Federation, a special working group on GOOS was established to coordinate and promote national activity under the GOOS project. A version of the RTDB has been created within the website of the Russian Programme, “Integrated System of Information about the World Ocean” (ISIWO), accessible via the internet ( Information from all oceanographic sources is located in the POI website ( More data provided by Pacific Fisheries Research Centre (TINRO centre) and other fisheries research institutes have been added to the database in 2003. The CC members provisionally approved the Strategic Plan for NEAR-GOOS in its second phase. The plan aims to develop a comprehensive and sustained ocean-observing network in the region’s seas and coastal regions. Other important concerns taken up in the meeting include the development of new generation SST products for users and the science community, strengthening relations of NEAR-GOOS with NOWPAP, SEAGOOS, PICES, IGOS, JCOMM, GODAR-WESTPAC, promoting NEAR-GOOS, and holding a “NEAR-GOOS Workshop on Development of Data and Products in Operational Oceanography” to be held in conjunction with the 6th IOC/WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium in China, 19-23 April 2004.

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