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IOC-WMO-UNEP intergovernmental committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS-VIII), Eighth session, 13-16 June 2007, Paris, France
(2007). IOC-WMO-UNEP intergovernmental committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS-VIII), Eighth session, 13-16 June 2007, Paris, France. Reports of Governing and Major Subsidiary Bodies = Rapports des organes directeurs et des principaux organes subsidiaires. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) = Commision océanographique intergouvernementale. GOOS Report, 165. ii, 17 + annexes pp.
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Reports of Governing and Major Subsidiary Bodies = Rapports des organes directeurs et des principaux organes subsidiaires. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) = Commision océanographique intergouvernementale. UNESCO: Paris, more
GOOS Report. UNESCO, more

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    Information handling; Meetings; Marine

Abstract
    The 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for GOOS (Paris, France, from 13-16 June 2006), reviewed the progress of GOOS over the past biennium and discussed implementation and sustainability strategies, and reviewed the GOOS National Reports; it decided to continue to improve national reporting to provide information needed to argue for improving national commitmens for sustainability. The Committee also reviewed Regional GOOS Implementation and noted the role of GRAs in developing countries and the need for a GOOS Regional Council. The Committee reviewed the GOOS capacity-building programmes and recognized the need to work with UNESCO and IOC Capacity Building programmes. The Committee reviewed the interactions of GOOS with the GEO-GEOSS programmes. I-GOOS stressed the importance of continued involvement and leadership in the GEO development. The Committee reviewed the status of ABE-LOS actions on behalf of GOOS. The Committee elected an I-GOOS Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson to serve for the 2008-2009 biennium.

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