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First Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy Brussels, Belgium, 29-31 May 2001
IOC (2001). First Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy Brussels, Belgium, 29-31 May 2001. IOC/INF, 1163. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission: Paris. 14, + annexes pp.
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Keywords
    Data collections; Information centres; Inventories; Policies; Marine

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Abstract
    The First Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy
    was held in Brussels, Belgium between 29 and 31 May 2001 and attended by 21 Member States, as well as
    observers from ESA, EU, ICSU, IODE, SCOR and WMO. During its three days of deliberations the Group
    reviewed the results of the ad hoc Group of Experts (2000), discussions during the 33rd Session of the IOC
    Executive Council, the 16th Session of the IOC Committee on IODE, and been informed on the status of
    implementation of WMO Resolutions 40 and 25 as well as on the view of ICSU on data exchange policy.
    Participating Member States had also been given the opportunity to inform the Meeting on national
    policies. The Meeting then split into three sessional Working Groups: one dealing with the issue of a twotier
    approach (as used by WMO Resolution 40, distinguishing between ‘essential’ and ‘additional’ data),
    and two dealing with the elements to be included in the revised policy statement. Reports of the groups
    were collated by the Chairman who prepared a composite statement for discussion. After substantial
    discussion, the First Session of the Intergovernmental Working Group on IOC Oceanographic Data
    Exchange Policy prepared a draft statement for submission to the 21st Session of the IOC Assembly.

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