IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange Twenty-fourth Session Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28-31 March 2017
The IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange held its Twenty-fourth Session (IODE-XXIV) at the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 28 and 31 March 2018. The Session was preceded by a 1-day scientific workshop on 27 March 2017. The IODE Session was attended by 67 participants from 31 IOC Member States and 5 Organizations. The Session adopted 4 decisions (+ 2 draft decisions for the IOC Assembly) and 6 recommendations. The decisions concerned (i) the establishment of a new IODE management structure (replacing the IODE officers; (ii) project and activity performance evaluation procedures; (iii) the establishment of an inter-sessional working group to finalize a concept paper on the IOC data and information system (ODIS); and (iv) revision of the terms of reference for the IODE QMF to accommodate the ADUs. In addition, draft decisions were prepared for the IOC-XXIX regarding the IOC strategic plan for data and information managem.