Ocean for All

The 27th session of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s (IOC) Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) took place at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.

A scientific conference on trends in oceanographic data management and exchange was held prior to the session. The event was attended by 160 delegates, with 150 more joining online. The conference included four sections and a special event dedicated to the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021–2023).

The Russian delegation was headed by Vladislav Shaimardanov, acting director of the All-Russia Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information — World Data Center (RIHMI-WDC). Other members were Sergey Belov, Deputy Director of RIHMI-WDC; Igor Ivachev, Director of the State Oceanographic Institute; and Galina Enyaeva, Second Secretary of the Permanent Delegation of Russia to UNESCO.

The IODE Committee chaired by Sergey Belov (Russia) and Taco de Bruin (Netherlands) reviewed the outcomes of the programme and summed up the results for 2021–2023. The Committee members noted that during that period, the IOC Manuals and Guides have been updated, and a significant contribution was made to the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development.

Sergey Belov Òo-Òhaired the IODE Committee for the past 4 years, and his term ended at the 27th session of the Committee. For his successes and great contribution to the organization, Mr. Belov was awarded the IODE Achievement Award 2023.

Mr. Shaimardanov on behalf of Roshydromet pledged to prepare an application for a new IODE project as part of IOC’s Ocean Data and Information System (ODIS). These efforts will begin once the procedures for submitting applications for new programmes, activities, and projects are developed and approved at the 28th session of the IODE Committee, which will be held in February-March 2025 in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Source: All-Russia Research Institute of Hydro­meteo­rological Information — World Data Center