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OBIS adopted as an IOC programme

WEBSITE. OBIS has now been formally accepted as a programme of IOC under its IODE programme. The resolution to do so was approved by the General Assembly of IOC during its most recent meeting in Paris, 16-25 June 2009.

New portal shares ocean secrets

WEBSITE. The Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) will launch public access to all of its data-holdings today through the Ocean Portal, an innovative system that provides ocean data freely via the internet.

Biological Information System for Marine Life

WEBSITE. (in Japanese only). A new database called the Biological Information System for Marine Life (BISMaL) containing biodiversity information (mainly from the deep sea habitat), physical and chemical data  has been launched by JAMSTEC.

Small satellite programmes for sustainable development

WEBSITE. United Nations/Austria/European Space Agency Symposium on "Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development" will be held in Graz, Austria from 8 to 11 September 2009.

World Ocean Council. Sustainable Ocean Summit

16-17 June 2009, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

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