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IODE Adopts WDS-aligned QMF to Accredit its NODCs


In March 2013, Mustapha Mokrane (Executive Director) and Rorie Edmunds (Programme Officer) of the WDS International Programme Office attended the 22nd Session of the International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE-XXII) in Ensenada, Mexico. Following close collaboration between the Membership and Accreditation Subcommittee of the WDS Scientific Committee and the IODE Project Office, it was formally agreed at this Session that IODE will adopt a Quality Management Framework (QMF) aligned with the catalogue of criteria for WDS certification for its National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs). IODE has thus taken responsibility over the certification of its NODCs.