history of IODE

IODE was created in 1961, almost immediately after the creation of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission in 1960. 

Formally the IODE started out as a Working Group on Oceanographic Data Exchange created during the First IOC Assembly (19-27 October 1961) through Resolution I-9. The report of the first meeting of the group (1962) is available from https://oceanexpert.org/document/813.

The Working Group became a Working Committee in 1973 through Resolution VIII-31, adopted by the 8th Session of the IOC Assembly (5-17 November 1973).
A more complete historical overview of the IODE Programme between 1961 and 2003 was published in 2003 and is available from http://hdl.handle.net/1834/42304

history of PO

The IOC Project Office for IODE based in Oostende, Belgium was established on 25 April 2005.


in 2022 the Project office moved to a new building, the InnovOcean Campus together with its partners ( Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, EMODnet, European Marine Board, Provincie West-Vlaanderen, KustErfgoed, Instituut voor Landbouw-, Visserij- en voedingsonderzoek).