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Exercise Manual NEAMTWS-ECTE1_28June2011
Agenda
Report_ICG-NEAMTWS_TT_CTTE_March 2011
Report_ICG-NEAMTWS_TT_CTTE_First
Implementation Plan
Interim Operational Users Guide
Institutional presentation_Portugal
Twenty-sixth Session of the Assembly
Draft Abstract of Mr. Hemdane
Draft Abstract of Mr. Abdouli
Draft Tsunami early warning system_Morocco
Provisional Annotated Agenda
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Second Technical Meeting
IOC-GLOSS-PRSN Caribbean Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations
This report provides a summary of the IOC/GLOSS IOC-GLOSS-PRSN Caribbean Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations, which took place from June 23-27, 2008 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The purpose of the course was to provide the sea level station operators in the region lectures and hands on training on the science and operations of sea level stations for tsunami and other coastal hazards warning purposes. It also considered the proposed IOCARIBE-GOOS partnership that promotes development and sustainability of the Caribbean Sea level array and its integration into the Caribbean Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System. The report also provides an overview of methods and materials used for sea level observations, reports of national and regional sea level initiatives, and a set of recommendations concerning sea level activities in the region.
Agenda
Cte-tt-report-paris-vs1
List of current States members of the IOC Executive Council, 2013-2015 (40)
Agenda
COAST-MAP-IO Workshop on Drafting Project Proposal to International Financial Agencies: Final Report
Agenda
ICG-NEAMTWS-VII-3s
Groupings of IOC Member States for the purpose of the election to the Executive Council
As of 24 March 2014 (147 Member States)
ICG_NEAMTWS_VII_3s_English_only
WMO_386_Vol_I_2009_Eng
North-East Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, NEAMTWS Implementation Plan
Report by the IOC Executive Secretary on the status of IOC subsidiary bodies
IOWave09_Exercice_Manual
Resolution 63/111 of the General Assembly on Oceans and Law of the Sea (United Nations Document)
Feb. 2009 Resolution of UN General Assembly.
Draft PAP_climate variability and change
NS/180 Annex VI: Report of the Meeting of the Working Group on the Organization of Oceanographic Data Exchange, Washington, 7-10 August 1962
Draft Abstract of Mr. Malvarez
Draft PTWS Users Guide
Caribbean Marine Atlas (CMA2) Review and Planning Workshop
Draft Draft Executive Summary_First Meeting WG on the Future of IOC
Draft ICG CARIBE EWS W3 AND WG4 -Preliminary Agenda 6-8 December 2008, Guadeloupe
Draft DRAFT Implementation Partner Agreement UNESCO/NOAA on ITIC
Draft Tentative Work Program For Working Group 3: Pacific Emergency Communication and Technologies
Draft Draft IPA UNESCO/NOAA--Annex I Work Plan ITIC 2008-2009
Draft Arrangements by Government of Samoa for the ICG PTWS XXIII
Draft DRAFT ICG/PTWS Medium Term Strategy, 2008-2013
Draft Agenda
Draft Draft Executive Summary_First Meeting of the WG on the Future of IOC
Draft Draft Executive Summary_1st Session WG on the Future of IOC
Draft Report of Maria Snoussi
Draft Abstract of Mr. Soukissian
Draft Abstract of Mr. Said
Draft Abstract of Ms Artom
Draft List of participants
Draft Agenda
Draft 1st_ECTE_Manual_Draft_version2
Draft Guidance Manual
Draft Draft Report_1st Session WG on the Future of IOC
ICG/CARIBE EWS-III/3
Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean Sea and Adjacent Regions, Third Session, Panama City, Panama 12–14 March 2008
ICG/CARIBE EWS-IV/1 Prov.Add.Rev.3
Provisional Timetable
ICG/CARIBE EWS-IV/1 Prov.Rev 3
Provisional Agenda
ICG/CARIBE EWS-V/2 Prov
Provisional annotated agenda
ICG/CARIBE-EWS-V/14
Status of the progress in ICG/IOTWS
ICG/NEAMTWS-VIII/3s
Executive summary of the Eighth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-VIII)
Santander, Spain 22–24 November 2011
ICG/PTWS-SC-I/2 Prov.
Draft
Draft Anotated Agenda
ICG/PTWS-SC-I/3
First meeting of the Steering Committee of ICG/PTWS; Guayaquil, Ecuador; 8-10 October 2008
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/13
Draft
PTWS Medium Term Strategy 2009-2013
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/14
Draft
PTWS Working Group Structure and Overall Governance
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/1 Prov.Add.Rev.2
Pending
Provisional Timetable
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/10-2
Report of the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/13 rev1
Draft
PTWS Medium Term Strategy, 2009-2013 rev1
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/25
National Report submitted by Japan
ICG/PTWS-XXIII/5
IOC Executive Secretary's Report
IOC Technical Series No. 39
Bruun memorial lectures, 1991: modelling and prediction in marine sciences
IOC Technical Series No. 40
Oceanic interdecadal climate variability
IOC-ICG/CARIBE EWS-III/13
Draft
ICG/CARIBE-EWS Implementation Plan
IOC-TS-71
Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation (IOTWS) Implementation Plan
This Implementation Plan for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS) specifies detailed requirements of the design and implementation of the tsunami warning and mitigation system for the Indian Ocean. The Implementation Plan is a dynamic document.
IOC-WMO/IPLAN-II/6
Joint IOC/WMO Planning Group for IGOSS, 2nd session
IOC-XXIV/2
IOC-XXIV ACTION PAPER
This Action Paper provides the information necessary for effective participation in the discussion of the agenda items. This information includes: (i) the identification of the relevant documentation; (ii) identification of the issue before the Assembly and the expected decision; (iii) background information (if the relevant background information requires a separate presentation, it will be issued as an Annex to the present Action Paper, and this will be specifically mentioned); (iv) if deemed to facilitate debate, Draft Resolutions are proposed under the corresponding agenda items without prejudice to the wishes of the Assembly or the recommendations of its Resolutions Committee. The blank right-hand pages are provided to allow participants to make notes, if they so wish.
IOC-XXIV/3
Twenty-fourth Session of the Assembly
IOC-XXV/1 Prov. Rev.2
Fifth Revised Provisional Agenda (IOC-XXV)
The language versions of the revised document will replace the existing files as they are ready.
IOC-XXV/2 Annex 6
CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE POSSIBLE ADOPTION OF A NEW FORMULATION OF THE EQUATION OF STATE FOR SEAWATER
IOC/2008/TS/82
Exercise Pacific Wave 08: a Pacific-wide Tsunami Warning and Communication Exercise, 28-30 October 2008
IOC/2009/TS/73
Draft
Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (CARIBE EWS) Implementation Plan
This current version of the Implementation Plan (ImPlan) contains the specifications of the requirements for designing and establishing the system for Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions.
IOC/EC-XLI-2
Action Paper (IOC/EC-XLI-2)
IOC/EC-XLI/2 Annex 2 rev
Revised report on budget execution 2006-2007 and anticipated funding for 2008
IOC/EC-XLI/4 Prov. Rev.
Revised Provisional List of Documents
IOC/EC-XXXIX/3
Thirty-ninth Session of the Executive Council, Paris, 21-28 June 2006
IOC/Future-I/3
Report of the IOC Working Group on the Future of IOC, UNESCO, Paris, 19-20 February 2008
In accordance to Resolution XXIV-1 and the subsequent work plan established by the Officers following the Assembly and distributed to all Member States, an open-ended Working Group meeting was held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 19–20 February 2008. The meeting was well attended and participants included at least two Member States from each geographical region, to ensure satisfactory distribution of regional views. The Working Group also had access to the results of a questionnaire that had been widely distributed to Member States and interested organizations soliciting views on the present and future status of the Commission. The Working Group was chaired by Dr S. Narayanan (Canada), one of the nominated co-chairs for the Group, as the other co-chair, Dr Haiqing Li (China) was unavailable. The Chairman of the IOC and the Executive Secretary also participated in the meeting. The Working Group generated a very useful discussion and exchange of ideas among participants, which are detailed and made available in the Summary Report of the meeting. The participants were reminded that the issues of programme, resources and future of the IOC had been under discussion for many years under similar exercises such as FURES and DOSS and more recently by the document "We have a Problem" (IOC-XXIII/2 Annex 8) prepared by the current Chairman, which addressed increasing concerns of IOC Member States with respect to the financial constraints faced by the Commission. However, during the Assembly, the theme of the group was expanded to include fundamental questions about the challenges ahead for IOC and the necessary adaptations to cope with them. Many of these new issues refer to the mission of IOC as defined in the Statutes approved in 1999. The Chairman presented the objectives for the Working Group as examining the various options for the IOC vis-à-vis the UN and UNESCO, the IOC mandate and future needs, funding opportunities, increasing the involvement of Member States and the enhancement of cooperation with other organizations. As part of the background information for the Working Group, the consultants conducting the study about the visibility and perception of the IOC (Atkins Global International) delivered a brief synthesis of the results from the questionnaire, which was distributed on 21 November 2007 to 304 users, including 138 Focal Points, 45 partner organizations and 125 Permanent Delegations. Atkins received by 17 January 2008, 26 IOC Focal Point responses (19%) and 8 Partner Organization responses (18%). Key messages extracted from the set of responses indicated that IOC is delivering an important service to Member States and the community at large and confirmed that IOC definitely has a worthwhile role to play in the future. On institutional and financial matters there was a strong consensus that the IOC should remain within UNESCO and should consider all opportunities to find the financial and in-kind support needed to deliver its ocean mandate. The Working Group recognized that the analysis of the questionnaire responses provided a useful reference for discussion. The group agreed that there would be no further refinement to the present questionnaire during this current process On the many issues discussed at the meeting the following represent the main conclusions. On the current mandate: The Working Group confirmed that the current IOC mandate is appropriate and that the existing IOC mandate and Medium-Term Strategy provides a positive starting point for assessing long-term trends that may affect the IOC. The Group further re-affirmed that the Statutes, as amended in 1999, provide a comprehensive IOC statement of purpose and is a flexible institutional mechanism enabling the IOC to adapt to emerging trends in oceanography and respond to Member State priorities in a timely manner. On institutional arrangements: The Working Group agreed that the future of IOC should be based on the premise that the IOC will remain, and should be reinforced, within UNESCO. The IOC should look for an enhanced role within UNESCO in terms of intersectoral cooperation, based on its strong technical expertise on ocean sciences, ocean services and capacity development. Options for a more independent IOC outside of UNESCO did not receive consensus within the Group. On financial and programme matters: The Working Group agreed that IOC should seek a clear identification of IOC's budget in the corresponding appropriation resolution of the UNESCO General Conference and in full recognition of the governance expressed by the IOC Assembly, explore the possibility of obtaining from the general Conference the IOC budget as a “financial allocation”. The Working Group agreed the Commission should explore innovative ways of making full use of Article 10 of the IOC Statutes and to look for every available mechanism for leveraging additional financial resources. The Group also agreed that there is a need for further Secretariat review on how the IOC Special Account is functioning and how it could be improved. The Working Group also felt that the present programme priorities, as agreed by the Assembly and supported by the UNESCO General Conference, were not an issue for further discussion by the Working Group. On relations with other intergovernmental and international organizations: The Working Group agreed the Commission should reinforce cooperation with other UN Agencies and to also look for partnerships with appropriate private sector organizations, in accordance with UNESCO Guidelines. The Working Group requested that, when consulting with competent UN bodies and other competent international organizations and bodies dealing with ocean issues, on matters of policy that will involve the approval of the respective governing bodies, the Officers of the Commission and the Executive Secretary should inform the IOC focal points and Permanent Delegations to UNESCO, in order that Member States can play an active and appropriate role in such consultations. On improving the involvement of Member States: The Working Group agreed that IOC needs enhanced political will and commitment from Member States to strengthen the implementation of IOC programmes. Member States should examine and re-affirm their agreed obligations to the IOC as stated in IOC Statutes. The Group recommended Member States further their commitment to IOC through interventions and support at appropriate organizations of the UN system and through the UNESCO strategic planning and budgetary process. On regional programmes: The Working Group agreed the Commission should look for improved delivery of programme and benefits in IOC regions using existing regional and technical bodies and programmes. In addition to these findings the Working Group produced a list of short-term actions to be considered by the Executive Council: • Explore the form that specific agreements between Member States and IOC could take, to strengthen the implementation of, and to increase the national benefits from IOC programmes, with particular emphasis on priority setting. • Reinvigorate ocean partnerships within the UN system to increase efficiency and improve programme delivery and to identify IOC’s niche and leadership role. In this regard it was suggested IOC could revisit the ICSPRO Agreement (1969) as a possible model or vehicle for action. • Urge Member States to support a Ministerial Round Table on “Oceans and the IOC” at the next UNESCO General Conference. • Consider the merits of a ministerial-level meeting or a UN Conference in the medium term, perhaps as soon as 2010, as a mechanism to enhance visibility and political commitment to IOC among Member States. • Consider the value of a new partnership or other arrangement within UNESCO that could relieve many of the administrative difficulties presently being experienced by the Commission, possibly using existing practices available to UNESCO and also consider whether such interim arrangements could be submitted to the UNESCO General Conference in a Resolution. According to the Resolution that gave rise to the Group, these options, including any raised by the Executive Council based on issues that were not object of a consensus in the group, such as a Protocol, Convention or similar legal framework associated to the implementation of Article 10 of the Statutes, would need to be consulted with the UNESCO Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs and discussed by the appropriate National authorities during the next intersessional period.
IOC/ICG-PTWS-XXII/3 REV.
Twenty-second session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System; Guayaquil, Ecuador; 17-21 September 2007
The Session reviewed progress during the inter-sessional period from May 2006 to September 2007 as reported by Working Groups in the areas of seismological and sea level monitoring and evaluation, hazard identification, emergency management and resilience, and interoperable systems, and sub-regionally in the Southwest Pacific and on the Central America Pacific Coast.
IOC/INF-1192
IOC Medium-Term Strategy 2004-2007
IOC/INF-1211
IOC PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGY FOR CAPACITY BUILDING
A draft Strategy for Capacity-Building was presented to the Executive Council at its 37th Session, in June 2004. By Resolution EC-XXXVII.9, the Council instructed the IOC Executive Secretary to produce a final draft Strategy for Capacity-Building for consideration by the Assembly at its 23rd Session, based on inputs from Member States. Following instructions of the Executive Council, a revised draft document incorporating comments from Member States, (made during the discussion at the 37th Session of the Executive Council, and through their written responses to Circular Letter no. 2119 inviting further comments) was developed and uploaded to the IOC website for further review from January 2005 on. This revised draft was discussed and further improved at the IOC Expert Workshop “Drafting an Implementation Plan for the IOC Strategy for Capacity-Building” held at UNESCO, Paris, 9–11 March 2005 (see Annex I for tabulation of various inputs). Special attention has been paid to drafting the mission and vision statement that sets the Medium Term goals for the Capacity-Building Section of IOC. These statements were the initial steps in formulating the Principles and Strategy for Capacity-Building at IOC. The mission of the IOC Capacity-Building Section is: “to help Member States, through international cooperative mechanisms, identify and address capacity-building needs to contribute to improved management and decision-making processes, sustainable development, and protection of the ocean and coasts”. The vision of IOC Capacity-Building is: “to establish networks of scientists, managers and other practitioners working within regional and similar cooperative mechanisms, to create demand-driven science, enhance sustainable development and protection of the marine environment, and provide operational oceanographic services for the benefit of all humanity”. Inherent in the vision statement is the concept of ‘self-directed capacity-building’ that leads to autonomous development cycles. This key strategic principle is also reflected in the key funding strategy of making ‘business proposals’ to sponsors with clear deliverables against identified performance indicators. This in no way diminishes the responsibilities of sponsors as long-term partners in building capacity in developing regions. It asks instead for a change of strategy, from both sides of the partnership — a business-like approach to building safer lives, sustainable livelihoods, and deriving economic gains from healthy ocean and coasts. These concepts have guided the development of this strategy document.
IOC/INF-1236
Improving the IOC's Performance Management System: IODE reporting as a pilot project
This IODE report contains detailed information on (i) IODE response to decisions by IOC Governing Bodies during the period 2005– 2006; (ii) the IODE Programme and the IOC’s performance management system; (iii) the implementation status of IODE-XVIII resolutions and recommendations; and (iv) main programme successes and milestones during the period April 2005–March 2007.
IOC/INF-1236:
Improving the IOC's Performance Management System: IODE reporting as a pilot project
This IODE report contains detailed information on (i) IODE response to decisions by IOC Governing Bodies during the period 2005–2006; (ii) the IODE Programme and the IOC’s performance management system; (iii) the implementation status of IODE-XVIII resolutions and recommendations; and (iv) main programme successes and milestones during the period April 2005–March 2007
IOC/INF-1284 rev.
A Framework for Ocean Observing
Prepared for the Task Team for an Integrated Framework for Sustained Ocean Observing (IFSOO)
IOC/INF.1124; SC.99/WS/36 REV. (Eng. only)
ITSU Master Plan
IOC/IODE-XIX/3s
Executive Summary Report of the NIneteenth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, Trieste, Italy, 12-16 March 2007
This document contains all decisions adopted by the Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange at its nineteenth session. The decisions, one resolution and fourteen recommendations are organized under 33 subjects. References to the relevant paragraphs in the full summary report are indicated in brackets. This Executive Summary is available in English, French, Russian and Spanish. The full summary Report of the session is published in English only. In accordance with IOC Rule of Procedure No.48.3, the report of this major subsidiary body is submitted to the IOC Assembly at its 23rd session in June 2005 for endorsement.
IOC/IODE-XIX/3s
IOC-XXIV: IODE-XIX Executive Summary Report
This document contains all decisions adopted by the Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange at its nineteenth session. The decisions, one resolution and fourteen recommendations are organized under 33 subjects. References to the relevant paragraphs in the full summary report are indicated in brackets. This Executive Summary is available in English, French, Russian and Spanish. The full summary Report of the session is published in English only. In accordance with IOC Rule of Procedure No.48.3, the report of this major subsidiary body is submitted to the IOC Assembly at its 23rd session in June 2005 for endorsement.
IOC/IODE-XX/3s
Executive Summary of the Twentieth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange, China People's Palace, Beijing, China, 4-8 May 2009
IOC/TT-DMS-I/6
Historical Overview of the IODE Programme between 1961 and 2003
This document provides an overview of the IODE structural elements, programmes and projects between 1961 and 2003, showing also their evolution during that period. This document was produced as a background information document for the First Session of the Task Team on the Development of an IOC Strategic Plan for Oceanographic Data and Information Management (Paris, 23 June 2003).
IOC/XXIV/2 Annex 7
IOC Strategic Plan for Oceanographic Data and Information Management (2008-2011) - Draft
The IOC Strategic Plan for Oceanographic Data and Information Management will deliver the following: (i) process and archive data on a diverse range of variables according to scientifically sound and well-documented standards and formats; (ii) distribute data on a diverse range of variables (observations and model outputs) in real time and in “delayed” modes depending on the needs of user groups and their technical capabilities (automatic dissemination as well as “on demand”); and (iii) enable efficient access to data on common variables and derived products (including forecasts, alerts and warnings) by users who have a broad range of capabilities. The Assembly will be invited to (i) review the proposed IOC Strategic Plan for Oceanographic Data and Information Management (2008-2011); and (ii) adopt Draft Resolution XXIV-(4.3.5) (not included in this document) as is or as amended by the Assembly during the present Session.
IOCEA-VI/1 Add. Prov.
Provisional Timetable
IOCEA-VI/2 Prov.
Draft
IOCEA-VI: Provisional Action Paper
IOCEA-VI/6
Draft
IOCEA VI: Report on Intersessional Activities
IOCEA-VI/6 Prov.
Report on Intersessional Activities
JCOMM/MR-34/Man-4
Final Report JCOMM Management Committee Fourth Session
JCOMM Meeting Report No. 34
SC.2008/WS/5
Tsunami preparedness: information guide for disaster planners
WG Future of IOC-I/3
Draft
WG Future of IOC_Draft Report

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