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Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia

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In 1964, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography was established Spanish Oceanographic Data Center, under the System of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs) established by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). The IEO Data Center is built in different international data networks, with a common goal of all these, the development of format standards and protocols to facilitate the exchange control and data integration so that it has been possible to draw products regionally and globally.

The development of new instrumentation for data collection and new information technologies and the demand for near real-time information and diversity of institutions with responsibility in this matter, requires a new approach regarding the management of data and information. Just recently, NODCs committee constituted a commission to analyze the situation and carry out the necessary structure in the "International Oceanographic Data Exchange (IODE). However, an issue to be resolved at the institutional and national level is the development of legislation to regularize the rights and obligations of generating data and information and the conditions of use of such information.
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