Announcement on the 8th IOC/WESTPAC
Training Course
on NEAR-GOOS Data Management

Last updated : November 14, 2005

Japan Oceanographic Data Center, Tokyo, Japan
20 February to 3 March, 2006

We will hold the 8th IOC/WESTPAC training course on the NEAR-GOOS Data Management at Japan Oceanographic Data Center, Japan Coast Guard, Tokyo Japan from 20 February to 3 March, 2006. The training course aims to give the concept of NEAR-GOOS and its function in the WESTPAC region, and the acquisition, processing, compilation and exchange of oceanographic data in accordance with the principles of the IODE programme to the trainees of the training course.

Up to seven places with the financial support from IOC will be available for applicants from the WESTPAC member states, and additional two places will be available for self-paying applicants.

Please refer the IOC circular letter No.2175, which is available as the pdf file (387KB) from here, for the further information on the training course, if you are interested. The application form should be arrived at the following address by 30 November 2005,

Japan Oceanographic Data Center, Japan Coast Guard
5-3-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
FAX : +81-3-3545-2885
E-mail :


IOC Regional Secretariat for WESTPAC c/o Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), 92 Phaholyothin 7 Rd., Samsennai, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND

With copy to:
GOOS Project Office
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), UNESCO
1, rue Miollis, 75732, Paris Cedex 15, FRANCE

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