The IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange held its Twenty-fourth Session (IODE-XXIV) at the Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between 28 and 31 March 2018.  The IODE Session was attended by 67 participants from 31 IOC Member States and 5 Organizations.  Each IODE project reported progress over the last inter-sessional period. 

Group Photo IODE-XXIV, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Marcia Breman, ICAN Steering Group Co-chair, is in the front row fourth person from the left. Lenore Bajona, Data Manager, Ocean Tracking Network, an ADU of the IODE, third person from the left, is a member of COINAtlantic’s Geomatics Working Group

ICAN co-chair Marcia Berman reported progress and highlights on behalf of ICAN.  Most notable was the final transition of the website to the IODE platform (, the publication of two newsletters, presentations at 10 scientific and international meetings by ICAN members, and the publication of the ICAN-Best Practice Guide to Engage Your CWA User Community (Kopke K. & Dwyer N. (Eds.).(2017). Paris. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC Manuals and Guides 75) 28 pp. (English) (IOC/2016/MG/75)];(OceanDocs: 

The Committee welcomed the work achieved by ICAN and the growth of the network; urging relevant organizations and projects to join the ICAN community.  In addition, the Committee reviews requests from all projects for funding for the next intersessional period.  ICAN requested a total of $33,500 USD to support continued web development, expert travel, the development of a searchable coastal web atlas catalogue, and the organisation and execution of ICAN-8 and the biennial face to face ICAN Steering Group Meeting.  The Committee appropriated $24,250 over the next two year cycle; acknowledging the importance of all items identified in the proposed work plan.   

Vol, 8, Nr 2 - Now Available!

We are now entering our 9th year publishing the ICAN newsletter. Many thanks to our Editor Andy Sherin!

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Photos from CoastGIS 2018

Our friends from CoastGIS 2018 have posted a wonderful gallery of photos, including the recent ICAN mini-workshop:

See how many ICAN members you can spot!