The Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) will contribute to the removal of barriers hindering the effective sharing of data across scientific domains and international boundaries. ODIP includes all the major organisations engaged in ocean data management in EU, US, and Australia. ODIP is also supported by the IOC/IODE who will participate in its implementation and operation, closely linking this activity with its ODS project.

The ODIP platform will organise international workshops to foster the development of common standards and develop prototypes to evaluate and test selected potential standards and interoperability solutions.

The ODIP partnership will also provide a forum to harmonise the diverse regional systems, while advancing the European contribution to the global system. The products and services developed by ODIP will be actively promoted at the international level by IOC/IODE therefore ensuring global interoperability beyond the ODIP partners and fully in line with the objectives and mandate of IOC/IODE.

ODIP will not only facilitate the dissemination of best practice and the transfer of technology, through the development of international co-operation, it will also lead to the application of the results of EU projects to the broader international community. This will help strengthen the role of the EU on the international stage while contributing at the integration and strengthening of the European Research Area (ERA).

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