According to the NCC report- Hydrography and Tidal Affairs Department, a virtual meeting entitled “Iran’s Marine Data and Information in the Service of Maritime Development” was held on the occasion of World Oceans Day with the presence of a number of organizations related to marine and oceanic spatial data.
In this meeting, which was held by the Iranian National Institute of Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences, representatives of the National Cartographic Center of Iran, Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology, Iranian Environmental Protection Organization, Iranian Fisheries Research Institute, Iranian Space Agency, Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran, Iran Meteorological Organization, Geological Survey of Iran and the Fisheries Organization of Iran attended and each of them explained the sections related to the production of marine spatial data, data type, tasks, data management mechanism and how to access this data in their respective organizations.
At the beginning of the meeting, new national and international methods in marine data management and the policies of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission were discussed through the program named “International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE)”. The purpose of this program is to strengthen marine research, exploitation, and development, facilitating the exchange of oceanographic data and information between participating member countries and meeting the needs of users for data and information products. The meeting also discussed how to interact and collaborate and share data and prevent duplication of work in organizations responsible for the production of marine spatial data.
In this meeting, the representatives of Hydrography and Tidal Affairs Department of NCC participated and Dr. Ali Soltanpour, manager of this department talked about the importance of the National Sea Level Monitoring Network in marine development, the experience of NCC in providing Marine Spatial Data Service through its Geoportal and the ability of NCC to develop Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure (MSDI) concerning its successful experience in the field of SDI.