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  • GOOS Best Practice Endorsement Process. Version 1. 

    Hermes, Juliet; Global Ocean Observing System (Global Ocean Observing System, Paris, France, 2020)
    The Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) best practice ‘endorsement’ process has been developed in cooperation with the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS), an Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC joint IODE/GOOS) ...
  • Sargassum and Oil Spills Monitoring Pilot Project for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions Workshop, México D.F., México 2 – 4 May, 2018. 

    IOCARIBE of IOC; GOOS Regional Alliance; GEO Blue Planet Initiative (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2018)
    In recent years, the Caribbean region has faced challenges from oil spills and an influx of floating sargassum seaweed. Large-scale oil spill incidents have included an April 2017 spill at Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and ...
  • Quality Control of in situ Sea Level Observations: a Review and Progress towards Automated Quality Control, Vol. 1. 

    Pérez Gomez, Begoña; Aarup, Thorkild; Bradshaw, Elizabeth; Illigner, Julia; Matthews, Andrew; Mitchell, Bill; Rickards, Lesley; Stone, Peter; Widlansky, Matthew (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2020)
    The Global Sea-Level Observing System (GLOSS, is an international programme conducted under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. GLOSS aims at the ...
  • UNEP/IOC Guidelines on Survey and Monitoring of Marine Litter. 

    Cheshire, A.C.; Adler, E.; Barbière, J.; Cohen, Y.; Evans, S.; Jarayabhand, S.; Jeftic, L.; Jung, R.T.; Kinsey, S.; Kusui, E.T.; Lavine, I.; Manyara, P.; Oosterbaan, L.; Pereira, M.A.; Sheavly, S.; Tkalin, A.; Varadarajan, S.; Wenneker, B.; Westphalen, G. (United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009)
    Globally our awareness of both the pervasiveness and magnitude of marine litter and the associated environmental and social problems is growing (Ribic et al. 1992, ANZECC 1996a, GESAMP 2001, Kiessling 2003, Cho 2005, ...
  • The IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book. 

    Marks, Karen; International Hydrographic Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IHO-IOC); General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) (International Hydrographic Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IHO-IOC), Monaco, 2019)
    GEBCO aims to provide the most authoritative publicly available bathymetric data sets for the world's oceans. In order to assist and encourage further participation in bathymetric grid development work, GEBCO has created ...
  • The International System of Units (SI) in Oceangraphy. 

    IAPSO Working Group on Symbols, Units and Nomenclature in Physical Oceanography (SUN). (UNESCO, Paris, France, 1985)
    The report of the IAPSO Working Group introduces the International System of Units (SI) in physical oceanography. The first part is devoted to physical quantities, units and symbols, SI units and basic rules, and specific ...
  • Indicator Methodology for SDG 14.3.1: Indicator description; Metadata template; Data template; Metadata instructions.[ 4 files] 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2019)
    This indicator is based on observations that constrain the carbon system, which are required to capture the variability in ocean acidity at locations providing ocean services. The carbon system in this context refers mainly ...
  • Procedures for Proposing and Evaluating IODE Projects and Activities (Revised edition). 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2019)
    At its 24th session (2017) the IODE Committee approved the Report of the Inter-sessional Working Group to Propose a Re-structuring of IODE which recommended revising the current structure, projects and activities of IODE ...
  • Deep Ocean Observing Strategy: Science and Implementation Guide. 

    Levin, L.; Ruhl, H.; Heimbach, P.; McCurdy, A.; Smith, L. (Deep Ocean Observing Strategy Project, Paris, France, 2019)
    1. Identify Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and evolve their specifications to fully consider deep-ocean perspectives across physical, biogeochemical, biological, and ecological variables over the next decade. This ...
  • Ocean Data Standards, Vol.4: Technology for SeaDataNet Controlled Vocabularies for describing Marine and Oceanographic Datasets - A joint Proposal by SeaDataNet and ODIP projects. 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IODE/UNESCO, Oostende, Belgium, 2019)
    SeaDataNet has set up and populates common vocabularies for describing marine and oceanographic datasets ( The vocabulary services are technically managed and hosted ...
  • Second Report of the Joint Panel on Oceanographic Tables and Standards, held in Rome, 8-9 October 1965. [SUPERSEDED - trying to identify by which pub] 

    UNESCO/SCOR/ICES/IAPO Joint Panel om Oceanographic Tables and Standards (Unesco, Paris, France, 1966)
  • IOC criteria and guidelines on the transfer of marine technology. 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2005)
    The criteria and guidelines aim at applying the provisions of Part XIV (Development and transfer of marine technology) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), providing a critical tool to promote ...
  • Workshop on Sea-Level Measurements in Hostile Conditions, Moscow, Russian Federation, 13 – 15 March 2018. 

    Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO, Paris, France, 2018)
    The international workshop on Sea-level Measurements in Hostile Conditions was held from 13 to 15 March 2018 at the N.N. Zubov State Oceanographic Institute (SOI) of Roshydromet, Moscow, Russian Federation. ...
  • Appendix 4. Preservatives and methods for algal cell enumeration. 

    Anderson, Donald M.; Karlson, Bengt (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    There are multiple ways to preserve phytoplankton samples and determine the algal species composition and abundance. This Appendix provides details on some of the most common methods. Additional relevant publications are ...
  • Appendix 3. Methods for measuring transparent exopolymer particles and their precursors in seawater. 

    Villacorte, Loreen O.; Schippers, Jan C.; Kennedy, Maria D. (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    Transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and their precursors produced by phyto-/bacterioplankton in fresh and marine aquatic environments are increasingly considered as a major cause of organic/particulate fouling in MF/UF ...
  • Appendix 2. Rapid screening methods for Harmful Algal Blooms toxins. 

    Anderson, Donald M.; Laycock, Maurice; Rubio, Fernando (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    At the core of all national harmful algal bloom (HAB) programs are the monitoring programs needed to detect HAB toxins in shellfish, fish, water, or other resources sufficiently early to take management actions (Anderson ...
  • Appendix 1. Algal species potentially harmful to desalinitation operations. 

    Borkman, David G.; Anderson, Donald M. (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    It is now well established that harmful algal blooms (HABs) represent a serious and growing threat to seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants worldwide. In many plants, these threats are indirectly monitored ...
  • Case histories for Harmful Algal Blooms in desalination. 

    Boerlage, Siobhan F.E.; Dixon, Mike B.; Anderson, Donald M. (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    Algae have long been an issue impacting desalination plant operation in areas prone to algal blooms or where macroalgae (seaweeds) and detritus became dislodged from the seabed. Previously and still today, operators and ...
  • Removal of algal toxins and taste and odor compounds during desalination. 

    Dixon, Mike B.; Boerlage, Siobhan F.E.; Churman, Holly; Henthorne, Lisa; Anderson, Donald M. (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    A major challenge in desalination is the removal of harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins and taste and odor compounds (hereafter referred to as algal metabolites) using common treatment techniques. Removal of other compounds ...
  • Algal biomass pretreatment in Seawater Reverse Osmosis. 

    Dixon, Mike B.; Boerlage, Siobhan F.E.; Voutchkov, Nikolay; Henderson, Rita; Wilf, Mark; Zhu, Ivan; Assiyeh Alizadeh Tabatabai, S.; Amato, Tony; Resosudarmo, Adhikara; Pearce, Graeme K.; Kennedy, Maria; Schippers, Jan C.; Winters, Harvey (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Paris, France, 2017)
    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) can result in a substantial increase in the organic and solids load in the seawater feed to be treated at a desalination plant. In this chapter, the removal of this material is addressed in ...

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