IOC Circular Letters

Circular letters are issued by the Executive Secretary of the IOC in order to inform, consult, and/or request action of Member States. Listed in reverse chronological order.

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CL-2650
Sixth Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System in the South China Sea Region (ICG/PTWS-WG/SCS-VI), Shanghai, China, 1–3 March 2017
Regional scope: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and relevant authorities in Brunei Darussalam and Cambodia to register experts by 20 January 2017.
CL-2647
Invitation to Workshop on Lessons Learnt from IOWave16 and ICG/IOTWMS Working Group 1, 5-8 December 2016, Bandung, Indonesia
Regional scope: Participants of IOTWMS Member States to send application form by 22 November 2016.
CL-2646
Tenth Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-X), 23-24 February 2017, Paris, France
Invitation to WG members. Registration by 20 January 2017.
CL-2645
Nomination and/or updating of details on IODE National Coordinators for Oceanographic Data Management and IODE National Coordinators for Marine Information Management
Information to be sent to the IOC Secretariat not later than 28 November 2016.
CL-2644
Nominations for a member of GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN)
Candidatures to be sent by 2 December 2016.
CL-2643
Follow-up to the 49th session of the IOC Executive Council: Transmission of the finalized IOC Complementary Additional Programme of Extrabudgetary Resources (Proposals 2016-2017) and the 2016 Audit Report on the IOC by the External Auditor of UNESCO
For information
CL-2642
Twenty-Fourth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXIV), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28-31 March 2017 and Scientific Conference, 27 March 2017
Member States involved in the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange to send information about their attendance at the meeting at earliest convenience.
CL-2641
Second Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Task Team on Establishment of the South China Sea Tsunami Advisory Center (SCSTAC), 24–26 October 2016
Regional scope: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and relevant authorities in Brunei Darussalam and Cambodia.
CL-2640
Contributions to the World Tsunami Awareness Day (5 November)
Member States to send information on events organized for the 5 November WTAD.
CL-2639
Re-constitution of the Open-ended Intersessional Financial Advisory Group for the period October 2016–June 2017
IOC Member States to send nominations by 30 October 2016.
CL-2638
WESTPAC Training Course on Crustacean Taxonomy – Regional Training and Research Center on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health (RTRC-MarBEST), Jakarta, Indonesia, 17-29 October 2016
Regional scope: WESTPAC Member States to nominate candidates by 31 August 2016.
CL-2637
IOC and CME-NOC Programme Training Course for Operators of Sea-Level Stations in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia, 17–21 October 2016
Regional scope: Country récipients of the letter to submit application form by 9 September 2016.
CL-2636
Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) Exercise Pacific Wave 2017 (PacWave17), 15-17 February 2017
Informs PTWS Tsunami Warning Focal Points and Tsunami National Contacts of the timeline for the exercise and invites Nomination of a National Contact for PacWave17.
CL-2635
Invitation to the 13th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-XIII), Bucharest, Romania, 26-28 September 2016
Regional scope: ICG/NEAMTWS Member States to nominate delegates by 30 August 2016.
CL-2634
Request for update of national representations to the IOC: designation of the national coordinating body for liaison with the Commission
Member States to review their national representation in the IOC Correspondence Manual and send official notification by 30 September 2016.
CL-2633
Designation of members for the IOC Intersessional Working Group on issues related to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction
MS to designate members by 1st August and members to complete and send online questionnaire by 10 August.
CL-2632
Fourth Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation in the South-West Pacific (ICG/PTWS/WG-SWP), 22–23 August 2016, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Regional scope: Australia, Cooks Islands, Fiji, France, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu to send nominations by 22 July 2016
CL-2631
Notification and Instructions regarding the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) Communications Test for the Registered NWPTA focal points, 25 July 2016 at 0500 UTC
Regional scope: TWFPs to acknowledge receipt of the test message.
CL-2630
Nominations of candidates for membership to the IIOE-2 Steering Committee Science Themes and Working Groups
Member States to send nominations (nomination form in Word format and CV) by 15 September 2016.
CL-2629
ITIC Training Programme – Hawaii (ITP-HAWAII), Hawaii, United States of America, 6–16 September 2016
Regional scope: Pacific and Caribbean sea Tsunami National Contacts and Warning focal points to designate candidates by 30 June 2016.
CL-2628
Invitation to the World Oceans Day celebration at UNESCO, 8 June 2016, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
CL-2627
Nominations for members of GEBCO Guiding Committee (GGC) and GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN)
Nominations to be sent by 20 June 2016.
CL-2626
Nominations for Science Theme and Working Group Chairs of the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) Steering Committee
Member States to provide nominations on the joint form by 15 May 2016.
CL-2625
Launch of the New IOC Capacity Development Web Site
For information.
CL-2624
Call for comments to the document "Tsunami Advisory Products for the South China Sea Regional Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System"
Regional scope: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and relevant authorities in Brunei Darussalam and Cambodia to provide comments by April 30th, 2016.
CL-2623
2nd March 2016 Southwest of Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Event Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
Regional scope: ICG/IOTWMS TNC and TWFP to email the name, email address, and phone number of the person who will be responsible for coordinating the completion of the survey questionnaire by 30 April 2016.
CL-2622
Regional pre-IOWave16 Exercise Workshop on Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Indian Ocean Countries, 9-13 May 2016, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia
Regional scope: preparation to the conduct the IOWave16 Exercise scheduled on 7-8 September 2016. Nominee to complete application form by 1st April 2016.
CL-2621
Invitation to the 49th Session of the IOC Executive Council, Paris, France, 7–10 June 2016, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
CL-2620
Fifth Session of IOC Regional Committee for Central Indian Ocean (IOCINDIO-V), Chennai, India, 25–27 April 2016
Regional scope: IOC Member States in the region to possibly confirm participation and composition of delegation by 11 March. Deadline for candidature for the elections of Officers: 20 April 2016.
CL-2619
Nippon Foundation / GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Training Project Year 13 (2016–2017)
One year scholarship to lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry at the University of New Hampshire (USA). To nominate candidates by end of March 2016.
CL-2618
The Republic of Nauru: New Member State of the IOC
CL-2617
Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS) – Reorganization and Governance Survey
Regional scope: States members of the ICG/NEAMTWS invited to fill out the survey questionnaire by 10 March 2016.
CL-2616
Invitation to the Eleventh Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-XI), Cartagena, Colombia, 5–7 April 2016
Regional scope: ICG/CARIBE-EWS Member States to register their delegation online by 7 March and to send national reports by 15 March 2016.
CL-2615
Nomination of experts for the NEAMTWS Candidate Tsunami Service Providers (CTSPs) Accreditation
(Regional scope) Tsunami Warning Focal Points and Tsunami National Contacts of the NEAMTWS to nominate experts by 15 March 2016.
CL-2614
Invitation to Nominate Participants to Attend a Training Workshop on Coastal Hazard Assessment: Applications in Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation for Western Indian Ocean Countries, Seychelles, 7-11 March 2016
Regional scope: Western Indian Ocean and small islands. To designate participants by 29th January 2016.
CL-2613
Fifth Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System in the South China Sea Region (ICG/PTWS-WG/SCS-V), 2–4 March 2016, Manila, Philippines
Relevant States Members of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System to communicate the list of participants before 1st February 2016.
CL-2612
Announcement of IOTWMS Indian Ocean Tsunami Exercise (IOWave16)
Regional scope: States member of the regional tsunami warning system to provide the details of National Contact for Exercise IOWave16 by 29 February 2016
CL-2611
CARIBE WAVE 2016 Exercise in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions
Regional scope: Online seminars in English, Spanish and French to orient participants on the exercise are planned on January 19–21 and March 1-3, 2016.
CL-2610
OTGA-CRODT/ISRA Cours de Formation sur les ‘Principes fondamentaux de la Gestion des Données Océanographiques’ – CRODT-ISRA, Dakar, Sénégal, 25–29 janvier 2016
French speaking African MS to designate participants by 15 December 2015.
CL-2609
Organisation d’un colloque sur le niveau de la mer, du 2 au 4 février 2016, au Siège de l’UNESCO, Salle IX
Invitation to French-speaking Member States.
CL-2608
Ninth Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-IX), 25–26 February 2016, Paris, France
Members confirn their presence by 10 February 2016.
CL-2607
OTGA-INCOIS Training Course on Marine Geographic Information System (GIS) for Operational Oceanography – INCOIS, Hyderabad, India, 14–18 December 2015
Regional scope: IOC Member States in the Indian Ocean region to designate one or more participants to the Training Course, preferably no later than 15 November 2015
CL-2606
Last call to contribute national information to the IOC Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR)
Extension of the deadline for sending contribution to the GOSR to 10 November 2015.
CL-2605
Regional Training Workshop on Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) Enhanced Tsunami Products for ICG/CARIBE EWS, Bridgetown, Barbados, 7–10 December 2015
Regional scope: Nominations to be received by 27 October 2015.
CL-2604
IODE Training Course on Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) – NMDIS, Tianjin, China, 8–10 December 2015
Western Pacific Member States to designate one or more participants to the Training Course, preferably no later than 8 November 2015.
CL-2603
Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) during the 16 September 2015 Chile central Earthquake and Tsunami Event
The post-event assessment questionnaire to be filled in and returned by 31st October 2015.
CL-2602
Nomination of Technical Experts to the PTWS Working Group 2 Task Team on Seismic Data Sharing in the South West Pacific and invitation to the 4th Meeting of the Task Team (Suva, Fiji, 3–4 November 2015)
Regional scope: Nominations to be sent by 15 October 2015.
CL-2600
PTWC Start of Issuance of Enhanced Products for Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, on 26 October 2015; User's Guide for the PTWC Enhanced Products for CARIBE-EWS; Caribbean Tsunami Information Center (CTIC) relocation and funding
CL-2599
Update on the IOC contribution to the 21st UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP 21), Paris, 30 November–11 December 2015
For information
CL-2598
Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS) Working Group 2 on Tsunami Detection, Warning and Dissemination: call for nomination of experts
Regional scope: Nominations to be addressed to the Secretariat not later than 23rd October 2015.
CL-2597
Revised Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee
For information
CL-2596
Regional Workshops on Post-IOWave14 Exercise Assessment and Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Indian Ocean Countries, 6–10 November 2015, INCOIS, Hyderabad, India
Regional scope: ICG/IOTWMS Member States to designate participants before 9 October 2015.
CL-2595
IODE-OTGA Training Course on Marine GIS – OTGA Regional Training Centre INOS-UMT, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, 25-29 October 2015
IOC Member States in Western Pacific to designate one or more participants to the Training Course, preferably no later than 25 September 2015
CL-2594
Inaugural Meeting of the ICG/IOTWMS Sub-Regional Working Group for the North West Indian Ocean (ICG/IOTWMS-WG-NWIO/I) 14–15 October 2015, Muscat, Oman
Regional scope: India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Oman, Pakistan and Yemen to send nominations of delegates by 22 September 2015.
CL-2593
Notification of e-mail address change of the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) and announcement of a Communications Test for the registered NWPTAC focal points, 01 October 2015 at 0500 UTC
Regional scope: points of the following countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (Peoples Republic of), Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap), France (French Polynesia), Indonesia, Korea (Republic of), Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Viet Nam
CL-2592
Update of the UNESCO/IOC List of Experts on Marine Scientific Research for use in Special Arbitration under Annex VIII of UNCLOS
Member States to appoint or reconfirm, if they so wish, a maximum of 2 experts by 13 November 2015.
CL-2591
Invitation to the 12th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-XII), Dublin, Ireland, 16–18 November 2015
ICG/NEAMTWS Member States to send nominations by 16 November 2015.
CL-2590
Re-constitution of the Open-ended Intersessional Financial Advisory Group, 2015-2016
Member States to nominate members of the Group by 30 October 2015.
CL-2589
Nomination of experts to serve on the Review Group with regard to IOC’s Role and Involvement in the GEBCO Project
This CL is pursuant to a decision of the IOC Assembly (28th session, June 2015). IOC Member States to designate representatives to the group by 23 September 2015.
CL-2588
Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) Tsunami Exercise “PacWave16”, 1–5 February 2016
Regional scope: 16 Member States that receive products of the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC). The exercise manual to be available by 2 November 2015.
CL-2587
Invitation to participate to the sixth Communication Test Exercise in the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (NEAMTWS-CTE6) – 29 July 2015
Regional scope. Includes the Exercise Manual (IOC Technical Series, 122 vol.1) in English only
CL-2586
Joint IOC-CBD letter on the 204 marine areas meeting the criteria for ecologically or biologically significant marine areas
CL-2585
WESTPAC Training Course on Climate Change – IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate, Qingdao, China, 7–18 September 2015
Regional scope: deadline for receiving applications: 20 July 2015.
CL-2584
Notification and Instructions Regarding the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) Communications Test for the Registered NWPTA focal points, 22 July 2015 at 0500 UTC
Regional scope: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (Peoples Republic of), Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap), France (French Polynesia), Indonesia, Korea (Republic of), Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Viet Nam
CL-2583
Invitation to participate in the workshop “From Early Warning to Early Response: Tsunami Exercise NEAMWave14”
At UNESCO Headquarters on Tuesday 23 June 2015.
CL-2582
Nomination of expert to serve on GOOS Steering Committee for appointment by Member State Electoral Group V
CL-2581
Invitation to the Meeting of IOC Regional Subsidiary Bodies (RSB), Monday 15 June 2015, 15:00-18:00 UNESCO Headquarters, Paris-France
CL-2580
Invitation to the World Oceans Day Celebration, 8th June 2015, UNESCO HQ, France
CL-2579
Invitation to nominate participants to attend a Regional Workshop on Training Modules for Tsunami Exercises Policy Support, Jakarta, Indonesia, 15–17 June 2015
Participants from IOTWS Member States to send application forms by 20 May 2015.
CL-2578
Curso piloto de preparación básica frente a los tsunamis: planes, mapas y procedimientos de evacuación en caso de tsunami – Llamado a propuestas de acogida del curso
Interested countries to complete the online Pilot Questionnaire (one form per country) no later than 22 May 2015
CL-2577
Invitation to Nominate Participants to Attend a Training Workshop on Coastal Hazard Assessment: Applications in Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12–15 May 2015
Regional scope: ICG/IOTWS Member States to nominate candidates by 20 April 2014.
CL-2575
Invitation to the Tenth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-X), Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 19–21 May 2015
ICG/CARIBE-EWS Member States to register their delegation online by 24 April and to send national reports by 30 April 2015.
CL-2574
Invitation to the Regional Technical Training Workshop on the Emergency Managers Weather Information Network (EMWIN) System, Bridgetown, Barbados, 25–30 May 2015
Regional scope: Some States members of the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Region to nominate candidates by 15 April 2015.
CL-2573
Invitation to participate to the fifth NEAMTWS Communication Test Exercise (NEAMTWS-CTE5) on 26 March 2015
If need be update detail of NEAMTWS National Tsunami Warning Centres and Tsunami Warning Focal Points by 18 March.
CL-2572
Testing offer of Inexpensive Device for Sea-Level Measurement (IDSL) developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC)
NEAMTWS Member States interested in testing the device should send expression of interest by 6 April 2015.
CL-2571
Invitation to a “Forum on Sustained Ocean Observations and Services in IOC Group V (Africa and Arab countries)’’, 11–13 April 2015, Nairobi, Kenya
IOC Member States of Group V to nominate one or two experts to the Forum, preferably no later than 20 March 2015.
CL-2570
Invitation to the Twenty-eighth Session of the IOC Assembly, 18–25 June 2015, Forty-eighth Session of the IOC Executive Council, 16 June 2015, and the IOC Science Day, 17 June 2015, UNESCO HQ, Paris
IOC Member States to send complete list of their delegation by order of precedence preferably and delegates fill out the individual pre-registration form by 20 May 2015. Deadlines: request for supplementary items: 18 April; candidatures for elections: 19 June; submission of Draft Resolutions: 15 June; nominations for the GOOS Steering Committee: 30 April.
CL-2569
Nippon Foundation / GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Training Project Year 12 (2015–2016)
One year scholarship to lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry at the University of New Hampshire (USA). To nominate candidates by end of March 2015.
CL-2568
Questionnaire about future Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) Enhanced Products
The letter conveys a questionnaire to seek the views of the countries in the region on this process led by Japan Meteorological Agency. Answers expected by 27 February 2015.
CL-2567
Tenth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-X), Muscat, Oman, 24-26 March 2015
Member States of ICG/IOTWS to register delegation by 28 February 2015 and send national reports before 17 March. the session is preceded by a regional conference on 23 March.
CL-2566
Invitation to the 26th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS-XXVI), Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America, 22–24 April 2015
ICG/PTWS Member States to send/register detail of their delegation by 23 February 2015 and send a national report by 11 March. the session is preceded by an International Tsunami Symposium (20-21 April).
CL-2565
Eighth Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-VIII), 12–13 March 2015, Morioka, Japan
Members of the TOWS-WG to send détails of participats by 26 February 2015.
CL-2564
Review of the World Ocean Assessment (WOA) under the UN Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects
Deadline for submitting comments is 15th March 2015 only through dedicated website.
CL-2563
Updating information on National Tsunami Warning Centres (NTWC) and Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) for the PTWS region according to new definitions
Regional scope: PTWC members to complete and send Nomination Form by 16 February 2015.
CL-2562
Updating information on National Tsunami Warning Centres (NTWC) and Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) in the IOTWS region according to new definitions
Regional scope: IOTWS members to complete and send information by 16 February 2015.
CL-2561
Updating information on National Tsunami Warning Centres (NTWC) and Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) for the NEAMTWS region according to new definitions
Regional scope: NEAMTWS members to complete and send Nomination Form by 16 February 2015.
CL-2560
Invitation to provide national information important for the production of the IOC Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR)
IOC Member States to provide information for the Global Ocean Science Report using the attached survey questionnaire by 30 April 2015. Questionnaire also available in Word (English and French).
CL-2559
Retirement of the Executive Secretary of IOC – New Executive Secretary and Assistant Director-General of the IOC, Dr Vladimir Ryabinin
Interim: 12 January–28 February 2015 by Ms Flavia Schlegel, Assistant Director-General of the Science Sector of UNESCO
CL-2558
Updating information on National Tsunami Warning Centres (NTWC) and Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) For the CARIBE-EWS region according to new definitions
Regional scope: CARIBE-EWS members to complete and send Nomination Form by 16 February 2015.
CL-2557
Joint CARIBE WAVE and LANTEX 2015 Exercise in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Adjacent Regions on 25 March 2015
Participant Manuel for the exercises available as IOC Technical Series, 118 vol 1. Online seminars in English, French and Spanish are planned on January 21–22 and February 24–26, 2015.
CL-2556
Tenth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-X), Phuket, Thailand, 12–15 May 2015
WESTPAC Member States to designate delegation to the session by 12 march 2015.
CL-2555
Notification and Instructions Regarding the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Centre (NWPTAC) Communications Test for the Registered NWPTA focal points, 21 January 2015 at 0500 UTC
Regional scope (Registered focal points of the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory)
CL-2554
Publication of a new IOC guide: “A guide to Evaluating Marine Spatial Plans”
CL-2553
Invitation to financially support the production of the IOC Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR)
Member States to send letters of support and Financial commitments by electronic copy by 15 January 2015.
CL-2552
International Tsunami Symposium Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the PTWS, “Making the Pacific Ready for the Tsunami Threat”, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 20–21 April 2015
50th Anniversary of the Pacific Tsunami Warning System. Register by 6 March 2015.
CL-2551
Informe de la Tercera Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Regional para América Central del Grupo Intergubernamental de Coordinación del Sistema de Alerta contra los Tsunamis y Atenuación de sus Efectos en el Pacífico (ICG/PTWS), Managua, Nicaragua, 29-30 Septiembre 2014
Establishment of a Regional Tsunami Warning Centre for Central America in Nicaragua.
CL-2550
WESTPAC Training Workshop on Research and Monitoring of the Ecological Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems, 19–21 January 2015, Phuket, Thailand
Regional scope: To nominate suitable experts to the training workshop, preferably no later than 14 December 2014
CL-2549
Nomination and/or updating of details on IODE National Coordinators for Oceanographic Data Management and IODE National Coordinators for Marine Information Management
IOC Member States to inform of any changes in name, function, address or e-mail of their International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange and Marine Information Management coordinators by 15 December 2014
CL-2548
Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) Pacific-wide Tsunami Exercise “PacWave15”, 2-6 February 2015
Regional scope: Provides initial information on the exercise and relevant timeline to countries members of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS). Designation of a PacWave15 Contact by 21 November 2014. Exercise manual available by 5 January. Online evaluation survey to complete by 21 February.
CL-2547
Twelfth Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB-XII), UNESCO, Paris, 28-30 April 2015
By 1st March 2015, Member States to send detail of their delegation, comments on the draft provisional agenda, candidates to chair discussion panels, and nominate candidates for the post of Chair and Vice-chair of IPHAB.
CL-2546
Support for the organization of the Fifth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Indian Ocean (IOCINDIO) towards the revitalization of the Committee
Provide financial and/or in-kind contribution to support the organization of the Fifth Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Indian Ocean (IOCINDIO) including an offer to host the organization of the session with a notification to the IOC Executive Secretary, not later than 15 December 2014.
CL-2546
IOC Circular Letter No. 2546: Support for the organization of the Fifth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Indian Ocean (IOCINDIO) towards the revitalization of the Committee
CL-2545
Revision of the Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for the GEBCO Guiding Committee
IOC Member States to send inputs to document IOC/EC-XLVII/2 Annex 4 Rev.2 by 17 December 2014.
CL-2544
Fourth Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation in the South China Sea Region (ICG/PTWS-WG SCS/IV)
ICG/PTWS Tsunami National Contacts and Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) for China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and relevant authorities in Brunei Darussalam and Cambodia to communicate list of their particpants by 19 December 2014.
CL-2543
International Conference to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Jakarta, Indonesia, 24-25 November 2014
Registration can be completed online at www.ioc-unesco.org/IOTconference2014
CL-2542
23rd Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXIII), Bruges, Belgium, 17–20 March 2015 and Scientific Conference, 16 March 2015
Member States to designate delegation to the intergovernmental session and the scientific conference.
CL-2541
Planning of the International Indian Ocean Expedition - 2
MS to nominate potential expert members of the IIOE-2 Interim Planning Committee, by 20 October 2014; pledge support to the planning phase of IIOE-2 through financial or in-kind contributions, by 20 October 2014; Inform the secretariat of a national focal point and/or body to oversee the national contribution to implementation of IIOE-2 and inform the secretariat of planned national IIOE-2 activities by 15 November 2014
CL-2540
Fourth Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3–7 November 2014
Regional scope: Caribbean TWFPs and TNCs to nominate a sea level station operator / technician / data analyst to participate in the course by 6 October 2014. Registration form also in the Word file.
CL-2539
Intersessional working group on the Future of IOC
IOC Member States to send nominations by 31 October 2014.
CL-2538
Work of the Open-ended Intersessional Financial Advisory Group
IOC Member States to send nominations (and email) by 31 October 2014. The group will work by correspondence. Revised terms of reference attached.
CL-2537
Invitation to the 11th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-XI), 11, 12–14 November 2014, Nicosia, Cyprus
Member States to nominate their delegation by 27 October 2014. Reminder to NEAMTWS Member States to provide their Tsunami Forecast Points.
CL-2536
Provision of new tsunami watch services for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (NEAMTWS)
Regional scope: New service offered by the Italian Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) as from 1st October 2014.
CL-2535
Start of Issuance of PTWC Enhanced Products for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (PTWS) by 0000Z on 1 October 2014
CL-2534
WESTPAC Training Course on Climate Models – IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate, Qingdao, China, 3–14 November 2014
WESTPAC focal point to nominate one or more participants to the Training Course on climate models , before 15 September 2014.
CL-2533
North-Eastern Atlantic Tsunami Monitoring by CENALT (France)
Regional scope: NEAMTWS members can request new watch service provided by France.
CL-2532
Tercera Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo Regional para América Central del Grupo Intergubernamental de Coordinación del Sistema de Alerta contra los Tsunamis y Atenuación de sus Efectos en el Pacífico (ICG/PTWS), Managua, Nicaragua, 29-30 Septiembre 2014
Regional scope: registration form to be sent by 22 August 2014.
CL-2531
Designation of members of the Intersessional Working Group for the Development of the IOC Capacity Development Strategy
Re-constitution of this intersessional Working Group. IOC Member States to designate members by 15 October 2014.
CL-2530
Announcement of IOTWS Indian Ocean Tsunami Exercise (IOWave14) on 9 and 10 September 2014
Regional scope: Through Tsunami Warning Focal Points and Tsunami National Contacts, Member States of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System to nominate National Contact for the IOWave14 Exercise by 31 July 2014.
CL-2529
Regional Workshop on Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for the North-Eastern Atlantic, Medtierrannean and connected seas (NEAMTWS), 23-24 September 2014, Rabat, Morocco
Regional scope: Member States from south-western Mediterranean to designate participants by 11 August 2014.
CL-2528
Second announcement for Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas – NEAMTWS Tsunami Exercise – ‘NEAMWave14’, 28–30 October 2014
Regional scope: Tsunami Warning Focal Points of NEAMTWS to send participation form by 1st September 2014.
CL-2527
Call for candidatures for IODE Co-Chairs
IOC Member States through national IODE coordinators to submit candidatures by 15 November 2014.
CL-2526
Notification and Instructions Regarding the Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Centre (NWPTAC) Communication Tests for the Registered NWPTA focal points, 14 July 2014 at 0500 UTC
CL-2525
International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC) Training Programme – Hawaii (ITP-HAWAII) Hawaii, United States of America, 18-29 August 2014
Regional scope: Through their Tsunami Warning Focal Points and National Tsunami Contacts, Member States of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group (ICGs) for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System are invited to nominate candidates by 25 June 2014.
CL-2524
Change of dates for the Third Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States (IOCAFRICA-III), Nairobi, Kenya, 13-15 April 2015
Revised dates: IOCAFRICA Member States are invited to pre-register to the IOC Secretariat by 31 December 2014 and submit detail of national ocean programmes where IOCAFRICA could add synergy.
CL-2523
Invitation to participate to the fourth Communication Test Exercise in the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (NEAMTWS-CTE4) – 30 June 2014
Regional scope: Tsunami Warning Focal Points and National Tsunami Contacts of the NEAMTWS are invited to indicate to the IOC Secretariat the detail of the message receiver for the communication test by 13 June 2014.
CL-2522
Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas – NEAMTWS Tsunami Exercise – ‘NEAMWave14’, 28-30 October 2014
Regional scope: ICG/NEAMTWS Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) and Tsunami National Contacts (TNC) to designate a National Contact for Exercise 'NEAMWAVE14' by 31 July 2014.
CL-2521
Invitation to Regional Training: “ICG/PTWS Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) New Enhanced Tsunami Products”, 2-4 June 2014, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Regional scope: Tsunami National Contacts and Tsunami Warning Focal Points for Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru to designate candidates by 5 May 2014.
CL-2520
Regional Workshop on Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and Emergency Response for Northern and Western Indian Ocean Countries, 23-27 June 2014, INCOIS, Hyderabad, India
Regional scope: northern and western Indian Ocean countries to nominate qualified and experienced participants by 9 May. Registration form available in Word format.
CL-2519
Invitation to a workshop convened for Group I Member States on The Role and Scope of the IOC in Marine Science and in the Global Ocean Observing System, 26-27 May 2014 in Utrecht, The Netherlands
CL-2518
Invitation to Regional Training Workshop on the PTWC Enhanced Products for the Pacific Tsunami Warning System, Nadi, Fiji, 22-24 May 2014
Regional scope: Pacific island countries to send application form to the IOC Tsunami Unit by 18 April 2014.
CL-2517
Invitation to the 47th Session of the IOC Executive Council, Paris, France, 1-4 July 2014, UNESCO Headquarters, meeting room IV
Member States are invited to send the list of their delegation. Delegate will fill out the pre-registration form and send it to the Secretariat as from now and not later than 1st June 2014.
CL-2516
The Republic of Palau: New Member State of the IOC
CL-2515
Pilot project for the intercomparison of seawater salinity measurements
Regional scope: Group IV Member States to consider nominating relevant instrument laboratories for participating in this pilot activity by 30 April 2014.
CL-2514
IOC/WMO Fifth DBCP In-Region Capacity Building Workshop for countries of the Western Indian Ocean, (12-15 May 2014)
Regional scope: Group IV and V Member States to nominate participants by 4 April 2014. Registration form in Word format provided.
CL-2513
Consultation process for the designation of applicants in the context of the appointment of the Executive Secretary of the IOC of UNESCO
Transmission of the fourteen most highly qualified applicants who have been pre-selected. IOC EC Member States to nominate by 2nd June 2014 one representative who will participate in the in-camera session to short-list names for the position of the ES at EC-47.
CL-2512
Liaison Group for Marine Instrumentation in the Asia Pacific region
Regional scope: Group IV Member States to nominate national member(s) for the LGMI-AP on the basis of the guidelines as detailed in the annex and inform the Secretariat
CL-2511
Third Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation in the South China Sea Region (ICG/PTWS-WG SCS/III), 8-9 April 2014, Hong Kong, China
Regional scope: South China sea States to nominate participants before 21 March 2014.
CL-2510
Call for nominations to the ICG/PTWS Task Team on Establishment of the South China Sea Tsunami Advisory Center (SCSTAC)
Regional scope: South China Seas countries to nominate participants by 14 March 2014.
CL-2509
Nippon Foundation / GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Training Programme Year 11 (2014-2015)
MS to consider candidates for Post-graduate Diploma in Ocean Bathymetry course and send applications by 31 March 2014.
CL-2508
Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations, 17-21 March 2014, Royal Thai Navy Hydrographic Department, Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand
GLOSS and Tsunami national contacts to nominate a sea level station operator/technician to participate by 16 February 2014.
CL-2507
Invitation to a Western Indian Ocean Regional Focus Group Meeting to help plan the International Indian Ocean Expedition 50th Anniversary Initiative (IIOE-2), Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, 6 and 7 March 2014
Regional focus: Western Indian Ocean IOC Member States to inform the secretariat of their interest and commitment to participate in the meeting by 31 January 2014.
CL-2506
Open-ended Intersessional Working Group to further review and improve the Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR) proposal
MS to nominate members to the intersessional working group by 28 February 2014.
CL-2505
Invitation to the Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-IX), St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, 13-15 May 2014
MS of the regional ICG, through their official contact points, to register detail of their delegation by 13 March 2014 and send national reports by 13 april 2014.
CL-2504
Joint CARIBE-Wave 2014 and LANTEX 2014 Exercise in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Adjacent Regions on 26 March 2014
Regional scope: Provides detail of the 2 scenario exercises together with the participant handbook.
CL-2503
Ocean Data and Information Network for the Western Pacific Region (ODINWESTPAC) Planning Workshop, 4-7 March 2014, Tianjin, China
Regional scope: IOC focal points in WESTPAC to designate experts by 21 January 2014
CL-2502
Notification and Instructions Regarding NWPTAC Communication Tests for the Registered NWPTA focal points
Regional scope (China, France, Indonesia, Rep. of Korea, Malaysia, PNG, Philippines, Russian Fed., Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam): communications test on January 29, 2014 at 0500 UTC
CL-2501
Seventh Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-VII), 12-13 February 2014, Paris, France
Member States are invited to communicate to the secretariat detail of their representative(s) to the meeting by 20 January 2014.
CL-2500
Caribbean Tsunami Information Center (CTIC) Director (a.i.) appointed; informational items about publications and key dates in 2014
For information
CL-2499
Invitation to the Second planning meeting of the Reference Group for the International Indian Ocean Expedition 50th Anniversary Initiative (IIOE-2), Qingdao, China, 20–21 November 2013
Regional scope
CL-2498
Invitation to the 10h Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-X), 19–21 November 2013, Rome, Italy
Member States to nominate their delegation by 1st November 2013; Candidatures for elections before 19 November 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
CL-2497
Republic of Vanuatu: New Member State of the IOC
Vanuatu: 146th Member State of IOC as from 2 September 2013
CL-2496
Intersessional Working Group for the Development of IOC Capacity Development Strategic Plan
Invites nominations of members to the group by 10 October 2013 and calls for funding and seconded staff.
CL-2495
Invitation to participate to the third NEAMTWS Communication Test Exercise (NEAMTWS-CTE3) on 1 October 2013
Tsunami Warning Focal points and Tsunami National Contacts to send detail of the message receivers during the exercise by 18 September 2013.
CL-2494
Invitation to the Indo-Pacific Ocean Forum on “Charting the Future of Sustained Ocean Observations and Services”, 26–28 November 2013, Bangkok Thailand
Regional scope: Group IV MS. To nominate one or two experts to the Forum, preferably no later than 20 September 2013
CL-2493
Nomination of Members of IOCAFRICA Regional Working Groups
Invitation to nominate suitable national experts for consideration for membership of five IOCAFRICA sub-regional Working Groups for developing detailed work plans not later than 21 September 2013.
CL-2492
Update of the UNESCO/IOC List of Experts on Marine Scientific Research for use in Special Arbitration under Annex VIII of UNCLOS
Invitation to appoint expert(s), and/or to reappoint or replace the expert(s) designated in the IOC List of Experts in Marine Scientific Research for use in special arbitration not later than 15 November 2013
CL-2491
Intersessional working group on the Future of IOC
Member States are invited to send letters of nomination along with a concise proposal by 10 October 2013
CL-2490
Re-constitution of the IOC Open-ended Intersessional Financial Advisory Group, 2013–2014
Member States are invited to send letters of nomination by 30 September 2013 at the very latest.
CL-2489
Invitation to Regional Training on “Strengthening Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and the use of the ICG/PTWS PTWC New Enhanced Tsunami Products”, Beijing, China, 21–25 October 2013
Regional scope: South China Sea countries. Call for participants. Financial support possible: by Monday 19 August 2013. Selected candidates will be notified by 2 September 2013
CL-2488
Notification and instructions regarding NWPTAC communication tests for the registered NWPTAC focal points
Regional scope: The Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) will conduct a communication test on 17 July 2013 at 0500 UTC to verify that communications links to the recipient organizations are functioning properly.
CL-2487
Invitation to Regional Training and Consultation Workshops on “Strengthening Standard Operating Procedures for Tsunami Warning and the use of the ICG/PTWS PTWC New Enhanced Tsunami Products”, Wellington, New Zealand, 12–16 August 2013
Regional scope: Through this CL the IOC invites Pacific Island countries to nominate up to two candidates to participate in a Regional Tsunami Training Workshop and Regional Consultation on the ICG/PTWS PTWC New Enhanced Tsunami Products
CL-2486
Nomination of Members of the Ad Hoc Team to Review the JCOMM Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) Implementation Plan
Member States and respective IODE National Coordinators for Oceanographic Data Management and IODE National Coordinators for Marine Information Management to propose members to the ad hoc task team by 30 May 2013.
CL-2485
IODE National Coordinators for Data Management/ IODE National Coordinators for Marine Information Management (WESPTAC Region)
WESTPAC Member States to confirm national focal points for Data Management and Marine Information Management by 30 May 2013.
CL-2484
WESTPAC Training Course on Air-Sea Interaction and Modelling – IOC Regional Training and Research Centre on Ocean Dynamics and Climate, Qingdao, China, 12–23 August 2013
WESTPAC Member States to nominate one or more participants to the Training Course by than 6 June 2013
CL-2482
IOC-WMO Second Capacity Building Workshop of the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) for the North Pacific Ocean and Its Marginal Seas (NPOMS-2) (Hangzhou, China, 15–18 July 2013)
Regional scope: East Asia Region. Workshop designed for typhoon forecasters, ocean data users, researchers and buoy operators. Notify name and detail of experts by 15 May 2013.
CL-2481
PTWC Start of Issuance of Pacific Experimental Products, 15 April 2013; User's Guide for the PTWC Enhanced Products for PTWS (IOC TS-105) ; PTWS Pacific-wide Tsunami Exercise “PacWave13”, 1–14 May 2013
Updates CL 2460 with new dates: Preparation of the Exercice Pacific Wave 13 within the period 1-14 May 2013; Nomination of National Contact for PacWave13 by 19 April; Launch of the PTWC Enhance Products on 15 April 2013.
CL-2480
Call for Nomination -- UN Secretary-General Oceans Compact Advisory Group
The CL invites IOC Member States to submit names for possible nomination to the UN Ocean Compact Advisory Group by 15 April 2013 by email.
CL-2479
Nippon Foundation – GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Training Project Year 10 (2013–2014)
One year scholarship to lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry at the University of New Hampshire (USA). To nominate candidates by end of March 2013.
CL-2478
Invitation to the Eight Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-VIII), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from 29 April to 1 May 2013
IOC MS in the region are invited to communicate the names and positions of their representatives to the Executive Secretary of the IOC, Ms Wendy Watson-Wright, and register their details directly on the website of the session by 29 March 2013.
CL-2477
Twelfth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (SC-IOCARIBE-XII), 9–12 April, 2013, Panama City, Panama
Member States are invited to designate their representatives by 15 March 2013.
CL-2476
Nomination of expert to serve on GOOS Steering Committee required by 31 March 2013 for appointment by Member State Electoral Group
IOC Member States of each of the five electoral groups are invited to nominate candidate experts, representative of their group at the GOOS SC by 31 March 2013. A CL for each group has been prepared, which are merged here in one pdf file for convenience.
CL-2475
Second Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States, Cape Town, South Africa (IOCAFRICA-II), 3–4 April 2013
Member States to send detail of their representatives by 5 March 2013.
CL-2474
Invitation to the Twenty-seventh Session of the IOC Assembly, 26 June–5 July 2013, and Forty-sixth Session of the IOC Executive Council, 25 June 2013, UNESCO HQ, Paris
CL-2473
Regional Workshop on Coastal Hazard Assessment: Applications in Risk Assessment, Management and Mitigation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19–22 March 2013
Regional scope: Indian Ocean. ICG/IOTWS Member States are invited to nominate participants by 22 February 2013.
CL-2472
Invitación a nominar participantes a un Taller Regional de Formación sobre Tsunamis, Reforzamiento de Procedimientos Operacionales Estándar para la Alerta de Tsunami y la Respuesta de Emergencia, Nuevos productos de información internacional para tsunami de PTWC
Regional scope for TNC of Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru called to designate up to 4 candidates to attend the workshop by 11 February 2013.
CL-2471
IOC-WMO Fourth DBCP In-Region Capacity Building Workshop for countries of the Western Indian Ocean (Zanzibar, Tanzania, 29 April–3 May 2013)
Regional scope: IOC Member Strates in the WIO region to nominate participants and to notify the IOC Secretariat, of the name and contact details of experts by 1 March 2013.
CL-2470
Questionnaire on “The Future Needs for Intergovernmental Coordination and Governance for Sustained Ocean Observations and Services”
Member States invited to answer the questionnaire by 30 March 2013. An analysis will be presented at the 27th IOC Assembly.
CL-2469
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: New Member State of the IOC
For information
CL-2468
Invitation to a Workshop on “The Present Status of Sustained Ocean Observations and Services in Caribbean and Latin America Countries (Group III)”, 6–8 March 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Regional scope: Group III Member States to designate participants by 10 February 2013.
CL-2467
Data and Information Survey in the Area of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea
Regional scope. Request of information by mid-February 2013 to help develop an Ocean Data and Information Network in the north-western part of the Indian Ocean.
CL-2466
Notification and Instructions Regarding NWPTAC Communication Tests for the Registered NWPTA Focal Points
Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center will conduct a communication test on 30 January 2013 at 0500 UTC.
CL-2465
Invitation to the Twenty-fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS-XXV, Vladivostok, Russian Federation, 9–11 September 2013)
CL with a regional scope. Revised dates of the ICG/PTWS 25th session. Member States to communicate representatives by 11 July 2013. This invitation was previously issued on 7 January 2013.
CL-2464
Nomination of experts for the NEAMTWS Candidate Tsunami Watch Providers Accreditation Procedure
TWFP and TNC to nominate experts by 8 February 2013.
CL-2463
Twenty-Second Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXII), Ensenada, Mexico, 11–15 March 2013
Invitation to partner organizations to propose presentations and documents by 31 December 2012.
CL-2462
Sixth Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-VI), 20-21 February 2013, Paris, France
NEW DATES: 20-21 February 2013. TOWS-WG members to confirm participation by 1st February 2013.
CL-2461
Joint CARIBE-Wave 2013 and LANTEX 2013 Exercise in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Adjacent Regions on 20 March 2013
Dissemination of the Exercise Participant Handbook (Technical Series, 101, Vol. 1).
CL-2460
PTWC Start of Issuance of Pacific Experimental Products, 1 February 2013; PTWS Pacific-wide Tsunami Exercise “PacWave13”, April 2013
Preparation of the Exercise Pacific Wave April 2013: Member States should nominate national contact for the exercise by 7 January 2013.
CL-2459
UN Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects —The World Ocean Assessment (WOA)
Update on the status of implementation of the first cycle of the Regular Process (2010–2014) under the United Nations. Includes an outline and timeline of the first global integrated ocean assessment to be produced by the end of 2014.
CL-2458
Eleventh Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB-XI), UNESCO, Paris, 28–30 April 2013
Member States who declared interest in participating in IPHAB are invited to: (i) nominate representatives to the 11th session; (ii) comment the draft agenda; (iii) designate candidates to the discussion panel; and (iv) and candidates to the IPHAB Bureau.
CL-2457
Twenty-second Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXII), Ensenada, Mexico, 11–15 March 2013
Member States to designate representative experts in data management and in marine information management. Meeting in English.
CL-2456
NEAMTWS Tsunami Exercise NEAMWave12, 27 and 28 November 2012, Second Announcement
NEAMTWS Member States to provide information on their participation to the NEAMWave12 exercise by 15 October 2012
CL-2455
Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-IX), Jakarta, Indonesia, 27–30 November 2012
Member States of the Indian Ocean region to designate delegates by 30 October 2012. National reports to be sent by 9 November 2012.
CL-2454
Provision of tsunami watch services for the NEAMTWS (National Observatory of Athens now operational, Greece)
Fourniture des services de veille aux tsunamis pour le NEAMTWS (Observatoire national d’Athènes opérationnel, Grèce). TWPs & TNCs to communnicate their wish to receive tsunami watch services from any of the three operational centres.
CL-2453
Re-constitution of the Open-ended Intesessional Financial Advisory Group to develop the draft IOC Medium-term Strategy for 2014–2021
MS to nominate representatives to IFAG Group by 15 October 2012.
CL-2452
Nominations of experts for the WESTPAC Advisory Group
WESTPAC MS to nominate experts to the WESTPAC Advisory Group by 28 September 2012
CL-2451
Seísmo y tsunami sobrevenidos el 27 de agosto en la costa del Pacífico frente a El Salvador, Seísmo sobrevenido el 5 de septiembre en la costa del Pacífico frente a Costa Rica: Evaluación subsiguiente del desempeño del Sistema de Alerta contra los Tsunamis y Atenuación de sus Efectos en el Pacífico
Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama to fill out post-tsunami questionnaires and send them to ICG/PTWS by 30 September 2012.
CL-2450
Second Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation in the South China Sea Region (ICG/PTWS-WG SCS/II), 16-18 October, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
IOC MS in the region to send nominations before 18 September 2012
CL-2449
WESTPAC-ICG/PTWS Training Workshop on Tsunami Models and Risk Assessment, Beijing, China, 24-27 September 2012
ICG/PTWS focal point to nominate experts by 31 August.
CL-2448
Launch of the UN Secretary-General Oceans Compact: Healthy Oceans For Prosperity, a new initative to protect the ocean and its citizens
For information
CL-2447
Provision of tsunami watch services for the NEAMTWS
France and Turkey candidate Tsunami Watch Providers operational as from 1st July 2012.
CL-2446
Invitation to the 9th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-IX) and associated meetings, Southampton, United Kingdom, 10–13 September 2012
NEAMTWS focal point to designate representatives to ICG/NEAMTWS-IX and preparation meeting to the NEAMWave12 exercise.
CL-2445
ITIC Training Programme – Hawaii (ITP-HAWAII), Hawaii, United States of America, 20–31 August 2012
Deadline for applications is no later than 30 June 2012
CL-2444
Notification and Instructions Regarding Northwest Pacific Tsunami Advisory Center (NWPTAC) Communication Tests for the Registered NWPTA focal points
TWFPs should check to ensure that the test message is received via all of their designated communication methods during the communication test of July 2012
CL-2443
Nomination of Members of the JCOMM/IODE Expert Team on Data Management Practices (ETDMP) nominated by the IOC International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange programme (IODE)
IOC MS to nominate candidates to the Expert Team by e-mail not later than 6 July 2012.
CL-2442
Task Teams of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS): call for nomination of experts
MS (Tsunami warning focal points and Tsunami national contacts in particular) to designate experts to two task teams of ICG/PTWS by 30 June 2012.
CL-2441
Request for contributions to the IOC special account for the support of the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
CL-2440
Ocean Events prior and at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 (20–22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
For information
CL-2439
Regional Workshop on Effective Tsunami Disaster Reduction Implementation Progress in Pacific Island Countries and PTWC Proposed Enhanced Products, 12-13 July 2012, Apia, Samoa and Third Meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation in the South-West Pacific Region( 3rd ICG/PTWS-WG SW Pacific), 14 July 2012, Apia, Samoa
Intended to ICG/PTWS Member States through their TNC and TWFP
CL-2438
Kiribati: New Member State of the IOC/Kiribati: nouvel Etat membre de la COI
For information
CL-2437
NEAMTWS Tsunami Exercise — “NEAMWave12”
NEAMTWS Member States to designate national contact for NEAMWave Exercise (November 2012) by 24 September 2012.
CL-2436
11th April 2012 West of North Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Event – Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
Members of ICG/IOTWS (Indian Ocean) to fill out and return questionnaire to ICG/IOTWS Secretariat by 11th May 2012.
CL-2435
Invitation to attend the IOC Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS) Task Team meetings, Honolulu, USA: PacWave11 Task Team meeting, 21 May 2012; Enhanced Tsunami Products Task Team meeting, 22–23 May 2012
Tsunami National Contacts (TNCs) to nominate members to both Task Teams to Bernardo Aliaga, ICG/PTWS Technical Secretary.
CL-2434
Notification and Instructions Regarding PTWC Communication Tests for the ICG/PTWS
CL-2433
GTS availability of 16 additional sea level stations from the Japan Meteorological Agency
CL-2432
Invitation to the 45th session of the IOC Executive Council, Paris, France, 26–28 June 2012 and to the work of the Intersessional working groups (25 June 2012)
IOC EC MS and partner organizations to send official nomination by 26 May 2012.
CL-2431
Invitation to participate to the second NEAMTWS Communication Test Exercise (NEAMTWS-CTE2) on 22 May 2012
NEAM region Member States to designate receiver of the communication test messages during the exercise by 8 May 2012.
CL-2430
Third Caribbean Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations, June 4–9 2012, Merida, Mexico
ICG/CARIBE EWS Member States to nominate a sea level station operator/technician to participate in this training course.
CL-2429
Honduras: New Member State of the IOC/Honduras: nouvel Etat membre de la COI
For information
CL-2428
Forty-fifth session of the IOC Executive Council
Proposals of the Executive Secretary on the preparation of the Executive Council session in a context of financial difficulties: cost-efficiency measures or postponement of the 45th session of the EC. EC Member States to inform of their preference by 15 April 2012.
CL-2427
Questionnaire Survey to aid Strategic Planning for the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States
Member States of the Africa region and the Adjacent Island States to complete the questionnaire by 20 April 2012.
CL-2426
Update on the status of the IOC Programme and Budget for 2012–2013 (36 C/5)
Appeal to support the IOC with extrabudgetary funds and secondments.
CL-2425
IOC/WESTPAC Training Course on Ocean Dynamics, Qingdao, China, 16–22 July 2012
MS to nominate participants to the Training Course, by 15 April 2012
CL-2424
Call for Experts – UN Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socio-economic Aspects
CL-2423
Invitation to the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-VII), Willemstad, Curacao, from 2 to 4 April 2012
MS to register their delegates by 15 March 2012
CL-2422
Nippon Foundation – GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) Training Project Year 9 (2012–2013)
MS to consider candidates for Post-graduate Diploma in Ocean Bathymetry course and send applications by 31 March 2012
CL-2421
Nomination of long-term Members of the IODE Group of Experts on Marine Information Management (GE-MIM)
MS to send nominations to p.pissierssens(at)unesco.org not later than 10 May 2012.
CL-2420
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Deadline for Member States to submit amendments proposals on Draft-Zero Rio+20 outcome document (The Future we want)
MS to propose amendments by 29 February 2012 through their Permanent Mission in New York.
CL-2419
Invitation to Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-V), 15 February 2012, Tokyo, Japan
CL-2418
Official dissolution of IOCEA and IOCWIO and Launching of the IOC Sub-Commission for Africa and Adjacent Island States, Nairobi, Kenya, 2–3 May 2012
MS to designate representatives to the session by 24 February 2012.
CL-2417
Intersessional Financial Advisory Group and Ad hoc open-ended working group to develop a draft of the Medium-term Strategy for 2014–2021
to nominate country’s representative(s) to the Intersessional Financial Advisory Group tasked also with the preparation of the Draft IOC Medium-Term Strategy for 2014–2021 by 31 January 2012
CL-2416
URGENT: financial situation of UNESCO and the IOC and Programme and budget for 2012–2013 (36 C/5)
CL-2415
The Japan –UNESCO/UNU Symposium on The Great East Japan Tsunami on 11 March 2011 and Tsunami Warning Systems: Policy Perspectives, 16–17 February 2012, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
Participate to the symposium organized by the IOC of UNESCO. Poster Session: send title and abstract by 31 December 2011.
CL-2414
Ninth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-IX), Busan, Republic of Korea, 8–12 May 2012
WESTPAC Member States to nominate delegation no later than 10 March 2012.
CL-2413
Inter-agency Report ‘A Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability’ as a contribution to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development- UNCSD (RIO+20)
CL-2412
Intersessional open-ended working group for the revision of the Guidelines for the Preparation and Consideration of Draft Resolutions
MS to send comments by 15 march 2012.
CL-2411
First meeting of the ICG/PTWS Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation in the South China Sea Region (ICG/PTWS-WG SCS/I), 12-14 December, Sanya, Hainan Province, China
CL-2410
Extension of the deadline for responding to the Questionnaire on the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (IOC/ABE-LOS)
Member States to answer the attached questionnaire on the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea by 30 November 2011.
CL-2409
Montenegro: New Member State of the IOC/Monténégro: nouvel Etat membre de la COI
CL-2408
Confirmation and/or updating on national members of the IOC/WESTPAC Coordinating Committee for the North-East Asian Regional-Global Ocean Observing System (NEAR-GOOS)
China, Japan, Republic of Korea and Russian Federation to confirm national representatives to NEAR-GOOS by 31 October 2011.
CL-2407
8th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-VIII), Santander, Spain, 22 – 24 November 2011
CL-2406
Preparation for the 2012 United Nations Conference on sustainable development (Rio +20)
MS & stakeholders to provide inputs and contributions highlighting ocean priorities in writing by 1 November 2011, through their UN Permanent Missions
CL-2405
Nomination and/or updating of details on IODE National Coordinators for Oceanographic Data Management and IODE National Coordinators
To update not later than 1 November 2011
CL-2404
Notification and instructions regarding PTWC Communication Tests for the ICG/CARIBE EWS
CL-2403
IOTWS Indian Ocean Tsunami Exercise - IOWave11
Member States to send nomination of their national contact for IOWave11 Exercise (12 Oct. 2011) by 21 Sept. 2011.
CL-2402
Sending PTWS Operational Users Guide and Exercise Pacific Wave 2011, Exercise Manual
Relevant documentation for the Pacific Wave 11 Exercise.
CL-2401
Segunda Reunión Regional de Sistemas de Alerta de Tsunami en Centroamérica, 28-30 Septiembre 2011, San Salvador, El Salvador
Nominaciones deberán enviarse a Bernardo Aliaga, Secretario Técnico del ICG/PTWS a más tardar el 12 de Septiembre de 2011
CL-2400
Curso de Modelación Numérica de tsunamis basado en el modelo NEOWAVE, Valparaiso, Chile, 21-25 de Noviembre de 2011
Nominaciones y CV debarán enviarse a Bernardo Aliaga, Secretario Técnico del ICG/PTWS a mas tardar el 21 de Septiembre de 2011
CL-2399
Invitation to the Eigth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-VIII), Santander, Spain., 22–24 November 2011
NEAMTWS MS to communicate participants by 1st November; nominations to the Bureau by 18 November. Attachments in pdf only.
CL-2398
Nomination of Long-Term Members of the IODE Group of Experts on the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (GE-OBIS)
To send nomination by 1 November 2011.
CL-2397
Invitation to submit nominations for members of the interim GOOS Steering Committee by 31 October 2011
Submit nominations for the ten scientific and technical experts of the iGSC by 31 October 2011. Nomination form available in Word.
CL-2396
Invitation to participate to the first NEAMTWS Enlarged Communication Test Exercise (NEAMTWS-ECTE1) on 10 August 2011
CL-2395
ITIC Training Programme, 22 August-2 September 2011
IOC Member States to provide names and CVs of candidates by 8 July.
CL-2394
Niue, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tuvalu: New Member States of the IOC
CL-2393
Establishment of an IOC Sub-Commission for Africa
Proposal
CL-2392
Meeting of the Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on IOC’s Regional Activities, 20 June 2011 (14:30–17:30), Room VII, UNESCO HQ, Paris
To confirm attendance by 31 May 2011.
CL-2391
27th February 2010 Chile Earthquake and Tsunami Event: Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Pacific Tsunami Warning System– report available
CL-2390
PTWS Pacific-wide Tsunami Exercise “PacWave 11”, 9–10 November 2011
ICG/PTWS Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) to designate national contact for PacWave 11 exercise
CL-2389
Invitation to participate to the Tsunami and Civil Protection Workshop: “Tsunami hazard in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (NEAM region) – A challenge for Science and Civil protection”, 15 to 16 June 2011 in Ispra, Italy
CL-2388
Questionnaire on the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (IOC/ABE-LOS)
MS to fill out the questionnaire and return it to the IOC Secretariat not later than 30 May 2011.
CL-2387
Nomination of Mr Mitrasen Bhikajee
CL-2386
11 March Pacific Coast off Tohoku, Japan, Earthquake and Tsunami Event: Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
PTWS Member States to complete and return questionnaire by May 1st, 2011.
CL-2385
Invitation to the Twenty-fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS-XXIV), Beijing, China, 24–27 May 2011
PTWS Member States to register their details directly on the website at www.ioc-unesco.org/ptws-24 no later than 29th April 2011
CL-2384
UN Regular Process on Global Reporting and Assessment on the State of the Marine Environment, including socio-economic aspects
Member States to comment, by 30 April 2011 to the secretariat of the Regular Process, namely the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (doalos@un.org)
CL-2383
Meeting of National Oceanographic Committees, 23 June 2011, 12:30-14:00, UNESCO, HQ, Paris
Member States to communicate attendance by 15 May.
CL-2382
Eleventh Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, SC-IOCARIBE-XI
IOCARIBE MS to send registration form by 1 May 2011.
CL-2381
IOC/WESTPAC-PICES Joint Workshop on Rapid Assessment Survey Methodologies for Detecting Marine Non-Indigenous Species, Phuket, Thailand, 19–21 July 2011
To identify and nominate suitable participants before 10 May 2011
CL-2380
Contribution to the Closing Ceremony of the IOC 50th Anniversary
To send asap the list of material you would be ready to send and demonstrate at the IOC Assembly
CL-2379
Preparation Process for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – Rio+20
Preparation of a Declaration by IOC on the role of oceans in sustainable development.
CL-2378
Eighth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-VIII), Melbourne, Australia, 3–6 May 2011
Register nominations by 11 April. Submit national reports by 19 April. Agenda, timetable, election forms, national report template, TWFP and TNC nomination forms.
CL-2377
(i) Implementation of the NEAMTWS, (ii) Tsunami Communication Test and associated planning workshop at JRC (Ispra, Italy) June 2011, (iii) Customized Earthquake Information Service by GFZ, (iv) tsunami forecast points
To States members of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas
CL-2376
IOC/WESTPAC TRAINING COURSE ON OCEAN MODELS, Qingdao, China, 10-16 June 2011
To nominate one or more participants to the Training Workshop before 31 March 2011
CL-2375
Invitation to the Twenty-sixth Session of the IOC Assembly, 22 June–5 July 2011, and Forty-fourth Session of the IOC Executive Council, 21 June 2011, UNESCO HQ, Paris
Member States and partner organizations to send nominations by 22 May 2011.
CL-2374
Eighth Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Western Indian Ocean (IOCWIO), Grand Baie, Mauritius, 25 – 27 May 2011
Partner organizations in IOCWIO region to send nomination by 18 March 2011
CL-2373
Eighth Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Western Indian Ocean (IOCWIO), Grand Baie, Mauritius, 25–27 May 2011
IOC Member States in IOCWIO region to send nominations by 18 March 2011
CL-2372
Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG-IV), 21–22 March 2011, Paris, France
CL-2370
Invitation to the Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-VI) (Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, from 26 to 29 April 2011)
To confirm attendance by 15 March. To send national reports by 15 March.
CL-2369
REVISION: Nomination of long-term members of the IODE group of experts on biological and chemical data management and exchange practices (GE-BICH)
NEW DEADLINE: To send us nominations, by e-mail to Mr Peter Pissierssens (p.pissierssens@unesco.org) not later than 31 May 2011.
CL-2368
Update of the UNESCO/IOC List of Experts on Marine Scientific Research for use in Special Arbitration under Part VIII of UNCLOS
To reappoint or replace the experts designated in the current IOC List of Experts by 1st May 2011
CL-2367
Tenth Session of the IOC-WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS-X), June 2011, Paris, France
Submission of name(s) of Representatives by 1 March 201. Submission of election nomination forms by 16 May 2011
CL-2366
Nomination for the IOC 50th Anniversary Medal
Nominations to be submitted by 7 February 2011 using the attached form (also available in Word).
CL-2365
Joint CARIBE-Wave 2011 and LANTEX 2011 Exercise in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Adjacent Regions on 23 March 2011
The exercice manual is available online in English, French and Spanish at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0019/001905/190556M.pdf
CL-2364
Tenth Session of the IOC Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms IPHAB-X
Answers expected by 1 March 2011
CL-2363
Joint CARIBE-Wave 2011 and LANTEX 2011 Exercise in the Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Adjacent Regions on 23 March 2011
Requests comments to draft "Exercise CARIBE-WAVE’11/LANTEX’11 Participant Handbook" by 15 October 2010
CL-2362
Implementation of IOC Resolution EC-XLI-4
Designation of Japan Argo National Focal Point
CL-2361
Questionnaire to support the work of the Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on IOC’s Regional Activities
Online questionnaire to be filled in by 31 December 2010
CL-2360
Candidatures for IODE Co-Chairs
Candidatures to be sent by 15 November 2010
CL-2359
Twenty-first session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXI), Liege, Belgium, 23–26 March 2011 (Organizations)
Also see CL-2358 for language versions of the agenda.
CL-2358
Twenty-first session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XXI), Liege, Belgium, 23–26 March 2011
CL-2357
Invitation to and preparations for the 7th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-VII), Paris, France, 23–25 November 2010
Registration by by 31 October 2010. All annexes in pdf version.
CL-2356
Recruitment of Project Officer, Oman National Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (NMHEWS)
Applications must be received no later than 31st August 2010
CL-2355
Follow-up to the implementation of IOC Resolution EC-XLI-4
Notes from India and Tunisia. See also related CL on the subject 2347, 2313, 2307
CL-2354
Contributing activities to the commemorative Year of the IOC 50th Anniversary
CL-2353
Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on IOC’s Regional Activities
Deadline: to nominate experts by 30 July 2010
CL-2352
ITIC TRAINING PROGRAMME – HAWAII (ITP-HAWAII), Hawaii, United States, 30 August – 10 September 2010
Deadline: 7 July 2010. Selectees will be notified by 16th July 2010
CL-2351
Submission of tsunami forecast points for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-Eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (NEAMTWS)
Deadline by 30 September 2010.
CL-2350
Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS): call for nomination of experts
CL-2349
Consultations for UNESCO on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2011–2012 (Draft 36 C/5)
CL-2348
Democratic Republic of the Congo: New Member State of the IOC
CL-2347
Follow-up to the implementation of IOC Resolution EC-XLI-4
CL-2346
Grenada: New Member State of the IOC
Bilingual English/French
CL-2345
Follow-up of the IOCEA-VI request related to IOCEA Project Office
Send offer by 31 May 2010.
CL-2343
Meeting of Regional IOC Subsidiary Bodies and Decentralized Offices 7 June 2009 (14:30 – 17:30), Room VII, UNESCO HQ, Paris
Revised version: Chairpersons of IOC Regional Subsidiary Bodies, Tsunami ICG and Heads of IOC Decentralized Offices to confirm attendance by 25 May 2010.
CL-2342
Third Meeting of the Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards related to Sea Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG), 5-6 May 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
Register by 5 April 2010
CL-2341
Community Model Interface for Tsunami (ComMIT) Training Workshop 3-7 May 2010 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA
Registration by 8 April 2010
CL-2340
Seek IOC Member States’ views on whether any additional work is necessary to follow up ‘Marine Scientific research: A guide for the implementation of relevant provisions of UNCLOS’
Member States to send contribution by 30 April 2010
CL-2339
Follow-up of the Resolution XXV-11 on “Enhancing IOC Capacity-development”
CL-2338
Guidelines for the preparation and consideration of Draft Resolutions by IOC Governing Bodies
Member States to send inputs before 14 May 2010.
CL-2337
27th February 2010 Chile Earthquake and Tsunami Event: Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Pacific Tsunami Warning System
ICG/PTWS Tsunami focal points and national contacts to complete and return the survey by 15 April 2010.
CL-2336
Nomination and/or updating of information on IODE national coordinators for marine information management (and oceanographic data management)
CL-2335
Invitation to the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-VII), Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 14- 16 April 2010
CL-2334
Follow-up of the IOC-XXV decisions related to IOCWIO
Revised version (15 April 2010) Invitation to host IOCWIO-VIII or the IOCWIO Project Office. Deadline: 30 April 2010.
CL-2333
Establishment of a multisource trust fund for the support of the ocean biogeographic information system (OBIS)
CL-2332
Invitation to the Forty-third Session of the IOC Executive Council
CL-2331
Official inauguration of the 50th Anniversary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO — Launch of the official website
CL-2330
Intersessional Financial Advisory Group
To nominate country representatives to the Intersessional Financial Advisory Group by 31 March 2010.
CL-2329
5th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands: Ensuring Survival, Preserving Life, and Improving Governance 3–7 May 2010, UNESCO, Paris
Revised version
CL-2328
GOOS National Focal Points Contact List (Revised)
Answers expected by 1st March 2010.
CL-2327
12th January 2010 Haiti Earthquake and Tsunami Event: Post-Event Assessment of the Performance of the Caribbean Tsunami and other Coastal Hazards Early Warning System
CL-2326
Retirement of the Executive Secretary of IOC - New Executive Secretary and Assistant Director General of the IOC, Dr Wendy Watson-Wright
CL-2325
Update on ICG/CARIBE EWS activities and advanced notice for ICG CARIBE EWS-V, 10-12 March 2010, Managua, Nicaragua
CL-2324
Seismic Network Operators Short Course and WG1 meeting 1-5 February 2010 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA
CL-2323
Invitation to the Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-V), Managua, Nicaragua, 15-17 March 2010
Revised version. Registration before 17 February; Submission of national reports by 20 February 2010.
CL-2322
Sixth Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Eastern Atlantic (IOCEA), Accra, Ghana, 28-30 March 2010
Revised version. NEW DATES. Invitation to partner organizations.
CL-2321
Sixth Session of the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Eastern Atlantic (IOCEA), Accra, Ghana, 28-30 March 2010
Revised version. NEW DATES. Revised Agenda in preparation
CL-2320
Eighth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-VIII), Bali, Indonesia, 10-13 May 2010
CL-2319
Joint UNESCO-IOC-GOOS-AFRICA-IHP/UNEP/AARSE/GEO Pan-African Workshop: "Decision-making support for coastal zone management, water resources and climate change in Africa", 15-17 February 2010, Palais des Congrès, Cotonou, Benin
Organized jointly with the International Hydrological Programme under the auspices of the African Union.
CL-2318
Implementation of the project: “Integrated Data and Information Management of Oceans and Coastal Zones in Africa – ODINAFRICA-IV
CL-2317
Nomination of Members of the Inter-ICG Task Teams on Sea Level, Disaster Management and Preparedness, and Tsunami Watch Operations
Deadline: 30 November 2009
CL-2316
Questionnaire No. 3 on the Practice of Member States in the Application of Parts XIII and XIV of UNCLOS
Follow-up of IOC Assembly Resolution XXIII-8. Actions requisted: 1- Response to questionnaire before 30 Jan. 2010; 2- Designation of experts to analyse responses to the questionnaire by 1st Dec. 2009.
CL-2315
Scientific Summary for Policy-makers of the State of Knowledge on Ocean Fertilization
Due to delay in the dissemination of CL 2315 the deadline for response has been postponed until 30 June 2010. Attachment only in the pdf file.
CL-2314
Cancelled
CL-2313
Implementation of IOC resolution EC-XLI.4
Turkey requests notification under Argo Programme
CL-2312
Invitation to and preparations for the 6th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-IV), Istanbul, Turkey, 11-13 November 2008
CL-2310
ITIC Training Programme – Hawaii (ITP-HAWAII) Hawaii, United States, 24 August – 9 September 2009
CL-2309
Consultation process for the designation of applicants in the context of the appointment of the Executive Secretary of the IOC of UNESCO: updated list of applicants
Please request attachments to the CL at the IOC Front Office. This CL updates CL 2296 dated 13 March 2009.
CL-2308
Ministerial Round Table on Oceans, 12 and 13 October 2009,
10 July 2009
CL-2307
Implementation of IOC Resolution EC-XLI.4
Peru requests notification under Argo programme
CL-2306
Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS): call for nomination of experts
CL-2305
First IOC/WESTPAC Training Course on the Establishment of National IODE Ocean Data Portal Nodes, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 31 August – 4 September 2009
3 June 2009
CL-2304
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
CL-2303
Pending
Cancelled
CL-2302
Nomination of Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) and Tsunami National Contacts (TNC)
CL-2301
Pre-release of the Assessment of Assessments report
CL-2300
8th June: World Oceans Day activities
CL-2299
Provisional Agenda and Timetable for the Twenty-fifth Session of the IOC Assembly, 16–25 June 2009, and Forty-second Session of the IOC Executive Council, 15 June 2009, UNESCO HQ, Paris
http://www.ioc-unesco.org/IOC-XXV
CL-2298
Change of Host Country and Venue: Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-VI)
Hyderabad, India, 7-9 April 2009. Register no later than 31 March 2009.
CL-2297
IOC 50th Anniversary, voluntary extra budgetary contributions
CL-2296
Consultation process for the designation of applicants in the context of the appointment of the Executive Secretary of the IOC of UNESCO
Request information and files directly to the ADG/IOC office
CL-2295
Invitation to the Global Meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Groups for Tsunami Warning Systems (GLOBAL TWS) UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, 24 – 27 March 2009
CL-2294
IOC 50th Anniversary logo
CL-2293
Invitation to Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-VI), Bangkok, Thailand, 7- 9 April 2009
See CL-2298 for change of host country and place.
CL-2292
Invitation to the Twenty-fifth Session of the IOC Assembly, 16–26 June 2009, and Forty-second Session of the IOC Executive Council, 15 June 2009, UNESCO HQ, Paris
Please return the pre-registration forms to the Secretariat before 15 May 2009 via your national Permanent Delegation.
CL-2291
Invitation to the Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (ICG/CARIBE EWS-IV), Fort de France, Martinique, France, NEW DATES: 2 – 4 June 2009
NEW DATES: 2 – 4 June 2009
CL-2290
World Ocean Conference (WOC2009), 11–15 May 2009, Manado, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia
Commitment from the world community to work together to improve marine resource management with regards to global climate change impact management will be captured in the MANADO OCEAN DECLARATION. Call for comments. Conference Website at: www.woc2009.org
CL-2289
Pending
ESA contribution
CL-2288
Ninth Session of the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (IOC/ABE-LOS IX), Paris, France, 30 March–3 April 2009
Pre-registration by 15 March 2009.
CL-2287
Assessment of Assessments -- Sollicitation of comments from Member States
Deadline: 31 January 2009. www.unga-regular-process.org
CL-2286
Coordinator of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of IOC
CL-2285
In-kind contributions to the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the IOC
CL-2284
Ninth Session of the IOC-WMO-UNEP Intergovernmental Committee for the Global Ocean Observing System (I-GOOS-IX), 10–12 June 2009, Paris, France
To submit the name(s) of Representatives by 1 March 2009; To send national reporting on contribution to the GOOS by 15 May 2009; To submit candidatures for elections of I-GOOS Officers by 10 June 2009 at 5:30 p.m.
CL-2283
Ninth Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms (IPHAB-IX), UNESCO, Paris, 22–24 April 2009
Deadline: 1 March 2009. Attachments in PDF version only.
CL-2282
Invitation to the Twenty-third Session of the ICG/PTWS XXIII, 16-18 February 2009, Apia, Samoa
CL-2281
Twentieth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XX), Tianjin, China, 4–8 May 2009
Invitation to partner organizations.
CL-2280
Twentieth Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE-XX), Tianjin, China, 4–8 May 2009
Invitation to IOC Member States, IODE Coordinators, WDC, NODC, DNA Directors.
CL-2279
IOC role in relation to submissions of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 nautical miles according to Article 76 of UNCLOS
Follow-up to IOC CL-2270
CL-2278
Review of the World Climate Change Research Programme (WCRP)
Deadline: 14 November 2008. The draft Report of the WCRP Review is made available to Member States for comments.
CL-2277
Nomination of members of the JCOMM/IODE expert team on data management practices (ETDMP)
Deadline: 3 November 2008. The Word version of the nomination form can be conveniently filled in and returned by email to the IOC Secretariat before 3 November 2008.
CL-2276
Working Groups of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS): call for nomination of experts
New Deadline: 19 December 2008. To establish five new Working Groups, namely Working Group on Pacific Emergency Communications and Technologies, Working Group on Rapid Near Field Recognition of Tsunamigenic Earthquakes and Associated Tsunamis and three sub-regional Working Groups: the Southeast Pacific Region, the Southwest Pacific Region, and the Central American Pacific Coast.
CL-2275
Invitation to the 5th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS-V), Athens, Greece, 3 – 5 November 2008
Deadline: 15 October 2008
CL-2274
Head of the IOC Ocean Sciences Section
Director-General of UNESCO has appointed Dr Luis Valdés as Head of the IOC Ocean Sciences Section.
CL-2273
IOC Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS) Steering Committee (elected officers and chairs of working groups), Guayaquil, Ecuador, 8-10 October 2008
Invitation to the meeting at INOCAR.
CL-2272
PTWS Pacific-wide Tsunami Exercise “Pacific Wave 08”
Announces a second Pacific wide tsunami exercise to be carried out 28-30 October 2008. This letter seeks to advise Member States of the planned exercise.
CL-2271
Implementation of IOC Resolution EC-XLI.4 (Guidelines for the Implementation of Resolution XX-6 of the IOC Assembly Regarding the Deployment of Profiling Floats in the High Seas within the Framework of the Argo Programme)
Argentina requests notofication under the Argo Programme
CL-2270
Decision regarding the workload of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and the ability of States, particularly developing States, to fulfil the requirements of article 4 of Annex II to the Convention, as well as the decision contained in SPLOS/72, paragraph (a)
CL-2270 rev
CL-2268
RANET Alert Watcher (RAW) abbreviated messages via SMS to mobile phones, relaying Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) bulletins
CL-2267
Services provided by the JCOMM in-situ Observing Platform Support Centre
CL-2266
Meeting of Officers of IOC Primary Subsidiary Bodies, Monday 23 June 2008, 14.30–17.30 hours, Room VI, 119 avenue de Suffren, 75007 Paris
CL-2265
Tenth Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, SC-IOCARIBE-X, (Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, 22–25 October 2008) and Regional Symposium on Tsunamis (20–21 October 2008)
CL-2264
Seventh Session of the IOC’s Regional Committee for the Western Indian Ocean (IOCWIO), Mombasa, Kenya, 18–22 July 2008
Invitation to UN Organizations, Regional agencies and partners
CL-2263
Seventh Session of the IOC’s Regional Committee for the Western Indian Ocean (IOCWIO), Mombasa, Kenya, 18–22 July 2008
Invitation to IOC Member States
CL-2262
Caribbean Training Course for Operators of Sea Level Stations, June 23 - 27 2008, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, USA
CL-2261
Regional Consultations with National Commissions for UNESCO on the Preparation of the Draft Programme and Budget for 2010–2011 (Draft 35 C/5)
CL-2260
Summary Report—First Meeting of "Working Group on the Future of IOC", UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 19–20 February 2008
CL-2259
Invitation to the Forty-first Session of the IOC Executive Council
The session will open on Tuesday 24 June at 9.30 in Room IV and should conclude its work on Tuesday 1st July. Provisional agenda and timetable attached.
CL-2258
Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-V), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8-10 April 2008
CL-2256
Future of IOC of UNESCO
CL-2255
First Meeting of the 'Working Group on the Future of IOC': Final Results of the Questionnaire
CL-2254
First Meeting of 'Working Group on the Future of IOC': Basic Documentation
CL-2253
Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS-V), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8 - 10 April 2008
CL-2252
Invitation to attend the First Meeting of the 'Working Group on the Future of the IOC', UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, 19–20 February 2008
CL-2251
Seventh Intergovernmental Session of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-VII), Sabah, Malaysia, 26-29 May 2008
CL-2250
Invitation to ICG CARIBE EWS-III in Panama
CL-2249
Results of Election of members to the 'Working Group on the Future of IOC'
CL-2248
Seek GSSC New Chair
CL-2247
Questionnaire and 1st meeting of the 'Working Group on the Future of IOC'
CL-2246
CARIBE Focal Point nominations
CL-2245
Invitation to the Eighth Session of the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (IOC/ABE-LOS VIII
CL-2244
Election of members to the 'Working Group on the Future of IOC'
CL-2243
Requirement of Experts on Marine Scientific Research for use in special Arbitration
CL-2242
ITSU Training Programme, Hawai'i, 5-16 November 2007
CL-2241
Invitiation to NEAMTWS-IV
CL-2240
Response to Oman re: invitation to come for TWS project
CL-2239
Follow-up to the 24th IOC Assembly
CL-2238
Designation of Representatives to 'Working Group on the Future of IOC'
CL-2237
Invitation to participate in the implementation of the Assessment of Assessment within the United Nations General Assembly Framework (UNGA Resolution A/60/30)
CL-2236
Nomination of Tsunami Warning Focal Points (TWFP) and Tsunami National Contacts (TNC)
CL-2235
First NEAR-GOOS-NOWPAP Joint Training Course on Remote Sensing Data
CL-2234
Working Groups of the ICG/CARIBE EWS: call for nomination of experts
CL-2233
Invitation to the Twenty-Second Session of the Intergovernmental Co-ordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System
CL-2232
2nd despatch of documents for IOC-XXIV Assembly
CL-2231
Invitation to meeting of Regional Subsidiary Bodies prior to the XXIV Assembly
CL-2230
Invitation to GOHWMS meeting during assembly
CL-2229
Eleventh Session of the Joint IOC-WMO-CPPS Working Group on the Investigations of “El Niño” (IMARPE, Lima, Peru, 5 – 6 June, 2007); Meeting of the GOOS Regional Alliance for the Southeast Pacific (GRASP) (IMARPE, Lima, Peru, 7 – 8 June, 2007)
CL-2228
Caribbean Training Course in Seismology and Tsunami Warnings, June 25 - 30 2007, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
CL-2227
Sea GOOS WESTPAC CL
CL-2226
Joint ITLOS-IOC Workshop
CL-2225
Invitation to 24th IOC Assembly (Orgs and Observers)
CL-2224
Invitation to 24th IOC Assembly (MS)
CL-2223
CD Advanced Leadership Development Workshop for Directors, Libreville, Gabon
CL-2222
Eight Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms, UNESCO, 17-20 April 2007
CL-2221
Invitation to attend ICG/CARIBE EWS-II
CL-2220
Invitation to attend IOC-WMO-UNEP/I-GOOS-VIII
CL-2062
Nomination of the official national coordinating body for liaison with the IOC in States members of the IOC
Details procedure to establish formal relationship with the IOC of UNESCO preferably through the nomination of a national coordinating body for liaison with the IOC. Includes also copy of IOC CL 2017 and Resolution XII-8 (1982) which advocates for the establishment of National Oceanographic Commissions (only in pdf files.) The questionnaire to inform on the national body for liaison with IOC is available in Word.

Created at 14:05 on 18 Feb 2008 by Albert FISCHER
Last updated at 17:04 on 17 Aug 2016