International Ocean Data Conference – II

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France
Location: UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France
Start: Monday March 20th, 2023
End: Tuesday March 21st, 2023

Following the success of the previous International Ocean Data Conference, the IODC-II conference will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France between 20th - 21st March 2023, with a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.

Organised by UNESCO and IODE, this conference will address previous conclusions on the topic of ‘global ocean digital ecosystem’ in the framework of the UN Ocean Decade by focusing on the implementation of commitments and recommendations. Furthermore, it will also report on obstacles, solutions, identified challenges, and new knowledge.

Participants are invited to engage in this conference by submitting oral presentations.


  • Session 1: Implementing the fair and care principles for ocean science and sustainable development
  • Session 2: Community engagement and capacity development in data literacy
  • Session 3: Global ocean digital ecosystem
  • Session 4: Interdisciplinarity, societal needs

Iliad Participation

Iliad experts will be delivering 1 keynote and 2 presentations during the event.

Keynote: From Theory to Practice: New resources for Capacity development for Earth Observation Data management – Marie-Francoise Voidrot, Bente Lilja Bye

Presentation: Aquaculture Risk Metrics – A digital twin of the ocean with risk data and information for multiple stakeholders – Bente Lilja Bye, Christopher Genillard , Arne-Jørgen Berre, Lena Neidhardt

Presentation: An end-to-end digital solution to lower the barrier to participation in ocean science – Tara Zeynep Baris, Thomas Li Fredriksen, Anna Silyakova, Cera McTavish, Erin Idelle Gallup, Jo Øvstaas

IODC 2nd event poster

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