Brief historical information

 

The MHI Oceanographic Data Bank (MHI BOD) has been taking an active part in IODE work since 1993 when DNA (Designated National Agency) was established on the basis of MHI NAS of Ukraine.
Taking into account current trends in organisation of collecting, storing and delivering oceanographic data and information to users, development of communication means as well as the existing specialization of marine institutes, in 2008 Ukraine shifted to the distributed model of data centres, i.e. DNA on physical oceanography, hydrochemistry, and satellite data on the basis of MHI and DNA on marine biological data on the basis of IBSS NAS of Ukraine. The change in the NODCs' structure has allowed increasing the efficiency of their activity and reflects IODE's growing attention to marine biological data.
In April 2013, in accordance to the IODE's recommendations, both Ukrainian DNAs were reformed into NODC (National Oceanographic Data Centre) on physical oceanography, hydrochemistry, and satellite data and NODC on marine biological data, respectively.
Both Ukrainian oceanographic data centres strive to maximally follow the IOC's policy in the field of oceanographic data exchange in their activity.
At present, MHI BOD is involved into a number of national and international projects connected with IODE and/or responding its program goals. ODINBLACKSEA (Ocean Data and Information Network for the Black Sea), SEADATANET-2 (Pan-European Infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management), EMODNET (European Marine Observation and Data Network), and other projects are among them.

Special attention is paid to capacity building via active participation of MHI BOD specialists in educational events on different levels in framework of the IODE projects and programs. They are also included into the list of experts in the field of regional physical oceanography and hydro chemistry, as well as in the field of ocean and marine data management.
MHI BOD welcomes with great satisfaction the further development of IODE and highly appreciates its support of such projects as ODINBLACKSEA and ODINECET realized in the Black Sea region.

The vital tasks of international oceanographic exchange still are:

  • to go on with efforts on archeology and rescue of historical oceanographic data arrays;
  • to improve data access systems on the basis of modern information technologies;
  • to develop oceanographic data quality control systems;
  • (in connection with development of means and methods of getting oceanographic data) to integrate considerable arrays of operational oceanographic information and existing data arrays;
  • to improve the mechanism of the international data exchange and to train qualified specialists in the field of oceanographic data management.


1993 2008 2013
DNA on the basis of MHI NAS of Ukraine. DNA on physical oceanography, hydrochemistry, and satellite data on the basis of MHI NAS of Ukraine. NODC on physical oceanography, hydrochemistry, and satellite data on the basis of MHI NAS of Ukraine.
DNA on marine biological data on the basis of IBSS NAS of Ukraine. NODC on marine biological data on the basis of IBSS NAS of Ukraine.


For additional information please contact us:
   Department of Marine Information Systems and Technologies
   Marine Hydrophysical Institute,
   2, Kapitanskaya St., Sevastopol, 299011, Russia
   Phone: 8692-540456
   E-mail: meit@nodc.org.ua