OceanTeacher Quality Management System Essentials for National Oceanographic Data Centres Training Course

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General information

The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for many National Oceanographic Data Centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE is developing a Quality Management Framework for NODCs that includes the implementation of technical standards and quality management systems which would lead to the accreditation of NODCs.

This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System based on ISO 9001:2008.

Aims and Objectives:
- To introduce the IODE Quality Management Framework
- To explain the importance of quality for oceanographic data
- To introduce the ISO 9000 series of standards
- To provide a description of a Quality Management System
- To enable a clear understanding of the requirements of a quality manual
- To describe accreditation of National Oceanographic Data Centres

This is a practical workshop; participants will complete workshop exercises on each topic to reinforce learning and understanding of the requirements for a quality management system and the IODE accreditation requirements for NODCs.

Course participation is restricted to representatives of NODCs and ADUs. Applicants must include an endorsement letter from their institution stating their readiness to work towards IODE accreditation of their data centre. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their organization\'s work flow and processes.

How to apply:

Interested candidate(s) from NODCs and also interested ADUs should register for the course by sending the following documents to the IODE Training Coordinator:

- filled Application Form (attached)
- short CV
- Endorsement letter from their institution stating they are prepared to work towards IODE accreditation of their data centre.

Complete applications should be sent by e-mail directly to the OceanTeacher Academy Training Coordinator within the deadline (21 September 2014).

Note: confirmation of participation upon payment of tuition fee (see course flyer attached)


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Venue: UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE
Oostende, Belgium

UNESCO/IOC Project Office for IODE
Wandelaarkaai 7 - Pakhuis 61


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