Call for Volunteers for the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM

Dear IAMSLIC members,

 At the 39th IAMSLIC Conference in Alaska, a proposal was made by Peter Pissierssens, Head of the IODE Project Office and Linda Pikula, GE-MIM Chair, to establish the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC Group of Experts on Marine Information Management (IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM).  Following the recommendation by the established Task Force, this proposal has been approved by the Executive Board and by the membership. Participants of the 12th session of GE-MIM (January 2013, Miami, FL, USA) have discussed and addressed major points of concern raised by the Task Force and drafted the Recommendation for Establishment of the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM (Recommendation_IODE-XXII.1). This Recommendation has been adopted by the IOC Committee on IODE at its 22nd Session (March 2013, Ensenada, Mexico) and will be submitted to the Session of the IOC Assembly (June 2013) for approval. The Recommendation contains the Terms of Reference for the joint GE-MIM (please find attached an extract from the IODE Session Report ).

 The Executive Board is now looking for four (4) IAMSLIC members having expertise in marine information management  who are willing and able to serve for the Joint IODE/IAMSLIC GE-MIM:

 ·         2 short-term members with 2-year term of service (2013-2015);

·         2 members with 4-year term of service (2013-2017).

 This is your chance to apply your professional knowledge and expertise contributing towards identifying and addressing marine information issues at international level.

 You can propose yourself or another IAMSLIC member. We would be grateful to hear from you  by Monday, June 3rd. Please contact me at maria.kalentsits@fao.org

Maria Kalentsits

IAMSLIC President 2012-2013

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