We invite offers to assist in developing AND implementing a proposal for a small scale project for “Consolidating and availing online all the data and information products/services that are necessary to serve the next phase of ODINAFRICA” (ODINAFRICA-Connect).
During the ODINAFRICA Planning and Review meeting (27-29 May 2013, Maputo, Mozambique) , the participants agreed on the need to develop a proposal for a follow-up project to ODINAFRICA-IV and outlined a mechanism for achieving this.
One of the key steps was an assessment of what had been achieved in each of the countries over the previous phases. Though the results of the questionnaire survey indicated that most of the countries had developed products and services, many of these cannot currently be accessed online – either through the NODC or project websites.
It is important that we have all these products and services easily accessible before a follow-up project proposal can be submitted.
The ODINAFRICA Connect will focus on consolidating all the products and services that have been developed by ODINAFRICA, including the Coastal and Marine Atlases, library catalogues and electronic repositories of publications, marine biodiversity databases and the African Register of Marine Species, data catalogues, sea level data and products, NODC websites and data/information portals.
The detailed proposal for ODINAFRICA Connect will be developed in the period 15-30 September 2013, in consultation with the institutions participating in ODINAFRICA.