IODE Quality Management Framework
OTGA/QMF Training Course
11 - 14 September 2017
Overview The IODE maintains a global network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU) responsible for the collection, quality control, archive and online publication of many millions of ocean observations. The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for these centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE Quality Management Framework encourages NODCs and ADUs to implement a quality management system which will lead to the accreditation. This training workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs to the development, implementation and management of a Quality Management System which will assist in the adoption of comprehensive management practices and increased confidence in the quality of their data, products and services. Aims and Objectives • To introduce the IODE Quality Management Framework • To introduce the ISO 9000 series of standards • To provide a description of a Quality Management System • To describe the importance of quality management for oceanographic data • To describe the accreditation process for NODCs and ADUs This is a practical workshop. The participants will work in teams to 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 and ADUs. Target Audience Course participation is restricted to representatives of NODCs and ADUs. Applicants must include an endorsement letter from their institution stating their commitment to work towards IODE accreditation of their data centre. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of their organization's workflow and processes. Course Pre-requisites A good working knowledge of English is required. A Certificate of Participation will be issued to all successful students.
Application process: Please fill the online application form: https://otga.wufoo.eu/forms/otga-application-form-qmf/ Period for Applications: 28 April – 31 May 2017 No tuition fee applies. A limited number of sponsored seats are available upon request (see online application) and subject to applicant's host organisation endorsement. In case of questions contact: OTGA Coordinator: Claudia Delgado (email@example.com) OTGA Consultant: Greg Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|BIN JUSOH Abdul Rahman||Malaysia|
|MUÑOZ MAS Cristian||Norway|
|RUIZ PARRADO Maria||Spain|
|JINADASA Sinhalage||Sri Lanka|
|FYRBERG Katarina Lotta||Sweden|
= Person has declined to participate or had their request to participate declined.
Total Invited: 15