Since IODE-XXII (2013) every Session of the IOC Committee on International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) has been preceded by a Scientific Workshop or Conference. This was also planned for IODE-XXVI in 2021, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic this was not possible and the IODE-XXVI Session was held as a fully online event.

The original host of IODE-XXVI (Poland) has kindly offered to host instead the “International Ocean Data Conference 2022 – The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want” in Sopot, Poland, which will be held between 14-16 February 2022.

The Conference will be held as a hybrid event with a number of participants on-site while others will participate through video conference. 


The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Sopot Hotel.


The main recommended accommodation is the Sheraton Sopot Hotel. Special group rates will be available and will be communicated later. 


Late 2021 we will repeat the call for participation through an online survey and we will then also start creation of the list of participants (both on-site and through video conferencing). As many interested experts may not (yet) be able to travel we expect not more than 150 participants in Sopot and possibly a larger number participating through video conferencing.

All presentations (also those presented live in Sopot) will be made available online (so also participants in time zones that are very different from Sopot, Poland can view the presentations). Posters will be exhibited in Sopot but will also be made available online.

We look forward to your participation as a regular participant, presenter or poster author.

Call for Papers

The first call for abstracts has been opened on 2 September 2021. A reminder will be sent early-mid October 2021. Based upon the selection made by the Scientific Committee authors will be contacted to either submit a paper or poster. All presentations, papers and posters should be made available by the authors by mid to end of December 2021.

Contact for more information

More information can be obtained by emailing conference@iode.org.