Terms and Conditions

The One Shared Ocean web portal presents information on the latest marine data and climate change models outputs collected under the GEOWOW and Transboundary Water Assessement Program activities.
The web portal offers the general public the possibility to investigate the current and project state of health of the global ocean.

The One Shared Ocean web portal is hosted by the IOC at the IODE in Oostende (Belgium).

Website disclaimer:
Access to, and use of, the One Shared Ocean website constitutes acceptance of the following general terms and conditions.

Neither IOC nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of Users' access to, or use of, the website. The Web Portal does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by external sources and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data.

Though IOC and its partners uses the best technical standards to control its site, material on this website may inadvertently include technical inaccuracies or other errors. We should be grateful if users could notify us of any errors or inaccuracies they may find. Please note that users browse and use the website at their own risk. IOC and its partners do not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will be uninterrupted or error free or that this website, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. IOC and its partners may change material on the site without prior notice.

Access and availability of service and links
The One Shared Ocean site may contain links and references to third-party websites. These are provided for the convenience and interest of users and on the part of IOC and its partners this implies neither responsibility for, nor approval of, information contained in these websites. IOC and its partners make no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, availability or content of information, text, graphics which are not under the 'onesharedocean.org' domain. The IOC and its partners have not tested any software located on other sites and do not make any representation as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software.

Personal data privacy
No information related to the user of the website is analysed or stored by the onesharedocean.org website.

The contents of the OneSharedOcean Web Portal are intended for the personal and non-commercial use of its users.

The photographs used in the website are the sole property of their owners, listed in their associated citations. The terms of copyrights for each of these photographs are also listed in their associated citations.
The satellite images are the properties of the space agency that produced them, the terms of uses are listed in their associated citations.
The non-photographics images (data graphic displays, charts, maps, plots) are the property of the IOC and its partners and can not be re-used without permissions.
All text in the website, including narratives, reports, data descriptions, are the properties of the IOC and its partners, and can not be used without appropriate referencing or acknowledgment.
The datasets, listed in the section http://onesharedocean.org/?q=data, are released under GEOSS Data-CORE, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Under GEOSS Data CORE, the data can be freely redistributed and re-used for further studies, conditional to the data set being fully referenced.

Use of IOC and partner logos
The IOC and partners logos are protected by trademarks under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. You may not modify or create derivatives of the IOC or partner logos. Any use, reproduction, publication, display, transmission, making available to the public or exploitation of the IOC or partner logos require prior written authorisation. For authorisation, please contact: ioc (dot) secretariat (at) unesco (dot) org