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Who we are

Jambo! Welcome to the Tanzania National Oceanographic Data Centre (TzNODC). This centre is situated in Zanzibar (click on the map above to navigate its location) and is hosted by the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania in 1996 nominated the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) to be the Designated National Agency (DNA) for oceanographic data, taking over from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism. The nomination was based on the expertise and orientation of IMS. The DNA status was upgraded to National Oceanographic Data Centre (TzNODC) in December 2002.


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