The IMO Secretariat is asking users of the Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) to complete a questionnaire to understand their views on the operation, effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
Findings from the survey will play a pivotal role in formulating proposals for the improvement and further utilization of the system.
The questionnaire, running until 6 March 2023, is open to Member States, international organizations and public users with an IMO web account. It includes questions about the platform’s search functionality, presentation of information, and ease of navigation.
The survey follows the decision of the IMO Secretary-General to undertake a holistic review of GISIS, to enhance the utilization and efficacy of the platform. The review process aims to evaluate the functionality of each GISIS module in depth and identify specific actions to improve the portal and the overall user experience.
Survey findings will also provide valuable information to a recently launched project, “Establishment of an IT-enabled programme for improved data analysis to support policy development and decision-making at IMO”.
One of its aims is to develop GISIS as the Organization’s main repository of operational data, whilst also providing a framework for the utilization and analysis of data to support the work of IMO.
At the IMO Council’s 128th session, the Secretary-General was invited to provide additional information to a future meeting on the status and outcome of the GISIS review and data management project. Evidence from the GISIS survey will inform discussions at a future IMO Council session.
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