One of the priorities of the BCC is to ensure that the information produced by its various activities is correctly managed and accessible to all the countries of Benguela.
With this goal in mind, a Data and Information policy has been formulated. The Data Management Policy and Protocol set out the procedures to be followed by users of data, metadata, and information collected by or held under the auspices of the BCC. It provides guidance on data submission, data management, and access to data and metadata and pertains to statistical, biological, environmental, and socio-economic data.
In drafting its Data Management Policy and Protocol, the BCC was guided by the principle that data collected and generated under its auspices should be easily accessible to the Benguela community.