At 2016-05-29 sees the official merger of the IMOS eMarine Information Infrastructure (eMII) Facility and the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) into a single entity. The marine information Facility of IMOS is now the AODN. Enabling open access to marine data is core business for IMOS. The IMOS data will continue to be discoverable alongside a wider collection of Australian marine and climate data via the new-look AODN Portal. Visit the AODN Portal at https://portal.aodn.org.au/. -
IMOS is designed to be a fully-integrated, national system, observing at ocean-basin and regional scales, and covering physical, chemical and biological variables.
IMOS observations are guided by science planning undertaken collaboratively across the Nodes of the Australian marine and climate science community with input from government, industry and other stakeholders. There are five major research themes that unify IMOS science plans and related observations: Long-term ocean change, Climate variability and weather extremes, Boundary currents, Continental shelf and coastal processes, and Ecosystem responses.
The observations and data streams are collected via ten technology platforms, or Facilities.
All IMOS data can be discovered, accessed and downloaded via the IMOS Ocean Portal. There is a wide range of marine data types available in a variety of formats. In order to make specialised data more usable to a wider audience, the IMOS data team and Facilities have developed a number of data tools: http://imos.org.au/imosdatatools/
IMOS operates as a multi-institutional collaboration. IMOS is led by the University of Tasmania in partnership with the CSIRO, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Bureau of Meteorology, Sydney Institute of Marine Science (encompassing the University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney, Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney), University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the South Australian Research and Development Institute.
The AODN Ocean Data Portal (https://portal.aodn.org.au/aodn/) has access to the complete IMOS metadata catalog and all available ocean data.
The IMOS Ocean Portal is an opensource project and is available on GitHib https://github.com/aodn/aodn-portal.
re3data.org: Integrated Marine Observing System Ocean Data Portal;
editing status 2018-01-15;
re3data.org - Registry of Research Data Repositories. http://doi.org/10.17616/R35057
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