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Information infrastructure for Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System
Hidas, M.G.; Proctor, R.; Atkins, N.; Atkinson, J.; Besnard, L.; Blain, P.; Bohm, P.; Burgess, J.; Finney, K.; Fruehauf, D.; Galibert, G.; Hoenner, X.; Hope, J.; Jones, C.; Mancini, S.; Pasquer, B.; Nahodil, D.; Reid, K.; Tattersall, K. (2016). Information infrastructure for Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System. Earth Sci. Inform. 9(4): 525-534. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12145-016-0266-2
In: Earth Science Informatics. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 1865-0473, more
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Keywords
    Data management; Marine
Author keywords
    Marine observations; Research infrastructure; Data access; Public data; Open-source software

Authors  Top 
  • Hidas, M.G.
  • Proctor, R.
  • Atkins, N.
  • Atkinson, J.
  • Besnard, L.
  • Blain, P.
  • Bohm, P.
  • Burgess, J.
  • Finney, K.
  • Fruehauf, D.
  • Galibert, G.
  • Hoenner, X.
  • Hope, J.
  • Jones, C.
  • Mancini, S.
  • Pasquer, B.
  • Nahodil, D.
  • Reid, K.
  • Tattersall, K.

Abstract
    Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS, imos.org.au) is research infrastructure to establish an enduring observing program for Australian oceanic waters and shelf seas. The observations cover physical, biological, and chemical variables to address themes of multi-decadal ocean change, climate variability and weather extremes, boundary currents and inter-basin flows, continental shelf processes and ecosystem responses.IMOS observations are collected by national facilities based on various platform types and operated by partner institutions around the country. In this paper we describe the infrastructure and workflows developed to manage and distribute the data to the public. We highlight the existing standards and open-source software we have adopted, and the contributions we have made. To demonstrate the value of this infrastructure we provide some illustrations of use and uptake.All IMOS data are freely and openly available to the public via the Ocean Portal (https://imos.aodn.org.au). All IMOS-developed software is open-source and accessible at https://github.com/aodn.

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