'Australian marine data, publicly available'
What is the AODN?
The vision of the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) was articulated in 2005 by the Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility (AODCJF), a joint venture between the six Commonwealth Agencies with primary responsibility for marine data.
The AODN Data Portal is a single access point for marine data published by Australian Commonwealth Agencies and by a large number of other data contributors. Generally, direct links from the Portal provide access to standardised data files that are hosted and maintained by the custodian agencies. The Portal incorporates a catalogue of metadata and a map interface that can be used to interact with AODN datasets.
In 2010 the IMOS eMarine Information Infrastructure (eMII) became the home of the AODN Development Office and eMII is now responsible for building and maintaining AODN infrastructure, developing and maintaining data and metadata standards and facilitating growth of the AODN.
 The Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia and the Integrated Marine Observing System
Research Vessel Underway Data Project
This project is funded by Australian National Data Service (ANDS). It is primarily aimed at automating the real-time publication of data from Research Vessel Southern Surveyor (RV SS) and Research Vessel Aurora Australis (RV AA) through the AODN and into the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC).
Data handled through the project are available through the AODN portal: www.aodn.org.au
- Aurora Australis: On the Map Layer Chooser to the left, select Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). AAD Underway Voyage Data layers are added to the map by clicking on the name of each voyage.
- Southern Surveyor: On the Map Layer Chooser to the left, select Marine National Facility (MNF). MNF Underway Voyage Data layers are grouped in folders by year and are added to the map by clicking on the name of each voyage.
Read more about the project on the Real Time Underway Data page.
AODN Data Policy
AODN Data Policy Version 1.0 5/4/2011
Metadata is entered using a marine community of practice metadata profile of ISO 19115 (MCP).
Marine Community Profile Schemas can be found here