IMOS Data Licensing
IMOS data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence
- Any users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source of the material in the format: "Data was sourced from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - IMOS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Super Science Initiative." If relevant, also credit other organisations involved in collection of the particular datastream (as listed in 'credit' in the metadata record).
- The citation in a list of references is: "IMOS [year-of-data-download], [Title], [data-access-URL], accessed [date-of-access]."
- A fact sheet by the Australian National Data Service for a summary of Creative Commons Data.
- Creative Commons Australia for information on other licences.
- Our policy regarding the 'Acknowledgement of Use of IMOS Data'.
Australian Ocean Data Network
eMII is developing the infrastructure of the AODN and related infrastructure, following international standards and agreements. eMII utilises the NCRIS capability Platforms for Collaboration to provide the IMOS distributed data repositories at iVEC, eRSA, Intersect, QCIF and TPAC. These, and the repositories at the Commonwealth agencies of the Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility (AODC JF - www.aodc.org.au) - CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Geosciences Australia, Royal Australian Navy, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Government Antarctic Division, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) - are likely to constitute the heart of the AODN. The AODN also includes the BlueNet project (www.bluenet.org.au, ended March 2009), which was set up to provide long-term archiving and discovery tools for marine data produced within the Australian higher education sector.