The AODN was formed through a collaboration between six Australian Commonwealth Agencies with primary responsibility for marine data. Since it's inception, the AODN has grown to encompass organisations and individual members of the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific marine research community.

Commonwealth Agencies


Australian Institute of Marine Science



Geoscience Australia

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Royal Australian Navy

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Environment Protection Authority Victoria

Australian Antarctic Division

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New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)

Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)

AODN Community Contributors


Integrated Marine Observing System



Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research





AODN Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) provides a forum for developing data management and data publishing standards for the Australian marine community. It provides technical advice to the Australian Ocean Data Network and to organisations wishing to publish marine data. Part of the TAG role is to identify areas for development and to establish Working Groups to pursue the development. Currently there are 4 Working Groups:

  • Information Modelling
  • Vocabularies
  • Use cases
  • Governance of the Marine Community Profile

Visit the AODN TAG pages for more information.