Custodians of marine data are encouraged to contribute to the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN).
The objectives of the AODN are two-fold:
- to populate the AODN with publicly funded data and to make this accessible to a wide community;
- to encourage, and develop, the culture of data sharing across the marine science community of Australia.
AODN Metadata Entry Tool
Visit Contributing Data for more information on how to publish a data collection to the AODN Portal.
For many data types, IMOS uses the netCDF (network Common Data Form) system, a set of software libraries and machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data. The IMOS netCDF Convention describe the netCDF format and the format of filenames that will be used to distribute IMOS data.
The AODN Maintains a list of useful links to organisations and/or websites that can provide more information specific to data tools, national/international collaborators or related infrastructure.
For more information on contributing to the AODN see the Portal User Guide - Contributing Data Section.