Remote Sensing Collections

What is Remote Sensing Collections?

Remote Sensing Collections is a data management activity, developed to improve access to satellite remote sensed marine products and as such does not directly deploy instruments. The primary focus of Remote Sensing Collections is sea surface temperature and ocean colour products, but also assists the other Satellite Remote Sensing (LINK) Sub-Facilities, facilitating data availability and facilitate user access where needs can’t be met routinely via the ADON portal.

The baseline datasets created and managed by Remote Sensing Collections are formatted and organised for efficient storage and access using community-adopted standards such as netCDF. A core activity of Remote Sensing Collections are:

  • Provide documentation and tools
  • Assist with managing and maintaining core Satellite Remote Sensing datasets
  • Enable specialised tools to access datasets that are not readily delivered through the AODN data portal
  • Re-organise data to improve useability in response to community demand

In addition to the data sets produced from IMOS Facilities, there are also many global datasets available. Remote Sensing Collections seeks (through community consultation) to identify datasets of value and, where appropriate, play a role in maintaining local archives.  

Dr Edward King
: +61 (02) 6246 5894
E: edward.king(at)


Acknowledging IMOS 

Users of IMOS data are required to clearly acknowledge the source material by including the following statement:

Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It is operated by a consortium of institutions as an unincorporated joint venture, with the University of Tasmania as Lead Agent.