IMOS Data Tools
All IMOS data can be discovered, accessed and downloaded via the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal.
In order to make specialised data more usable to a wider audience, the AODN staff and Facilities have developed a number of data tools over the years.
For each IMOS Facility (where applicable), brief descriptions of these data tools are provided below, along with relevant links.
Data Discovery and Access Tools
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Facility
National Mooring Network Facility
Animal Tracking Facility
Ocean Glider Facility
Data Processing Tools and Products
Plankton 2015 – State of Australia's oceans
Plankton 2015 is an assessment of the state of the oceans around Australia using plankton as indicators of ecological change.
The Plankton 2015 report from CSIRO and based on data from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) looks at why plankton are important to the health of our oceans and Australia’s future prosperity.
Opening NetCDF files and the IMOS User Code Library
Most IMOS datasets are stored as NetCDF files, which can be viewed or manipulated in various environments. The AODN staff have begun compiling a user code library to assist in analysing these data. The library includes examples in MATLAB, R, and Python.
NB: Regardless of storage format, many IMOS datasets are available as csv files through the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal.
The IMOS OceanCurrent website provides ready access to quick-look graphics of Australian ocean conditions, including geostrophic current, sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a.
CHORUS is software for processing and analysis of sea noise data, including the IMOS passive acoustic data. It is now available from the Curtin University website. The archive to be downloaded also contains a User’s Manual and a Single User Licence Agreement. Note, the software is downloaded from the 'Products' menu on the left.
Satellite Remote Sensing
The "Accessing IMOS Satellite Data and Converting into CSV Format Report" provides a simple, easy-to-use process, using the open source tool Panoply, for visualising IMOS satellite imagery and extracting small subsets of data to .csv files.
Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) data: