Today also sees the official merger of the IMOS eMarine Information Infrastructure (eMII) Facility and the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) into a single entity. The marine information Facility of IMOS is now the AODN.
Enabling open access to marine data is core business for IMOS. The IMOS data will continue to be discoverable alongside a wider collection of Australian marine and climate data via the new-look AODN Portal.
IMOS is a multi-institutional collaboration with a focus on open data access. It is ideally placed to manage the AODN on behalf of the Australian marine and climate community.
“We’ve had responsibility for AODN for some years, but for historical reasons there were two portals,” says IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann.
“Recent improvements to the IMOS information infrastructure mean it’s now time to consolidate.
"We want to grow the AODN data holdings in collaboration with current partners, and with new partners,” he said.
Visit the AODN Portal at http://portal.aodn.org.au/.