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AODN Community Engagement - August 2017

August - Presentations and Meetings

  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) – Australian Coastal Ecosystem Facility (ACEF) discussions with the AODN, Meeting, 01 August 2017

The Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network has decided to shut down its facility ACEF (Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility). Discussions are in progress between AODN and ACEF to identify data collections to transfer to AODN, with the intention to complete this process by the end of December 2017.



  • Visit of Atlas of Living Australia Chief Operating Officer, Friday 25 August 2017

Hamish Holewa (ALA) met with Sebastien Mancini and Peter Blain (AODN) to discuss future collaboration between the two NCRIS capabilities.

Hamish Holewa has started recently with the Atlas of Living Australia as their Chief Operating Officer. He was previously leading the EcoCloud and Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory.



  • Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Help Desk, August 2017

The AODN team saw six (6) enquiries come through the Helpdesk for August.  With these coming from a variety of users; research, academic and commercial, it meant the queries ranged from what data does the AODN serve that would be applicable to this research, how to convert a file type, right through to how to cite data from the AODN Portal for a publication.  These queries were directed to different AODN team members depending on the nature of the query and resolved efficiently so the users could proceed forward with their activities. Do you have a data query? Email us at info(at)aodn.org.au



  • Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) and AODN-TAG (Technical Advisory Group) Engagement, Meetings, August 2017

At the last meeting of the AODN Technical Advisory Group (TAG), which now reports to the National Marine Science Committee, several priority areas for data discovery and access were identified. These were: improved coordination and assembly of marine biological data; coordinated delivery of vessel underway data and harmonised cruise summary reporting; data collections of national significance; improved connectivity to commonwealth agency repositories. Working groups have been established to develop scoping documents for delivering these priority actions; these documents will be posted on the AODN TAG website for community and Committee deliberation.



  • ANDS/NecTAR/RDS Alignment Plan,  various meetings, August 2017

The ANDS/NecTAR/RDS Alignment Plan identifies domain specific activity as an area of investment for 2017/18. AODN, representing IMOS in the marine domain, is negotiating proposals to develop the Marine Virtual Laboratory as a Date-enhanced Virtual Laboratory, and to scale up the Marine Science Cloud as the marine Research Data Cloud. Successful projects will receive funding for 12 months.



  •  Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL), meetings, August 2017

Following the visit to UTAS in July of the Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) exploratory discussions have been held between AODN, TPAC and the BCCVL to explore adding marine Species Distribution Modelling layers into the BCCVL.