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AODN Community Engagement - October 2017

Presentations and Meetings

  •  The 6th International Bio-Logging Science Symposium, Germany, 25-29 September 2017

 Xavier Hoenner an AODN Project Officer attended the Biologging 6 symposium in Konstanz, Germany, in late September. He gave two presentations as part of workshops organised as part of the conference:

 1) Integrating data collected by animals into the Ocean Observing System - summarising IMOS contribution from seals' CTD data to the WMO.

 2) A future for a common bio-logging language? - summarising the work he's been doing towards a common database schema to manage archival, satellite, and acoustic telemetry data and metadata


  • Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP), Workshop, Galway, Ireland, 2-5 October 2017

 AODN staff, Sebastien Mancini, participated in the fourth ODIP II workshop at the Marine Institute in Galway, 2nd-5th October 2017. ODIP is a project hosted by the European Union which brings together an international community of marine data and web service specialist from EU, USA and Australia. ODIP is promoting and developing a common global framework for marine data management.

Forty scientists gathered in Galway to update the progress on ODIP activities and prototype development tasks. AODN contributed to the Vocabulary session with an update on recent activities in Australia and also on the development of a prototype focused around biological data with a presentation on the current workflow used to ingest and visualise satellite tagging data collected by IMOS.


  • European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO), Workshop, Rome, 9-11 October 2017

 AODN staff, Sebastien Mancini, participated in the EMSO ERIC All regions workshop in Rome, 9th -11th October 2017. The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) is a large scale, distributed, marine Research Infrastructure of fixed point observatories serving marine science researchers, marine technology engineers, policy makers and the public. EMSO observatory nodes have been deployed at key sites around Europe, from the Arctic to the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean to the Black Sea.


The objectives of the workshop were to inform on:

·         The state of the existing EMSO ERIC nodes, and the overview on expected and potential nodes,

·         The state of the art of subsea observatories design and operation,

·         The state of the exchange of know-how and best practices with EMSO ERIC counterparts outside Europe to help the alignment of strategies and encourage new developments promoting a global dimension.


An overview of the IMOS infrastructure was presented during the workshop with a strong emphasis on data management activities.


  • Australian Maritime College (AMC), Visit, Launceston, 17 October 2017

 IMOS Director Tim Moltmann and AODN Director Roger Proctor spent 17 October at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston. After a morning tour of the impressive AMC facilities organised by Ass. Prof. Irene Penesis, Tim and Roger gave a seminar on IMOS and the AODN. The afternoon was given to talks on how IMOS/AODN and AMC could develop a more mutually beneficial relationship, with one focus being around the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle ‘Nupiri Muka’ (eye of the sea), a facility of the Antarctic Gateway Partnership.


  • eResearch Australasia Conference, Brisbane, 16-20 October 2017

AODN staff Roger Proctor and Cameron Moloney participated in eResearch 2017 at the Brisbane Convention Centre, 18-20 October. Roger gave a presentation on the service for annotation of underwater imagery developed in the Nectar Marine Science Cloud and Cameron presented AODN data services in the Birds of a Feather session of the Data Services Interest Group. Roger also chaired the Earth, Marine & Environmental Sciences session. AODN had a presence in the UTAS-TPAC booth where Brendan Davey and Just Berkhout demonstrated the Desktop Environment of the Marine Sciences Cloud.


  • Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) Canada Symposium, Halifax, 17-18 October 2017

AODN Project Officer Xavier Hoenner attended the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) International Data Management Committee meeting in Halifax, Canada, in early October. He gave an overview of the work accomplished during the past year with regards to the QC algorithm developed and the acoustic telemetry task team, and provided an update on funding and status of receiver installations.


  • Helpdesk, Queries, October 2017

October saw another eight (8) enquires come through to the AODN Helpdesk.  Again we saw a wide variety such as; which URL’s are best to use for downloading? What information can be obtained on nearshore currents causing ships to run ashore in the same location years apart? How to graph downloaded data to visualise in a particular way? The possibilities of use for AODN data are endless!