The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) is funded through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and the Education Investment Fund (EIF) to deliver data-streams from the Oceans around Australia. IMOS aims to meet the needs of the research community, address issues of national importance and contribute to international ocean observing programs. The strategic focus of IMOS is on the role of the oceans in the climate system, and the impact of major boundary currents on the continental shelf, ecosystems and biodiversity.
The data, a combination of near real-time and delayed mode, are made available to researchers through the electronic Marine Information Infrastructure (eMII). eMII utilises the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNET) and the Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) to support a distributed database on OPeNDAP/THREDDS servers hosted by regional computing centres. IMOS data is freely available to all.
The interactive half-day workshop will briefly introduce researchers to the IMOS project and its present status, and demonstrate how the data is accessible, discoverable and down-loadable through a set of tutorial activities. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring some ideas of their own for data they would like to discover and use. The objective of the workshop is to provide attendees with a thorough grasp of the IMOS project and ways of accessing its data.
Location: PC Lab, University of Wollongong (further info to come)
Date: Friday 9 July, 09:00
Contact: Jacqui Hope