Collaboration between the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) of New Zealand, over the last few years, resulted in the official release of the New Zealand Ocean Data (NZODN) Portal late last year. This infrastructure is built upon the AODN open source code, and the first implementation internationally that we are aware of.
The AODN recently met with Kevin McKay from NIWA, whilst he was in Hobart, to discuss the integration of NIWA data into the AODN Portal, the next logical step. Eight dataset collections are currently available through the NZODN Portal but were not yet available through the AODN Portal. The NZ collections currently encompass underway, mooring and fisheries data.
The first two data collections to be harvested into the AODN Portal are the NIWA - SOOP Underway CO2 Measurements around New Zealand and the New Zealand fish and squid occurrence data from research bottom trawls 1964-2008. The AODN look forward to providing access to more collections in the coming weeks and months, and exposing NZ data to the AODN marine community.