The IMOS MATLAB Toolbox aims to provide an automated, easy to use interface for converting raw instrument data into Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) compatible Quality Controlled netCDF files, ready for handover to the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN). The toolbox can currently process instruments deployed on moorings (time series) or during casts (profiles). The processing of these files can be performed interactively with a graphical interface or in batch mode.
The IMOS Toolbox was developed by the National Mooring Network and the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) and continues to be maintained by staff at the AODN; the ongoing development, updates and maintenance of the Toolbox occurs largely from contributions from the IMOS partners, however interest and positive feedback of the Toolbox has been received from industry and international communities.
IMOS community collaboration occurs;
- Via direct requests for new features,
- Bug identification recorded into gitHub,
- Help requests – the AODN assess the request and in some cases make modifications to the Toolbox as a result,
- QC summit feedback, and
- From the development of documentation such as the draft QC protocol for Temperature, Pressure and Salinity on moorings, where Toolbox code is modified to reflect the documentation.
On 19 April 2018 a new version of the IMOS Toolbox was released – version 2.5.38. The changes released in this version can be found in the IMOS Toolbox GitHub repository. Included in the release were bug fixes and a feature modification.