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  • Ocean heat content (fromCatiaDomingues)ERA40 Heat Flux (from Eric Schulz)Mean and standard deviation of temperature along PX34 (from Ken Ridgway)Glider transect, Chlorophyll a (from Chari Pattiaratchi)White shark movements (from Rob Harcourt/BarryBruce)
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    1. 1. Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing SystemPresentation to the TERN Symposium29th March, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Presentation Outline<br />Status of current investments <br />Research infrastructure available<br />Uptake and use of the data streams (infrastructure)<br />Potential for collaboration with TERN<br />N.B. IMOS perspective<br />
    3. 3. Status of current investments<br />IMOS established 2007<br />Ramp-up phase 2007-9<br />NCRIS investment peaked in 2009-10<br />2009 EIF investment, to enhance and extend<br />stable at ~$45M pa<br />>50% co-investment<br />Institutional partners<br />Other partners <br />mainly Aust. Government<br />State Governments<br />We are here<br />$50M<br />
    4. 4. Research infrastructure available<br />National-scale, in-situ, ocean observing system<br />Integrated (IMOS)<br />open-ocean to coastal<br />physics, chemistry and biology<br />Data-centric – all data discoverable, accessible and used by the science community <br />and others<br />
    5. 5. Research infrastructure available- 10 platform-based national Facilities<br />Argo Floats <br />Ships of Opportunity <br />Deepwater Moorings <br />Ocean Gliders <br />Autonomous Underwater Vehicles <br />National Mooring Network <br />Ocean Radar <br />Animal Tagging and Monitoring <br />Wireless Sensor Networks <br />Satellite Remote Sensing<br />
    6. 6. Research infrastructure available<br />UNSW<br />U Sydney<br />Macquarie<br />UTS<br />Led by UTAS on behalf of the marine and climate science community<br />National Office and eMII<br />Major institutions around the nation own and operate components of the system<br />institutional strengths/expertise, available to all the community<br />All make the data available to the whole community<br />condition of contract<br />
    7. 7. Research infrastructure available“...the recognition of data and information as infrastructure, is central for some capabilities” – NCRIS Evaluation Report<br />
    8. 8. Through the Ocean Portal, eMII provides ...<br /><ul><li> information about deployments
    9. 9. ISO-standard metadata
    10. 10. access to the actual data
    11. 11. plots, visualisations etc
    12. 12. interoperability</li></li></ul><li>Through the Ocean Portal, eMII provides ...<br /><ul><li> information about deployments
    13. 13. ISO-standard metadata
    14. 14. access to the actual data
    15. 15. plots, visualisations etc
    16. 16. interoperability</li></li></ul><li>Through the Ocean Portal, eMII provides ...<br /><ul><li> information about deployments
    17. 17. ISO-standard metadata
    18. 18. access to the actual data
    19. 19. plots, visualisations etc
    20. 20. interoperability</li></li></ul><li>Through the Ocean Portal, eMII provides ...<br /><ul><li> information about deployments
    21. 21. ISO-standard metadata
    22. 22. access to the actual data
    23. 23. plots, visualisations etc
    24. 24. interoperability</li></li></ul><li>Through the Ocean Portal, eMII provides ...<br /><ul><li> information about deployments
    25. 25. ISO-standard metadata
    26. 26. access to the actual data
    27. 27. plots, visualisations etc
    28. 28. interoperability</li></li></ul><li>Research infrastructure available - IMOS benefiting from and contributing to national e-Research infrastructure<br />TERN<br />AUSCOPE<br />ALA<br />ANDS<br />
    29. 29. Uptake and use of the data streams<br />Marine and climate science<br />Bluewater and coastal science<br />Physics, chemistry and biology (ecosystem)<br />In-situ observing and vessel-based observing and remote sensing<br />Observations and modelling<br />Validation and model development<br />Data assimilation<br />Observing system design<br />And very significant international collaboration<br />It’s a broad church...<br />
    30. 30. Uptake and use of the data streams<br />Decisions about what to observe, and where, are driven by Science Plans addressing five major research themes<br />Multi-decadal Ocean Change<br />Climate Variability and Weather Extremes<br />Major Boundary Currents and Inter-basin Flows<br />Continental Shelf Processes<br />Ecosystem Responses<br />
    31. 31. Major centres of marine and climate <br />science capability in Australia<br />KEY<br /><ul><li>Institutions involved in leading IMOS shown in bold
    32. 32. Cross-institutional initiatives shown in (brackets)</li></ul>AIMS<br />CDU<br />ANU<br />NT Govt<br />(ATRF)<br />AIMS<br />JCU<br />(TMN)<br />(AIMS@JCU)<br />CSIRO<br />UQ<br />Griffith<br />Q DERM<br />Q DEEDI<br />(Ecosciences Precinct)<br />UWA<br />AIMS<br />CSIRO<br />Curtin<br />Murdoch<br />Edith Cowan<br />WA DEC<br />WA Fisheries<br />WA DoT<br />(WAMSI)<br />(IOMRC)<br />UNSW<br />U Sydney<br />Macquarie<br />UTS<br />(SIMS)<br />DECCW<br />NSW I&I<br />DSTO<br />SARDI<br />Flinders<br />U Adelaide<br />SA ENR<br />PIRSA<br />(MISA)<br />BOM<br />CSIRO<br />(CAWCR)<br />U Melbourne<br />Deakin<br />MAFRI<br />Vic EPA<br />UTAS/TAFI<br />CSIRO<br />AAD<br />ACE CRC<br />(IMAS)<br />CSIRO<br />GA<br />ANU<br />ABARES<br />
    33. 33. Uptake and use of the data streams<br />IMOS investments are guided by community-driven science and implementation plans (Node plans)<br />They have all been internationally peer-reviewed<br />And have evolved into an IMOS national science plan, with regional Node ‘chapters’ <br />
    34. 34. Potential for collaboration with TERN- National, Regional, Functional<br />National<br />Coastal Zone, a ‘shared space’<br />Marine, Terrestrial, Freshwater, Geophysical, Atmospheric<br />Environmental information<br />National leadership in changing the culture <br />Regional<br />Making integration real<br />Focus of IMOS, Focus of TERN, integrated modelling...<br />Functional<br />Satellite Remote Sensing<br />Information Management<br />
    35. 35. Thank you, and thanks to...<br /><ul><li> Facility/Sub-Facility Leaders and Staff
    36. 36. Node Leadership teams and Node members
    37. 37. Operator Institutions
    38. 38. Advisory Board
    39. 39. Partners – co-investors, users
    40. 40. others in the Australian marine </li></ul> and climate science community<br />Integrated Marine Observing System University of Tasmania Private Bag 110 Hobart Tasmania 7001http://www.imos.org.au<br />

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