Geonetwork and the Australian Ocean Data Network - Peter Blain (AODN/IMOS)
GeoNetwork and the Australian
Ocean Data Network
AODN / IMOS
IMOS is a national collaborative research infrastructure, supported by Australian Government. It is led by University of Tasmania in partnership with
the Australian marine & climate science community.
What is the AODN and what does it
have to do with IMOS?
IMOS (Integrated Marine Observing System) is a national program
● Deploys observing equipment in the oceans and coastal regions
● Makes the observation data freely discoverable and accessible.
The AODN is:
● An interoperable online network of marine and climate data
● The IMOS facility that hosts core IMOS data and information
● Publishes data provided by IMOS and the 6 Australian
● Publishes data provided by universities and state governments.
● Governed by the National Marine Science Committee (NMSC)
Note: Data is available through the aodn portal portal.aodn.org.au
The AODN hosts three production GeoNetwork
instances, but it depends on many more.
GeoNetwork Usage - AODN Portal
GeoNetwork Usage - No Portal
● There is a third GeoNetwork available at catalogue.aodn.org.au.
● This contains all AODN metadata. 14,185 Metadata records.
● Much of the metadata is very fine grained. E.g. A description of a
deployment, or an individual instrument.
IMOS/AODN metadata conforms to ISO19115/MCP2.
The AODN will migrate to ISO19115-1.
● All three GeoNetwork instances are at version 2.10.
● Catalogue-portal, and perhaps catalogue-imos, are moving to v3.
● Catalogue-portal will run in AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
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