The Australian Ocean Data Network, Linking Open Data Resources in Australia

Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction of any nation on Earth —13.86 million km2. It is predicted to generate $100billion/year by 2020. The Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) undertakes systematic and sustained multi-disciplinary observations across this jurisdiction. It turns these observations into data, products and analyses that can be freely used and reused. IMOS is now seen as delivering ‘operational’ information. It does this through the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN).