Wave dynamics are critical to ocean industries, coastal development and leisure activities. This project will develop a national data asset of Australian in-situ wave observations and facilitate improved data delivery to national and international stakeholders.
The project will achieve these goals by increasing the amount of publicly available data for real-time and delayed mode data-streams; reviewing, streamlining and documenting the governance and end-to-end data workflow, allowing submission of data by an expanding range of providers; and developing best practices and procedures for quality control, metadata and data formats for legacy and emerging wave measurement systems.
Who is this project for?
- Government agencies
- Research organisations
- Commercial marine organisations
What does this project enable?
This project will incorporate wave data across multiple organisations and sectors with national coverage in terms of spatial extent (with data provided from every State and the Northern Territory). The implementation of governance and key processes, metadata standards and other guidance will enable new partnerships, extending data ingest to further networks or additional buoys. The development of this data asset will provide a foundation for additional data contributions from the deployment of wave buoys in new locations.
- Integrated Marine Observing System’s Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) Portal
- Full project title: Development of a National Infrastructure for in-situ wave observations