Making sensor data from remote weather/oceanographic stations operated by The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) more accessible.
Data will be made more accessible to a greater range of users via a cloud-based repository linking to the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) by automatic synchronisation, and programmatically through API development.
The data is from 15 remote weather/oceanographic stations that transmit data every 10 minutes via a connected sensor network. Some of these stations have been operating for more than 30 years and provide useful historical time series for marine and climate research including coral bleaching, climatology and marine biodiversity studies.
Who is this project for?
The data contain commonly sought environmental parameters over extended time series across a large remote spatial area in near real time and as such have a large base of diverse end-users including researchers, software developers, data analysts as well as tourism, recreational, law enforcement and industry. The choice of data access via AODN Portal, public facing website and programmatic API cater for the specific needs of each of these user groups.
What does this project enable?
Researchers will be able to filter and download data targeted to their needs via the AODN portal. Data scientists will be able to use an API for integrated, interoperable access to the dataset directly in data analysis environments such as R and Python. The API will also provide software engineers the opportunity to build new applications and tools.