The Marine Research Data Cloud aims to create a world-leading marine biological data advantage by improving workflows between major national research programs, major institutions, and major international programs.

A national service for the annotation of underwater imagery from Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) will be developed.

1 Workflows
Redefine workflow to significantly improve upload and accountability of uploading data to Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), including an automated system to load all OBIS Australia data holdings into the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA). Previously unavailable biological data, including around 40 datasets managed by the Australian Antarctic Division, will be uploaded directly to OBIS International.
2 Annotation of underwater imagery
Develop a national service for annotation of underwater imagery from Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV).
3 International collaboration
Progress International biologging collaboration, with a focus on exchange formats.
4 Develop significant national collections
Transfer important data collections held by the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility (TERN ACEF facility) to the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN), to ensure continued access. Publish near real-time surface wave data around Australia, and establish a national wave archive from 1974 to the present. Identify key turtle dataset collections and progress towards the development of a metadata catalogue of collections.
5 Institutional linkages
Advance AODN access to institutional repositories via institutional linkages, which is a big step towards the vision of a distributed network of online marine resources. Upgrade the existing infrastructure of each organisation and develop the AODN Portal to make use of existing web services and publish new dataset collections into the AODN Portal.

Core features

Annotation of underwater imagery
a national service for annotation of underwater imagery from Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV)
National collections
Access to significant national collections
International repositories
AODN access to institutional repositories

Who is this project for?

Marine researchers and those who require access to marine datasets.

What does this project enable?

Improved access to key datasets; a national service for annotation of underwater imagery from Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV). Standardisation of tools and workflow to enable researchers to easily upload imagery, have it catalogued, use and store annotations in a standardised repository.

Handy resources

Access the AODN portal
Visit the Australian OBIS node

University of TasmaniaVisit
Atlas of Living Australia (ALA)Visit
Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)Visit
Geoscience Australia (GA)Visit
Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)Visit
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)Visit
Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN)Visit
CSIRO,Oceans & AtmosphereVisit
UWA (School of Biological Sciences)Visit
Greybits EngineeringVisit
Sydney Institute of Marine ScienceVisit
Australian Coastal Ecosystems Facility (ACEF)Visit
US-IOOS Animal Tracking NetworkVisit
Integrated Marine observing System (IMOS)Visit