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Australia’s interface to open access marine data


Reed, G and Ebeling, W and Gorringe, P, Australia's interface to open access marine data, Proceedings of the IODE 50th anniversary international conference, 21-22 March 2011, Liege, Belgium (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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The waters surrounding the Australian island continent are significantly important, affecting climate, industry, economy, tourism, and lifestyle. In fact, despite its enormous landmass, 90% of Australia's population of 22 million live within 120 km of the coast! Australian waters have been ranked as the biologically most diverse by the recent Census of Marine Life, with 80% of species still unknown. Access to a variety of marine data – physical, biogeochemical, and biological – therefore should be the interest and the right of everyone. The reality is, however, that data is hardly ever shared with stakeholders outside of the respective research institution or governmental department. Due to this lack of cross-sector communication, "knowledge gaps" are less likely to be identified and duplication of effort in data collection and analysis is common.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Australia, open access marine data, IMOS
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Oceanography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Ebeling, W (Miss Wiebke Ebeling)
UTAS Author:Gorringe, P (Mr Patrick Gorringe)
ID Code:122688
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Integrated Marine Observing System
Deposited On:2017-11-22
Last Modified:2017-12-04
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