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From research to end-users, tracing the path of ocean observations in Australia


Lara-Lopez, A and Hodgson-Johnston, I and Cahill, M and Mancini, S and Blain, P and Moltmann, T, From research to end-users, tracing the path of ocean observations in Australia, Marine and Freshwater Research, 70, (7) pp. 925-935. ISSN 1323-1650 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/MF18066


The mission of Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), established under the Federal Government’s national collaborative research infrastructure program, is to deliver ocean observations to the marine and climate science community. However, the observations have many uses, ranging from real-time operational forecasting to understanding of processes and policy decision making. Observations need to be provided in a format that fits the purpose of the intended application. Turning observations into usable data, time series, gridded products and analyses broadens the use of such observations. Value adding by developing products that are relevant to end-user needs and easily accessible to non-scientists is also required as a strategic response to new and emerging socioeconomic, legal and policy priorities. This paper describes some of the pathways on which IMOS observations are being delivered and used in Australia, demonstrating the value that ocean observations have for society.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:marine, observing, data, ocean data, ocean observing
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Biological oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
UTAS Author:Lara-Lopez, A (Dr Ana Lara-Lopez)
UTAS Author:Hodgson-Johnston, I (Dr Indi Hodgson-Johnston)
UTAS Author:Mancini, S (Mr Sebastien Mancini)
UTAS Author:Blain, P (Dr Peter Blain)
UTAS Author:Moltmann, T (Mr Tim Moltmann)
ID Code:137300
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2020-02-07
Last Modified:2020-08-21

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