International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) Ocean Data Portal

The key principles of the Portal will be interoperability with existing systems and resources. Participating IODE data centres will need to accept and implement a set of agreed interoperable arrangements including the technical specifications and Web-services for the integration and shared use of the metadata, data and products. This interoperability will be achieved through the use of internationally endorsed standards (such as SOA, ISO and OGC) and it will not be a requirement for data centres to change their internal data management systems. The interoperability arrangements will be developed in close cooperation with existing and developing systems and will follow international standards and best practices. The Ocean Data Portal will provide the full range of processes including data discovery, access, and visualization. The following functionality is envisaged: IODE data centres will generate discovery metadata about their datasets for distributed data search and retrieving; the Portal will periodically harvest these metadata, monitor the accessibility of a remote data sources and update the portal metadata catalogue; users can access the system via a web browser and search for single or multiple data types from a distributed set of sources; data request will be sourced from the appropriate data centre and returned to the Portal; portal tools will fuse the aggregated data and services in real time to produce a new product or service of value to the user.

Metadata Access
Creator ODP will be developed in close cooperation with existing and developing initiatives such as the IODE
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor ArcticNet
Publication Year 2009
Rights Public
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (90S-90N,180W-180E)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-05-12T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T11:59:59Z