Ocean Data Interoperability Platform
EU-US-Australia collaborative project
Grant Number: 312492
Call: FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2012-1-INFSO
Activity: INFRA-2012-3.2: International co-operation with the USA
on common e-infrastructure for scientific data
Start date: 1 October 2012
Duration: 36 months
By Dick M.A. Schaap – MARIS (NL), technical coordinator Funded in parallel by European Commission, National Science
Foundation (NSF) and Australian Government
E-infrastructures
 A number of regional initiatives
have made significant progress in
addressing discovery, access, and
long term stewardship of ocean and
marine data on a regional basis
Australia
Europe
 ODIP is a community lead initiative
to overcome barriers by exploring
common standards and
interoperability solutions for
improving exchange between
regional infrastructures and
towards global infrastructures such
as GEOSS, IODE – ODP, POGO, ..
USA
ODIP partners
Europe: 10 EU funded partners: 6 countries
NERC-BGS/BODC, MARIS, OGS, IFREMER, HCMR, ENEA, ULG,
CNR, RBINS-MUMM, TNO
USA: NSF funded partners
(supplement to existing R2R project)

San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI)

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Florida State University: Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction
Studies (FSU)
Australia
 University of Tasmania (IMOS)
International
 UNESCO IOC-IODE
Associate partners
 Europe
 Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research (AWI)
 MARUM
 USA
 NOAA US-IOOS, NOAA US-NODC, NOAA NGDC
 UNIDATA
 Australia
 Australian National Data Service (ANDS)
 Geoscience Australia (GA)
 CSIRO
ODIP: Objectives
 To establish an EU/USA/Australia/IOC-IODE
co-ordination platform to facilitate the interoperability of
ocean and marine data management infrastructures
 To demonstrate this co-ordination through the
development of several joint prototype projects that
allow effective sharing of marine and ocean data
 To develop these prototype projects by largely
leveraging on existing and ongoing regional projects
and initiatives
 To promote and disseminate ODIP approach and
results widely for further uptake and feedback
Progress to date……….
 1st ODIP workshop: Ostende, Belgium (February 2013)
 Addressed 6 discussion topics
 Formulated into an extensive list of actions
 Resulted into definition of 3 prototype projects
 2nd ODIP workshop: San Diego, USA (December 2013)
 Addressed implementation plans for the 3 prototype
projects and 2 additional topics (vocabularies and data
publishing – citation (incl DOI)
 3rd ODIP workshop: Townsville, Australia (August
2014)
 Addressed progress of 3 prototype projects and actions
for vocabularies, data publishing – citation and person
identifiers
ODIP 1 prototype:
 Establishing interoperability between the
SeaDataNet, IMOS and US NODC data discovery
and access services using the GEO-DAB brokerage
service and towards interacting with interacting with
the IODE-ODP and GEOSS portals
 Lead by European partners via SeaDataNet
 Exchange from SeaDataNet to ODP and GEOSS is
now operational at metadata level; IMOS and US
NODC will follow soon
pan-European infrastructure
October 2014: 103 data centres connected and 4 data Centres in test for
moving into operation soon => 107 data Centres from 34 countries;
ODIP 1 prototype:
 Aggregation of SeaDataNet metadata CDI granules
to CDI collections (ISO 19115 – 19139), conversion
to Common Brokerage Model, and harvesting via
CS-W and OAI-PMH services
ODIP 1 prototype:
 ODIP 2 proposal submitted to add data brokerage,
and semantic interoperability
ODIP 2 prototype:
 ODIP 2: Establishing interoperability between cruise
summary reporting systems in Europe, the USA and
Australia and also towards global POGO portal
 Lead by Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) partners
(USA)
 SeaDataNet Cruise Summary Report (CSR) adopted
with ISO19115 – 19139 Schema and supporting
Common Vocabularies
ODIP 2 prototype approach:
 Publish ISO Cruise Summary Reports at regional
nodes:
 Marine National Facility (Australia)
 SeaDataNet (Europe)
 R2R (USA)
 Deploy GeoNetwork catalogues at regional nodes
providing both a GUI (web portal) and API (CSW
service)
 Harvest GeoNetwork nodes into POGO global
catalogue
ODIP 2 prototype progress:
 GeoNetWork software has been adapted by
SeaDataNet for handling SeaDataNet CSR and
supporting common vocabularies
 R2R (USA) has deployed the SDN GeoNetWork tool
and makes great progress with the GUI and mapping
of vocabularies for R2R US cruises and also for
populating EDMO directory ( >150 US organisations
added)
 MNF (Australia) has also deployed GeoNetWork and
started with populating EDMO directory and mapping
vocabularies
ODIP 2 prototype new developments:
 CSR Schema extension with new vocabulary for
specific instruments
 Embed in CSRs Linked Data URIs
 Make CSRs available as RDF for semantic web
applications
 Interoperate with NSF EarthCube and NOAA Data
Centers
 Establish Cruise-ID governance because of potential
overlap in case of international cruises
ODIP 3 prototype:
 Establishment of a prototype for a Sensor
Observation Service (SOS) and SensorML and O&M
profiles for selected sensors installed on research
vessels and in real-time monitoring systems (Sensor
Web Enablement (SWE))
 Lead by AODN (Australia)
 Bundling of multiple regional initiatives and best
practices towards the adoption of SWE to formulate
and evaluate common standards, incl involvement of
52 North
ODIP 3 prototype approach:
 establish a collaboration tool (Github):
 compile inventory of SOS services and their endpoints
 compile inventory of instrument SensorML records &
O&M structures
 compile inventory of vocab and registry services
 working groups to assess SOS performance
 propose templates for SensorML/StarFl and O&M profiles
 examine vocabulary services and potential mappings
 Set-up a test bed
ODIP 3 prototype progress:
 collaboration at https://github.com/aodn/ODIP
 inventory includes: Ritmare starter kit (IT), SOS Coriolis –
EuroARGO (FR), Oceanotron interaction (FR), Eurofleets SWE
version 2.0 (ES), ncSOS for gliders (UK), IOOS SOS (USA),
IMOS (Australia), 2 SOS installations (Australia), SMG and
sensorCloud (Australia)
 Analysis: => must adopt SWE Version 2.0 to stay aligned
 52 North SOS still on V1.0 but will upgrade
 SensorML profiles EU and Australia quite similar in approach
 Testbed is being deployed for further testing of different SOS
services
 Dialogue with manufacturers planned
Dissemination of ODIP outcomes
 Project website
 Social media
 International conferences
 Other related initiatives
 Ocean Data Portal (ODP)
 Research Data Alliance
 Belmont Forum
www.odip.org
Thank you!