The Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) is an interoperable online network of marine and climate data resources. The AODN was formed through a collaboration between six Australian Commonwealth Agencies with primary responsibility for marine data. Since its inception, the AODN has grown to encompass organizations and individual members of the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific marine research community.
The marine data collections are made freely available to the public. Data covers a wide range of parameters in different ocean environments collected from ocean-going ships, autonomous vehicles, moorings, and other platforms. The scope of observations, geographically spanning ocean to coast, and across disciplines (physical, biogeochemical, biological), provides a challenge to deliver an intuitive easy-to-use robust information infrastructure enabling users to efficiently obtain the data they need.