This page provides links to useful resources, many of which have been instrumental to the development of CIOOS and of CIOOS Atlantic. The resources include CIOOS publications and additional information specific to data tools, system infrastructure, and supplementary discipline-specific organizations.

Documents

▸ Cyberinfrastructure Investigative Evaluation

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) commissioned investigative evaluations (IEs) to determine the cost and feasibility of creating a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System. This report contains the recommendations of the Cyberinfrastructure IE and outlines three models with varying levels of service.

▸ Observations and Data Investigative Evaluation

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) commissioned investigative evaluations (IEs) to determine the cost and feasibility of creating a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System. This report contains the recommendations of the Observations and Data IE and outlines three models with varying levels of service.

▸ Visualizations Investigative Evaluation

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) commissioned investigative evaluations (IEs) to determine the cost and feasibility of creating a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System. This report contains the recommendations of the Visualizations IE and outlines three models with varying levels of service.

▸ Towards a Unified Vision for Ocean Data Management in Canada

The Expert Forum on Ocean Data Management (November 18-19, 2015 in Montreal, Canada) brought together national and international experts and stakeholders to present and evaluate international best practices in managing data from ocean observations, the current state of ocean data collected and managed in Canada, and goals and visions for the future of ocean data management (ODM) in Canada. This report synthesizes the thoughts and ideas expressed by over fifty participants from government, academia, and the private sector.

Publications

▸ THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CANADIAN INTEGRATED OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEM (CIOOS)

Canada’s ocean science community (Wallace et al., 2014), led and supported by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is developing a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observation System (CIOOS) that brings together and leverages existing Canadian and international ocean observation data into a federated data system. This system (Wilson et al., 2016) will improve coordination and collaboration among diverse data producers, improve access to information for decision making, and enable discovery and access to data to support a wide variety of applied and theoretical research efforts to better understand, monitor, and manage activities in Canada’s oceans. [Frontiers in Marine Science, 09 August 2019]