AOOS Data Management has exposed several new data layers over the six months. These include a large number of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) data layers and the Audubon Arctic Marine Synthesis data layers which describe marine mammal and seabird habitat utilization. Additionally, several data sets were exposed through AOOS data portals from the RUSLACA program which has been utilizing the AOOS Ocean Workspace to manage study data sets.
The AOOS data management team has been hard at work migrating AOOS user tools from the flex environment to the HTML 5 framework.
AOOS has released the Ocean Workspace for use in several integrated ecosystem research programs including the NPRB funded GOAIERP program and the EVOS LTM and Herring programs. The Ocean Workspace is a web based scientific collaboration tool to provide a centralized location for researchers to collate, aggregate and rapidly document scientific data sets/digital content and share these resources with project team members. This tool will function as the primary vehicle for centralized collation of data sets in addition to coordination of data transfer between project team members. The workspace will also provide an efficient mechanism for integrating data resources into the AOOS data management system so that they can be discovered and utilized by the broader research community.