About Data Management and Communication, DMAC
Central to the success of IOOS is the presence of a Data Management and Communication (DMAC) system capable of delivering real-time, delayed-mode, and historical data for in-situ and remotely-sensed physical, chemical and biological observations. Regional and Federal IOOS partners are working with the U.S. IOOS Program Office to develop this system, to make data and products discoverable and accessible, and to provide essential metadata regarding information sources, methods and quality.
The overall objectives are for IOOS partners to develop and maintain DMAC capabilities to:
- Deliver accurate and timely ocean observations and model outputs to a range of consumers including government, academic, private sector users, and the general public utilizing specifications common across all providers.
- Deploy the information system components (including infrastructure and relevant personnel) for full life-cycle management of observations from collection to product creation to public delivery, system documentation, and archiving
- Establish robust data exchange that is responsive to variable customer requirements and routine feedback and not tightly bound to a specific application of the data or particular end-user decision support tool.
Basic Components of Data Management and Communication, DMAC system
Presentation About Data Management and Communication (.ppt)
DMAC Implementation Plan
The latest version of the DMAC Plan (2011), describing DMAC requirements, architecture, planned implementation, etc can be found here: DMAC Plan 1.0 (.pdf)
Concept of Operations for the DMAC subsystem
The initial high-level concept of operations (ConOps) for the DMAC subsystem: IOOS DMAC Concept of Operation (.pdf)
IOOS DMAC FAQ
The final DMAC question and answer document from July 2014 can be found here: IOOS DMAC FAQ (.pdf)
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News and Announcements
- Latest status of SOS implementation at IOOS Regional Associations (RA)s: With the completion of the initial templates for the IOOS SOS Profile (v.1.0) and the documentation of the SOS Web Services Description Document (WSDD) nearing completion, attention has turned to deploying the SOS services across all 11 regions. RA directors will be briefed on progress each month using a project dashboard; this dashboard will be published and maintained on the IOOSTech wiki.
- 8/23/13 - IOOS DMAC Workshop to Be Held September 10 - 11: For the agenda go to IOOS DMAC Workshop Webpage. If you are interested in attending, please contactRob.Ragsdale@noaa.gov for details.
- 8/23/13 – QARTOD Update: IOOS Regional Associations are reviewing the temperature and salinity manual with comments due 30 Sept. After the IOOS RA comments are adjudicated the manual goes to the IOOC for final review.
For general inquiries about DMAC projects contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to participate in discussions related to data management of ocean observations sign up for the ioos_tech mailing list.
IOOS System Status
Notifications of changes to registered IOOS data access services, such as the NDBC and CO-OPS SOS servers, are sent to the
[ email@example.com ] list.
If you would like to receive these notifications, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.