Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 13 Issue 03

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Volume 13, No. 3
Pages 60 - 65

Biological Data and Metadata Initiatives at CSIRO Marine Research, Australia, With Implications for the Design of OBIS

Tony Rees Kim Finney
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In 1997, our present agency was formed from a merger of two pre-existing research Divisions of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Australia, CSIRO Fisheries and CSIRO Oceanography. Following the creation of this new enlarged Division, named CSIRO Marine Research (CMR), a “critical mass” of staff concerned with processing and managing research data, in particular those collected by our research vessels, were gathered to form the nucleus of a new Divisional Data Center.


Rees, T., and K. Finney. 2000. Biological data and metadata initiatives at CSIRO Marine Research, Australia, with implications for the design of OBIS. Oceanography 13(3):60–65, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2000.11.