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ODATIS, Ocean Data Information and Services for Easier Access to Data and Analytical Services

Caroline Mercier (ODATIS, France)


Gérald DIBARBOURE (CNES, France); Gilbert MAUDIRE (AKKA, France); Sabine SCHMIDT (CNRS, Univ. Bordeaux, EPOC, EPHE, UMR 5805, France); Joël SUDRE (UMS CPST, CNRS 2013, IRD 1S26300, France); Erwann QUIMBERT (Ifremer, France)

Event: 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: PDF file


The ODATIS Ocean Cluster (Ocean Data Information and Services) is the entry point to access all the French Ocean observation data, from in situ and remote sensing measurements. It federates, at the national level, data management activities and scientific expertise in oceanography, in various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, from the open ocean to the coastline and estuaries, from the surface to the depths.
The ODATIS ocean data and services cluster is a component of the Data Terra research infrastructure along with other national data centers : AERIS - atmosphere, THEIA – continental surfaces and FORM@TER – solid earth. ODATIS relies on a decision-making and executive structure whose members belong to 6 partner institutions: CNRS, CNES, Ifremer, IRD, Shom and Universités Marines. The cluster is structured around 9 data centers and services (CDS) which offer guaranteed services in data management: 2 dedicated to satellite data (including AVISO+), the others to in situ data.
The main task of the ODATIS Ocean Cluster is to facilitate/promote the discovery and use of data, to develop derived products, to make available software, tools and services intended primarily for the French scientific community working in the area of ocean research. Some ODATIS services examples:
- The ODATIS Scientific Expertise Consortia (CES) promote and enhance innovative processing methods and innovative products for spatial, airborne or in situ observation of the ocean and its interfaces with the atmosphere, the continent and the ocean floor. The Scientific Expertise Consortia federate scientific stakeholders at national and even international level, ensure the production of value-added product prototypes, or the operation of these prototypes to produce specific data on ocean issues (coastal or offshore), and finally disseminate, share data through exhaustive and qualified database of national data.
- The Technical Workshops train data managers and users to good practices (FAIR principles, data warehouses) and to the handling/visualization of the cluster's data and products. Practical works are organized, adapting to the level of participants coming from several scientific communities (biology, physics) on Virtual Research Environment (VRE), with examples of handling large volumes of data.
- A support service for campaigns at sea is provided for ODATIS by CNES with the support of CLS. This make available satellite data delivery according to objectives and technical constraints of the campaign. Through the ODATIS Ocean pole, and several weeks/months before being at sea, the campaign team can consider several solutions: delivery of satellite ephemeris (repetitive orbits), real time data of predefined variables, analyses and interpretations, downloadable onboard with an optimized format, and/or delivery of delayed-time satellite data (reprocessed data) after the actual period of the campaign at sea. These data files can incorporate specific processing enhancements for the area of interest, or better spatial resolution.

Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Mezzanine Tue, Nov 01 2022,17:15 Tue, Nov 01 2022,18:15
Mezzanine Thu, Nov 03 2022,14:00 Thu, Nov 03 2022,15:45
Caroline Mercier