Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System: Cyberinfrastructure Investigative Evaluation
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Numerous countries have employed a coordinated network of government agencies, research institutions, and private companies to establish national integrated Ocean Observing Systems (OOSes). Although Canada boasts a robust and diverse ocean economy, the country has implemented no such network To better adapt in the face of a changing environment and to assist the country in meeting national and international commitments, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has commissioned investigative evaluations (IEs) to determine the cost and feasibility of creating a Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS). This report contains the recommendations of the Cyberinfrastructure IE, and outlines three models, low, moderate and high, with varying levels of service. To determine an appropriate cyberinfrastructure configuration for CIOOS, information was gathered from both national and international sources. Systems and standards were evaluated, stakeholders surveyed, and existing international OOSes consulted to identify potential limits or gaps to the implementation of CIOOS.