A data portal is a great way to present data within and between organizations and their customers – increasing transparency and knowledge, which are fundamental principles of data democracy.
That’s why we decided to build a proof-of-concept data integration and portal for the IMOS ANMN NRS dataset. This dataset contains long-term water quality and temperature data that can be used to study the effects of climate change in Australia’s coastal waters.
Using our new, open-source integration script, we created an integration with the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) to sync data into Splashback. The script is fully extensible, so you can develop your own integrations easily.
We then built an open-source front-end to display the latest site profiles for each mooring station. Using mostly off-the-shelf technologies and our open APIs, this neat interface took us just a few hours to put together. Splashback’s rigorous data structure and robust authentication allows you to shave weeks off development time.