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Where to find WAMSI science data

27 February 2018

Data from the Western Australian Marine Science Institution’s WAMSI-2 projects (2012-2018) is now discoverable and available for reuse.

WAMSI Data Manager, Luke Edwards from the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, manages the collection and storage of data from the programs including:

WAMSI Dredging Science Node

Kimberley Marine Research Program

Wheatsone sawfish offsets project


“One of the great legacies of the WAMSI science is that the data is made discoverable for ongoing and future research,” Luke Edwards said. “Data is made public after the default 18 month embargo period to enable researchers to publish.”

For example, KMRP project 1.3.1 on Reef Growth and Maintenance has data publicly available now.  The link to the metadata record is (screenshot below).


Screenshot of WAMSI KMRP Project 1.3.1 metadata results


Within the metadata, there are links to the Pawsey Data Portal, where it is held (see screenshot below).


Screenshot of Pawsey Data Portal Links


As well as the Pawsey Data Portal, data is stored in the CSIRO Data Access Portal (DAP) and AIMS Data Centre.

Data discovery and access starts via the AODN catalogue -  To see all WAMSI 2 projects, type WAMSI 2 into the “Title” search box.

Other discovery pathways are being developed including via the WA Open Data catalogue -  

Other WA Government marine data is available here -


Sawfish Project Kimberley Marine Research Program Dredging Science