somebody wants to submit the data to the
ODP they first of all should answer the question:
you ready to set up ODP Data Provider software at your site?"
the most important question. Obviously the answers are "Yes" or
the answer is "YES" (option a):
a1. Visit this URL http://www.oceandataportal.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&catid=9 and download the ODP Data Provider package.
a2. Download the manuals http://www.oceandataportal.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=18&Itemid=99999999%22
and follow them.
a3. Contact the ODP team in case of any questions
a4. Contact the ODP team when ODP Data
Provider has been installed and available via Internet - you will be given with
unique Data Provider ID, Integration Server URL (the gateway from the user to
your data) and some small re-configuration should be fulfilled. Only after your
Data Provider will be registered (and uniquely identified!) in the ODP
Integration Server you should start data submission. Of course, you can play
with it without being registered but the metadata you have created and data you
have connected won't feed into the ODP. That is the rule.
a5. Start to submit the data using " Data
Provider - Registration and Maintenance of Resources under the Distributed Data
Source System" manual.
a6. Again, contact the ODP team for any
answer is "NO" (option b):
there is a "Light" Data Provider version currently hosted at IOC
Project Office for IODE which gives you possibility to contribute the data you
are hosting on HTTP, FTP or you can upload the data into the "light"
Data Provider using remote web-interface. It is the same software, but center
has no possibility to share the data directly from the database (like the usual
Data Provider does) or local data file repositories. "Light" Data Provider supports following
parsable formats : CVS, TSV, CSV inventory files, ARGO inventory files (GDAC
FTP inventory format), OCEANSITES and some more are coming. The unparseable
files (satellite images, multimedia, documents or unsupported by ODP formats)
also can be provided.
the steps to follow:
Contact the ODP team and identify yourself - who are you, from what organization,
what kind of data you want to submit.
we are going to the regional distributed model, there will be a number of
"light" Data Providers operating in IOC Project Office, NMDIS (China),
AODN (Australia). So depending on the region contact will be provider by URL to
access the "light" Data Provider, username and password.
a2, a3, a5-a6.