Ocean Data Interoperability Platform

ODIP II Prototype Brokerage Service with semantic brokering launched as demo 

18 April 2018

The ODIP Prototype 1+ has a focus on interoperability between regional data discovery and access services (Europe: SeaDataNet portal - 450+ data collections; USA; NCEI portal - 25.000+ data collections; Australia: AODN portal - 100+ data collections) and interacting with the global IODE-ODP and GEOSS portals. A prototype common discovery service including semantic interoperability has been established by adopting and adapting the Brokerage Service that is used for the GEOSS portal. The original common broker metadata profile has been expanded with extra attributes for e.g. platforms, instruments, and parameters to distinct the current keywords attribute, and with extra attributes for including types of services, such as WMS, WFS, and others, their versions and addresses. Semantic brokerage has been added by interaction with a 'Rosetta stone' mapping service that allows to translate between different vocabularies used at the source providers for the given data collections. Mappings have been initiated between comparable vocabularies for the indexed terms of each source portal.

You can try out the upgraded ODIP II Brokerage Service with semantic interoperability at:


You can also download detailed documentation. 



This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no [312492] and continued funding from the European Union's HORIZON 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no [654310].