SOS Extensions for AQUARIUS Data Management System
Enhancing the 52°North SOS server to enable interoperable sharing of hydrological data
AQUARIUS is a hydrological software system developed and sold by Aquatic Informatics. It enables organizations to acquire, process, model, and publish water information. Several regional councils in New Zealand use this system to manage their hydrological data. Some of these councils need to provide an SOS interface in combination with WaterML 2.0 in order to interoperably share the hydrological data collected and simultaneously fulfill corresponding data provision obligations. To address this issue, the 52°North SOS Server uses AQUARIUS as a data source.
52°North’s task was to extend its SOS server as a deployable proxy server on top of the AQUARIUS system. To achieve this, we developed the corresponding connectors. We also provided extensions to fulfil the regional councils’ specific requirements, such as providing information about detection limits.
Aquatic Informatics funded the implementation to adapt the 52°North SOS server to use AQUARIUS as a data source. We developed the extensions to support information on detection limits under an additional contract with the Otago Regional Council.