Marine Information Management System

The Chief Directorate: Oceans and Coastal Research operates the Marine Information Management System (MIMS). SAEON’s uLwazi node provides services to the Department of Environmental Affairs in respect of implementation, maintenance and improvement of MIMS. The System is comprised of the software and hardware implementations, the personnel and standard operating procedures which support the functions necessary to promote the long-term preservation and maximise the scientific utility of ocean and coastal data in South Africa. MIMS operates the Southern African Data Centre for Oceanography (SADCO), an Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission-recognised Oceanographic Data Centre, which fills both a national and a regional role; MIMS also serves as a component of the National Oceans and Coastal Information Management System (OCIMS).

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