eAtlas THREDDS service (AIMS)

The eAtlas delivers its NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) data file using a THREDDS Data Server (TDS), which provides metadata and data access using OPeNDAP, OGC WMS and WCS, HTTP, and other remote data access protocols. The services delivers data, matadata and map layers associated with the eAtlas project ( The data focus on environmental research on the Great Barrier Reef and its neighbouring coast, the Wet Tropics rainforests and Torres Strait. The map layers served by the WMS service can be used to create environmental maps when combine with other dataset such as the layers provided by the eAtlas Web Mapping Service ( This web map service is predominantly set up and maintained for delivery of visualisations through the eAtlas mapping portal ( Other portals are free to use this service with attribution, provided you inform us with an email so we can let you know of any changes to the service. This THREDDS Data Server software is hosted on a Amazon Web Services (AWS) server. Associated with each NetCDF dataset, there is a list of corresponding WMS layers, one for each data variable, which can be discovered by inspecting the corresponding GetCapabilities document. This XML document lists all the layers, a short descriptions and available rendering styles. Most WMS clients should be able to read those documents allowing easy access to all the variables for a given NetCDF dataset. This services is operated by the Australian Institute of Marine Science and co-funded by the National Environmental Science Program Tropical Water Quality (NESP TWQ) Hub.

Point Of Contact
Lawrey, Eric, Dr Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

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Data Usage Constraints
  • The data, metadata and imagery provided by this service is made available under a creative commons license. Attribution should be given to the eAtlas and the data providers of the layers. This layer information is available via the titles and the linked metadata records. If you use this service in an on-going service like a portal please send us an email so we can inform you of any potential changes to the service.
  • Attribution 3.0 Australia