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Asset Inventory ALPHA

A comprehensive, automated inventory of observational assets is key goal of IOOS. The services in this Catalog publish metadata records of various formats that describe the source of the data published via the services. This initial version of the Asset Inventory is an attempt to automatically infer the inventory of observing assets deployed in a given region from the metadata published by data services. Continued attentiveness to metadata maintenance, through communication between dataset providers and regional and federal web service providers, is needed to ensure the effectiveness and accuracy of the Asset Inventory.