The CI system integrates physical marine observatories into a system of systems, the OOI Integrated Observatory Network (ION). Each observatory as well as the CI as integrator are realized as a Facility and can exert their own authority and define policy for their resources. Each facility can share resources with other facilities within the OOI or external to the OOI.
Figure 1 shows the application and infrastructure subsystems of the CI system, as well as implementation level components, such as instrument agents and external observatory adapters, in the context of interfaces to users and external systems.
Figure 1. CI Subsystems, Implementation Components and External Interfaces (OV-2)
Figure 2. External Systems
Figure 3. CGSN Systems and Infrastructure
Figure 4. RSN Systems and Infrastructure