An observatory is "a distributed facility for long-term observation of the oceans." It comprises multiple information and commandable resources. In R2, an observatory is a Marine Observatory, deployed into the ocean to collect scientific data. An Observatory serves to collect and manage resources in a single conceptual environment. R3 will extend the concept to include Virtual Observatories, allowing users to define their own.
- Calendar - cf. OMC Workshop 2.1 Observatory Support
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- Aggregate of status/health of participating resources
- Is this really Change Lifecycle State?
- If user has permission for this instrument
- Physical observatory
- Virtual observatory