About MIMS

The Marine Information Management System

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) has initiated the development of the Marine Information Management System (MIMS).

MIMS is tasked with the long-term preservation of South Africa’s ocean and coastal data.

It provides the primary access to all data collected by the Oceans and Coast Chief Directorate while also acting as a trusted broker of scientific marine data for a wide range of South African institutions.

Team Descriptions

MIMS Manager:

Oversees the project development of the Marine Information Management System.

Data Curation Team:

Assists with the description, preservation, and standardised dissemination of datasets and digital objects, including formal publication with an associated Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

System Development Team:

Implements open data management systems and tools to enable the curation and archiving of data and metadata, provision of standardised open data and metadata services, and the implementation of end-user applications to search, discover and access datasets.

System Administration Team:

Is responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of the MIMS systems and servers, and overall technical support.