OCTOPUS is a multi-format Checker, Converter and Splitter tool.
- OCTOPUS checks the compliance of a file to the SeaDataNet ODV, netCDF and MedAtlas standard formats The cheks for ODV and netCDF are described in the FAQ section.
- OCTOPUS converts files in a given SeaDataNet format to another SeaDataNet format (e.g.: ODV to netCDF, netCDF to ODV, MedAtlas to NetCDF, MedAtlas to ODV)
- OCTOPUS checks the ODV SDN variant formats for biology, microlitter and flow cytometry, it can converts them from ODV variant to ODV variant
- OCTOPUS checks the SeaDataNet netCDF format for HF-Radar, no conversion are possible for this format.
- OCTOPUS has also additional functions such as:
- Split a multi-station SeaDataNet file into mono-station SeaDataNet files
- Extract station(s) from SeaDataNet files
- Convert MGD v81 and v98 to SeaDataNet ODV files
The following conversions are handled by OCTOPUS:
The Octopus software interface is bilingual (English/French) and the software is fit for use on several platforms : Windows and Linux..
OCTOPUS version 1.6.0 (08/01/2021)
- Addition of a checker for SeaDataNet HF-Radar files (NetCDF).
- Fix a problem on ExternalResourcesManager, that blocked the batch mode.
- Medatlas -> CFPoint conversion: automatically update C17 labels from BODC vocabs.
- Partially upgrade to Java 8 Time library to fix datetime handling.
- Fix datetime management for MGD77 files.
- Handle new L20 value.
- Detect multiple parameters for same P09 in multistation Medatlas files (those should be splitted before conversion).
- Fixes on labels, messages, typos,
OCTOPUS version 1.5.3 (08/04/2020)
- Update URLs for CDIs, CSRs and NERC vocabularies
- Allow DPSF P09 parameter as depth below sea surface in MedAtlas files (e.g. core data)
- Allow exception for ODV files with empty vertical reference (e.g. navigation, contaminants in biota files). These files must contain the following comment in the ODV header: //SeaDataNet file without vertical reference
OCTOPUS user manual
See OCTOPUS presentation (the presentation was done in May 2017, on OCTOPUS version 1.2):
and corresponding video.