The IDC also develops and maintains a range of data management systems and tools which include a central “Data Warehouse”, accessed via a custom Data Trawler application; Marlin the GeoNetwork data catalogue, which contains descriptions of many Marine National Facility (MNF) and Oceans and Atmosphere (O&A) datasets (not just those held by the Data Centre); “CAAB” (Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota), a master species database which provides names and codes for some 44,000 marine species which occur in Australian and adjacent waters.

The IDC curates Marine National Facility data sets, collected during research voyages by the (former) RV Franklin and RV Southern Surveyor and current RV Investigator MNF research vessels. These data streams include the underway routinely acquired data suite, CTD, Hydrology (water chemistry), and ADCP data, from 1985.