Oceanographic data and O Guide - Resources and Review

The Sea
Viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor Project aims to understand the earth's behaviour and evolution by looking at it from space, and to gather quantitative data on global ocean bio-optical properties. Colour satellite images of plankton blooms, chlorophyll concentrations, coral reefs, and hurricanes are available, as well as technical reports and a teacher's section.
Online classroom linking teachers and students to specific resources on weather, climate change, oceans and coasts, satellites and space.
Maintains a network of automatic data buoys in the Arctic Basin which monitor synoptic
scale fields of pressure, temperature, and ice motion to support real-time operations and meteorological and oceanographic research. Provides monthly buoy maps, data sets, buoy reports, and a buoy motion and ice concentration animation which uses data from 1979 to 1994. Includes browsable images and data plots with accompanying audio files and buoy diagrams.
British national data centre which provides data management support for UK marine science, maintains and develops the UK's national oceanographic database, makes high
quality oceanographic data readily available to UK research scientists, commerce and government, develops marine data products and digital atlases, and collaborates in the international exchange and management of oceanographic data. Datasets include the UK Directory of Marine Environmental Data.
Large collection of publicly available oceanographic data, describing the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the ocean water column from the sea surface to the sea floor. Includes laboratories for satellite altimetry and ocean climate.
Project which uses drifting buoys to track ocean currents and provide near real time flow data updates. Includes a deployment log, ocean images and data products such as trajectories and analyses of drifting buoys, drifter maps and reports, annual mean velocity estimates and drifting buoy databases.
An extensive source of information about satellite and in situ Earth science data, with broad coverage of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans, solid earth, and biosphere.
Relays oceanographic and surface meteorological data in real time from 70 moorings in the Tropical Pacific Ocean. The data are then retransmittted worldwide to oceanographic and meteorological centres via the Global Telecommunication System. TAO is a major component of the global climate observing system.
GCDIS is a cooperative activity of agencies that provides global change data to scientists and researchers, policy makers, educators, industry, and the public at large. GCDIS includes multi
disciplinary data from atmospheric science, ecology, oceanography, as well as economics and sociology.
Australian national centre for management and processing of marine data.
OCEANIC maintains information on the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, TOGA (Coupled Ocean
Atmosphere Response Experiment), research ship information and schedules, and other oceanographic information sources.
NOAA's mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment and to conserve and manage wisely the Nation's coastal and marine resources. Offers information on programmes, activities, data, opportunities and news.
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