Sea Level Center, Oceanography Department, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
Data Center Description
The University of Hawaii Sea Level Center (UHSLC) is a research facility of the University of Hawaii/NOAA Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST). The UHSLC originated as the TOGA Sea Level Center under the leadership of Professor Klaus Wyrtki of the University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography. The center was a natural extension of Professor Wyrtki's pioneering research on the El Nino Southern Oscillation in the Pacific Ocean. Under the current direction of Dr. Mark Merrifield, the mission of the UHSLC is to collect, process, distribute, and analyze in-situ tide gauge data from around the world in support of climate research. Primary support for the UHSLC comes from NOAA's Office of Global Programs (OGP). Funding is also provided by NASA under the JASON program for the development of In Situ Tide Gauge/GPS Stations for Monitoring the Temporal Drift of Satellite Altimeters. The UHSLC also hosts the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL), a collaborative effort with the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).