Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Data Center Description
The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
(CO-OPS) collects, analyzes and distributes historical and
real-time observations and predictions of water levels, coastal
currents and other meteorological and oceanographic data. This
is part of an integrated National Ocean Service program
supporting safe maritime navigation, more productive water-borne
commerce, and the needs of the National Weather Service, coastal
zone management, engineering and surveying communities. The
Center manages the National Water Level Observation Program and
the national network of Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems
in major U.S. harbors. It conducts its programs through
university, industry, Federal and State partnerships as
appropriate. CO-OPS resides within NOAA's National Ocean
Service.

Website: http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/

[Summary provided by NOAA]