Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services

Project Description
The THREDDS (Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services)
project is developing middleware to bridge the gap between data providers and
data users. The goal is to simplify the discovery and use of scientific data
and to allow scientific publications and educational materials to reference
scientific data.

The mission of THREDDS is for students, educators and researchers to publish,
contribute, find, and interact with data relating to the Earth system in a
convenient, effective, and integrated fashion. Just as the World Wide Web and
digital-library technologies have simplified the process of publishing and
accessing multimedia documents, THREDDS is building infrastructure needed for
publishing and accessing scientific data in a similarly convenient fashion.

[Text from the THREDDS Home Page]