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National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Service Provider Description
Data Center Description
The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) is one of the national
environmental data centers operated by the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NODC's primary mission is to
acquire, archive, process, quality control, and distribute all types of
oceanographic data.

The NODC holds physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic data
collected by U.S. Federal agencies, state and local government
agencies, universities and research institutions, and private
industry. A large percentage of the oceanographic data held by NODC
is of foreign origin, acquired through direct bilateral exchanges with
other countries and through the facilities of the World Data Center A
(WDC-A) for Oceanography (operated by NODC).

The NODC provides data management support for major ocean science
projects such as TOGA (Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere), WOCE (World
Ocean Circulation Experiment), and JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux
Study). NODC also manages the NOAA Library and Information Network,
which can be found online at

NODC provides online access to a significant proportion of its
data and information using services available through
the NODC WWW Home Page, including:
. unprocessed originator data sets from the NODC archive
. World Ocean Database version 2
. Global Temperature-Salinity Profile Project (GTSPP)
. Ocean Profile Data Base
. NOAA Marine Environmental Buoy Information Database
. NODC Time Series Database
. NODC CD-ROM products via the NOAA National Data Centers Online Store

The NODC Home Page on the World Wide Web (WWW) can be found at:

Additional information about NODC and its data holdings, products, and
services can be obtained from:

National Oceanographic Data Center
User Services Team
SSMC3 Fourth Floor
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: 301-713-3277
FAX: 301-713-3302

The NOAA Home Page can be found at:
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