The Joint WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology

Ocean Data Systems

The following ocean data systems provide in situ data sets:

  • Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP)
  • Global Ocean Surface Underway Data Pilot Project (GOSUD)
  • Tropical Moored buoys
  • Meteorological moorings
    • US National Data Buoy Center (NDBC)
    • Indian National Data Buoy Programme (NDBP)
  • Deep Ocean Multi-Dsciplinary Ocean Reference Stations (OceanSITES)
  • Argo profling float data
  • Drifting buoy data
    • Responsible National Oceanographic Data Centre for Drifting Buoys (RNODC/DB)
    • Global Drifter Programme (GDP)
    • Arctic buoy data (IABP)
  • Ship data
    • International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS)
    • VOS Climate Project data (VOSClim)
    • XBT data: see GTSPP above
  • Sea Level data (GLOSS)
  • Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank (BDSIDB)


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