External data

In this page you can find a links to ocean data repositories and databases from other international projects and programmes. These links are provided as a service to the community.

If you would like a link to be added, please contact the GEOTRACES International Project Office at ipoNO SPAM -- FILTER@NO SPAM -- FILTERgeotraces.org.

  • CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office (CCHDO): It supports oceanographic research by providing access to high quality, global, vessel-based CTD and hydrographic data from GO-SHIP, WOCE, CLIVAR and other repeat hydrography programs.
  • Global Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP): It is a synthesis activity for ocean surface to bottom biogeochemical data for 13 core variables (salinity, oxygen, phosphate, nitrate, silicate, dissolved inorganic carbon, total alkalinity, pH, CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113, CCl4 and SF6).
  • PAGES (Past Global Changes) project: It provides support for the gathering and synthesis of observations, reconstructions, and the modeling of climate, ecosystem, environmental and societal dynamics in the past. The site has a large compilation of paleo databases and metadatabases compiled by PAGES Working Groups.
  • Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT): It is a synthesis activity for quality-controlled, surface ocean fCO₂ (fugacity of carbon dioxide) observations by the international marine carbon research community (>100 contributors).
  • Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) data: The SOOS data community is a federation of data professionals bridging nations and scientific disciplines, with the aim of developing data sharing and discovery tools that meet the needs of Southern Ocean researchers, and that are nested in a global network of data management systems.
  • NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI): It provides environmental data, products, and services covering the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun to drive resilience, prosperity, and equity for current and future generations.
  • Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) – Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Portal: The Antarctic & Southern Ocean collection includes geophysical and oceanographic data acquired with ship-mounted sensors during expeditions of the US Antarctic Program research vessels R/V NB Palmer and LM Gould, some geoscience data sets from the Antarctic continent and other science party data submitted by scientists.
  • Ocean InfoHub: The Ocean InfoHub Project supports a global network of distributed information and data resources related to the ocean.
  • Simons Collaborative Marine Atlas Project (CMAP): It is an open-source data portal designed for retrieving, visualizing, and analyzing diverse ocean datasets including research cruise-based and autonomous measurements of biological, chemical and physical properties, multi-decadal global satellite products, and output from global-scale biogeochemical models.
  • World Ocean Atlas (WOA): It is a collection of objectively analyzed, quality controlled temperature, salinity, oxygen, phosphate, silicate, and nitrate means based on profile data from the World Ocean Database (WOD).