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National Oceanographic Data Center
The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) provides scientific stewardship of marine data and information and is one of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) environmental data centers. The NODC data search is integrated with the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) and the NOAA Central Library to provide access to the world's most comprehensive sources of marine environmental data and information. NODC data include physical, biological and chemical measurements derived from in situ oceanographic observations, satellite remote sensing of the oceans, and ocean model simulations. Data are gathered on phenomena such as temperature, ocean currents, chlorophyll, waves, nutrients, satellite data, pH, salinity, sea level, oxygen, plankton, snow and ice, biology and ocean profiles. Included are the 2009 World Ocean Atlas, World Ocean Database, Deepwater Horizon Incident (Gulf of Mexico) datasets and interactive maps, Global Ocean Heat Content (1995-2008) analysis, Sea Surface Temperature (SST) pathfinder, and coastal regional ecosystem datasets. Research Divisions within NODC include the Coastal Ocean Laboratory (COL), the Ocean Climate Laboratory (OCL), and the NOAA Central Library.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Remotely sensed
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-000
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: NOAA/NESDIS E/O C1, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) User Services