Serving GODAE Data and Products to the Ocean Community

Type Article
Date 2009-09
Language English
Author(s) Blower Jon D.1, Blanc Frederique2, Clancy Mike3, Cornillon Peter4, Donlon Craig5, Hacker Peter6, Haines Keith1, Hankin Steve C.7, Loubrieu Thomas8, Pouliquen SylvieORCID8, Price Martin9, Pugh Timothy F.10, Srinivasan Ashwanth11
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Reading, Environm Syst Sci Ctr, Reading E Sci Ctr, Reading, Berks, England.
2 : CLS, Space Oceanog Div, Ramonville St Agne, France.
3 : USN, Fleet Numer Meteorol & Oceanog Ctr, Monterey, CA USA.
4 : Univ Rhode Isl, Grad Sch Oceanog, Narragansett, RI 02882 USA.
5 : European Space Agcy, European Space Res & Technol Ctr, NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands.
6 : Univ Hawaii, Asia Pacific Data Res Ctr, Int Pacific Res Ctr, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA.
7 : NOAA, Pacific Marine Environm Lab, Seattle, WA 98115 USA.
8 : IFREMER, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
9 : Met Off, Exeter, Devon, England.
10 : Bur Meteorol, Ctr Australian Weather & Climate Res, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
11 : Univ Miami, Rosenstiel Sch Marine & Atmospher Sci, Div Meteorol & Oceanog, Miami, FL 33149 USA.
Source Oceanography (1042-8275) (The Oceanography Society), 2009-09 , Vol. 22 , N. 3 , P. 70-79
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Abstract The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE []) has spanned a decade of rapid technological development. The ever-increasing volume and diversity of oceanographic data produced by in situ instruments, remote-sensing platforms, and computer simulations have driven the development of a number of innovative technologies that are essential for connecting scientists with the data that they need. This paper gives an overview of the technologies that have been developed and applied in the course of GODAE, which now provide users of oceanographic data with the capability to discover, evaluate, visualize, download, and analyze data from all over the world. The key to this capability is the ability to reduce the inherent complexity of oceanographic data by providing a consistent, harmonized view of the various data products. The challenges of data serving have been addressed over the last 10 years through the cooperative skills and energies of many individuals.
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Blower Jon D., Blanc Frederique, Clancy Mike, Cornillon Peter, Donlon Craig, Hacker Peter, Haines Keith, Hankin Steve C., Loubrieu Thomas, Pouliquen Sylvie, Price Martin, Pugh Timothy F., Srinivasan Ashwanth (2009). Serving GODAE Data and Products to the Ocean Community. Oceanography, 22(3), 70-79. Open Access version :