Data Repositories for Physical and Chemical Oceanography

This list includes the major repositories that principally host physical and chemical oceanography data for the Southern Ocean. Much oceanographic data is also held by National Antarctic Data Centers and other multidisciplinary data repositories.

Acronym Full Name Description
AFIN Antarctic Fast Ice Network Password-protected site for fast ice observations
ASPeCt Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate Data from voyages and helicopter flights between 1980 and 2005
CCHDO Clivar and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office Global CTD and hydrographic data
GLOSS Global Sea Level Observation System A global network of coastal sea level monitoring stations
GO-SHIP Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program Links to several data repositories
GOSIC Global Observing Systems Information Center LStores data from the Global Climate Observing System
GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Measurements of the earth's gravity field, including seabed pressure
IBCSO International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean A digital bathyemtric model, and the underlying data points from which the model was derived.
IODE International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange A collection of data platforms for oceanographic datasets
MGDS Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Portal (MGDS) Marine Geoscience data collected by US survey ships
OCADS Ocean Carbon and Acidification Data System Data on ocean acidification and carbon
Ocean-Ops Ocean Ops in-situ Observing Platform Support Center Provides oceanographic and marine observations from ships, buoys, floats, and tide gauges. (Formerly known as JCOMMOPS)
OOI Ocean Observatories Institute The OOI deploys sensors in arrays of moorings, mobile assets, and cabled sensors to measure oceanographic variables from the seafloor to the air-sea interface.
POGO Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans POGO hosts cruise reports from ships in the European fleet. In time, it is expected to also host cruise reports from US and Australian ships.
PSMSL Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level Tide gauge data
R2R Rolling Deck to Repository Cruise reports from NSF-funded research vessels.
SOCCOM Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling SOCCOM aims to use autonomous floats to provide nearly continuous coverage of oceanographic observations in both time and space in the Southern Ocean
USGS United States Geological Survey US agency that provides data on earth, water, and biological sciences.
OceanSITES OceanSITES Long-term deep water reference stations, measuring oceanographic variables from air-sea interactions to 5000 m depth.
Have we missed a key repository for physical and chemical data from the Southern Ocean? Or made a mistake? contact the SOOS data officer.