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Serving GODAE Data and Products to the Ocean Community

Blower, J. D., Blanc, F., Clancy, R. M., Cornillon, P., Donlon, C., Hacker, P., Haines, K. ORCID:, Hankin, S. C., Loubrieu, T., Pouliquen, S., Price, M., Pugh, T. F. and Srinivasan, A. (2009) Serving GODAE Data and Products to the Ocean Community. Oceanography, 22 (3). pp. 70-79. ISSN 1042-8275

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The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE [http://]) 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.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Environmental Systems Science Centre
ID Code:1963
Additional Information:Special Issue on the Special issue of Oceanography: Revolution of Global Ocean Forecasting—GODAE: Ten Years of Achievement
Publisher:Oceanography Society
Publisher Statement:This article has been published in Oceanography, Volume 22, Number 3, a quarterly journal of The Oceanography Society. © 2009 by The Oceanography Society. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy this article for use in teaching and research. Republication, systemmatic reproduction, or collective redistirbution of any portion of this article by photocopy machine, reposting, or other means is permitted only with the approval of The Oceanography Society. Send all correspondence to: or Th e Oceanography Society, PO Box 1931, Rockville, MD 20849-1931, USA.


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