World Ocean Database Cloud

World Ocean Database Cloud

World Ocean Database Cloud 2560 1707 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – United States of America (USA)

The aim of the World Ocean Database Cloud (WODc) is equitable and timely access to historic and recent subsurface oceanographic data through a cloud-optimized format and analysis tools designed to utilize the form directly in the cloud.

Open-GTS is built for fast and complete near-real-time data delivery, including ocean subsurface data. Inclusions of Open-GTS in the WODc will allow for ocean time series monitoring up to and including the most current oceanographic measurements. The availability of the two data flows with cloud analysis tools brings instant history of ocean change and present monitoring together at the World’s fingertips.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme An Ocean Data and Information System supporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (OceanData 2030)

Start Date: 21/04/2022
End Date: 21/12/2025

Lead Contact: Tim Boyer (

challenges: 7- Ocean Observations, 8- Digital Representation of the Ocean, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, North Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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