Data & Repositories
Digital Data Repositories
The Frame-Grabber imaging system mounted on the submersible Alvin provides Web access to video imagery co-registered with vehicle navigation and attitude data for shipboard analysis, planning deep-submergence research cruises, and review of data following research expeditions.
View the locations of WHOI's floats being used as part of the ARGO project to observe the ocean and to predict climate change. See their launch positions, track the paths they have followed, and pinpoint the locations of detailed water column profiles.
BCO-DMO was created to serve investigators funded by the NSF Geosciences Directorate (GEO) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections and Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Antarctic Sciences (ANT) Organisms & Ecosystems Program. BCO-DMO manages and serves oceanographic biogeochemical, ecological, and companion physical data and information developed in the course of scientific research and contributed by the originating investigators.
The Data Library and Archives (DLA) is part of the joint library system supported by the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The DLA holds collections of administrative records, photographs, scientists' data and papers, film and video, historical instruments, as well as books, journals and technical reports.
View current Falmouth climate reports and past reports from 1993.
A Web-based application that captures simultaneous video sources, vehicle data, scientific instrument data, and event data during operations of remotely operated vehicles, including Argo and Jason. As of October 2006, there are more than 1,700,000 catalogued images available from 27 research expeditions.
The Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) is a research observatory located at South Beach and in the ocean a mile off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard. It provides real time and archived coastal oceanographic and meteorological data for researchers, students and the general public.
Contains data collected on research vessels using multibeam sonar systems operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. As of July 2004, the archive contains data from 72 R/V Knorr cruises and 69 R/V Atlantis cruises. The database is approximately 220 gigabytes in size, and contains approximately 1.6 billion individual bathymetry data points.
The project of the Objectively Analyzed air-sea Fluxes (OAFlux) is to develop enhanced air-sea heat flux analysis products for the global oceans. The product integrates satellite observations with surface moorings, ship reports, and atmospheric model reanalyzed surface meteorology.
Seafloor Data and Observation Visualization Environment (SeaDOVE): A Web-served GIS Database of Multi-scalar Seafloor Data
Databases are available for the East Pacific Rise at:
Data is also available for:
» The Galápagos hotspot
» The Gálapagos Spreading Center at 97.5°W
» The Central Indian Ridge
Data at these locations include multibeam bathymetry, high-resolution scanning altimetry, deep-towed sidescan sonar, seafloor digital photographs, sample locations, deep-towed magnetic data, and more. Each dataset is geospatially registered and incorporates metadata (e.g., sample geochemistry and time and depth of collection) that can be interactively accessed by the user. The user can control which datasets are shown on a map view of the area and the scale at which the map is viewed. Datasets with resolutions inappropriate for the scale at which they are being viewed are automatically removed from the map.
The collection and analysis efforts of WHOI's Seafloor Sediments Laboratory are available for browsing. A collection of more than 14,000 archived marine geological samples recovered from the seafloor. The inventory includes long, stratified sediment cores, as well as rock dredges, surface grabs, and samples collected by the submersible Alvin.
An archive of data collected during the past 20 years by surface moorings that measure meteorological conditions and physical properties of the upper ocean. Includes data gathered along the coasts and the open ocean during various weather conditions and from a range of geographic regions, from subarctic regions to the tropics.
Contains data collected by members of the U.S. GLOBEC (Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics) program to examine the potential impact of global climate change on ocean ecosystems.
» MapServer interface
» Directory list interface
Data are listed by region, year, instrument, and by investigator.
Contains data collected by participants of U.S. JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study) to study the ocean carbon cycle. Data are listed by individual project, region, and cruise.
A map interface allows selection and retrieval of historical ocean and weather time series observations recorded at fixed stations along the Atlantic coast during the last century.
The WHOI Ship DataGrabber system provides the oceanographic community on-line access to underway ship data collected on the R/V Atlantis, Knorr, Oceanus, and Tioga. All the shipboard data is co-registered with the ship's GPS time and navigation systems