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OOI Data

Over 200 unique data products are measured or derived from the over 800 instruments deployed from the air-sea interface to the seafloor amongst the seven OOI arrays.

The OOI CI provides a common operating infrastructure, the OOI system software (OOI Net), to connect and enable the coordination of operations of the OOI marine components (Global, Coastal, and Cabled Arrays) with the scientific and educational pursuits of oceanographic research communities.  OOI Net permits 24/7 connectivity to bring sustained ocean observing data to a user any time, any place. Anyone with an internet connection can create a login on OOINet and access OOI data.

OOI Data Portal
Data Portal The primary source for all OOI datasets and metadata
OOI Data Products
Explore OOI Data Products Browse the list of all major data products sampled by the OOI
Cruise Data
OOI Cruise Data Access data from all OOI Cruises

OOI provides free access to a wide range of data collected from around the world’s oceans. We are offering these data in phases. We will offer you greater functionality and more data sets in the coming months based on your feedback. All data are safely archived, and our goal is to get them to scientists and educators as quickly as possible using various delivery mechanism as appropriate.

Increasing the availability of evaluated data and the diversity of delivery modes will continually evolve based on community feedback in the coming months. You can subscribe to a mailing list to received updates and notification as additional data and functionality becomes available. We also look forward to your feedback as well as suggestions on the tools that would increase the efficiency of synthesizing the diverse data collected by the program.

Preliminary Data


Coming Soon

The following additional data access methods are currently in development and should be available in Spring 2016.

  • ERDDAP Data Server

Additional Information and Policies regarding OOI Data

Community Developed Tools
This page provides users links to resources that community members have built to access, analyze and visualize OOI datasets. If you have a resource you’d like to share, please send a note to the OOI Helpdesk. Please note that these sites are not maintained by the OOI program, as they are supported by outside resources.

OOI Data Usage Policy
OOI data usage policy maintains that the community has open access to all core data. All initially deployed instruments by the OOI team are considered part of the core instrumentation. Any individual can use data from the core instrumentation; there are no constraints on who publishes or how soon.

Data Quality Control
OOI instrument deployment and data quality control procedures were designed with the goal of meeting QARTOD quality control standards. In addition to daily human-in-the-loop QC tests, as data streams are collected, data products are run through six automated QC algorithms.

OOI Observation and Sampling Approach
The purpose of this document is to define how the OOI operates the various in situ sensing elements of the system (sensors and mobile platforms) to ensure the collection of temporally and spatially optimal data and samples that address the overarching science goals of the program.

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