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OOI Data

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

Additional Data Tools

ERDDAP Server Uncabled, telemetered data from moorings and gliders
Raw Data Server Data as they are received, in instrument-specific format
Live Video Feed Live video from an Axial Seamount hydrothermal vent
OOI M2M Interface Programmatic access to OOI data via an API
Core Instrument Analytical Results Processed analytical data from samples brought back to shore and analyzed in a laboratory.
OOI Download Policy Policies to handle asynchronous data download and raw data archive storage.

The OOI provides free access to a wide range of data collected from around the world’s oceans. We provide a number of different tools to assist users in accessing OOI datasets in ways and formats that are most useful to the widest variety of users. Our goal is to get data to scientists and educators as quickly as possible using appropriate delivery mechanisms.

Increasing the availability of evaluated data and the diversity of delivery modes will continually evolve based on community input. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on how the tools could be improved to increase the efficiency of synthesizing the diverse data collected by the program. You can also subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when additional data and functionality becomes available.

Preliminary Data

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.

Sensor Algorithms
Information and algorithm code used to generate each data product in the OOI Cyberinfrastructure system.

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