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These global ocean science programs have present needs for worldwide computer networking capabilities that will grow as they enter their implementation phases. In the longer term, the ocean science component of the Global Change program will have a worldwide scope that will present an enormous challenge in its needs for coordination, computation, and data management. The program will thus have a correspondingly great need for computer networking.

  1. Typical Ocean Sciences program resources (e.g., observatories, catalogues, archives, supercomputers, international data, other facilities, etc.)

US Data Centers

National Data Centers

National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)

NASA Ocean Data System (NODS)

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

Specialized US Program Data Centers

TOGA/WOCE thermal data center, Scripps Institution

Sea-Level Data Center, University of Hawaii

Alaskan SAR Facility, University of Alaska

World Data Centers

WDC-A, Oceanography, Washington, DC

Meteorology, Asheville, NC

Geophysics, Boulder, CO

WDC-B, Oceanography, Meteorology, Geophysics, Moscow

International Program Data Centers (partial list)

TOGA Subsurface Data Center, Brest, France

WOCE Hydrographic Program Data Center,?

ERS-1 Data Centers, Frascati, Toulouse, Brest,…

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