Data access and demonstration
- U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank on-line digital data.
- Check Data Notes (last updated
July 14, 2008)
time critical information about our on-line data.
- Read the Data
Acknowledgement Policy before using any of these data.
- The thesaurus contains definitions
of field names and instruments used in the program.
- You can search for data using a field
name search form. By specifying
the field names of
interest, e.g. find all the data with salinity (sal) and temperature
(temp), you will see a list of
clickable object links, providing access directly to the data.
- You can also search for data using the About
Utility. This utility searches the Inventory files, as well as
other relevant local files.
- Click here for a list of
the corrections that have been made to the Inventory entries.
- Click here for a list of the
corrections that have been made to the Eventlog entries.
Click here for a
data access example and demonstration.
Program cruise reports
and other on-line documentation.
Click here to access the
U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux
Study (JGOFS) home page.
Access to the Research Environmental Data
and Information Management System (REDIMS).
Access to the National
Data Buoy Center. NDBC is the source of buoy-measured environmental data
operated by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Also, the NOAA National Weather Service
site has links to models and data. Direct links to the buoys within the
Georges Bank area are available here.
GLOBEC Northwest Atlantic/Georges Bank
Satellite Data Archive images,
Dr. J. Bisagni, University of
Massachusetts, are available through the data system. Both
AVHRR and daily cloud-free, AVHRR-derived, optimally
interpolated (OI) SST images are available on-line.
AVHRR images of the CMO area can be found at
There are average images as well as separate images from the spacecraft.
Additional projects involving satillite images are available
from the web site at the
APL Ocean Remote Sensing Group.
Dr. David L. Porter
Oceanic, Atmospheric and Remote Sensing Sciences Group, 8-286
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099 USA
Email: David.L.Porter at jhuapl.edu
Phone: (240) 228-4230 or (443) 778-4230
Fax: (240) 228-6908 or (443) 778-6908
The Dartmouth College Circulation Models for the Gulf of
Maine and Georges Bank are accessed using
On-line data files can be copied over the network by clicking
on the data file name of interest. Some files are in compressed
format and documentation about the file contents are available
from this same Web site. Additional information is also available from the
Numerical Methods Lab home page
at Dartmouth College.
Shipboard ADCP Data: Shipboard ADCP data from all the GLOBEC
cruises to Georges Bank, plus a few from allied programs,
are available on-line. Velocity and ancillary data can
be easily extracted from the database using the website for specified
intervals and averaging criteria.
will also be directly available from our data system. But for now, we
provide the link to these data.
World-wide Ocean Optics Database.
Since its inception in 1996, the WOOD has grown to be the most comprehensive publicly-available oceanographic
bio-optical database in the world. It includes nearly 250 major data sources (including NASA’s public portions of SeaBASS
and NODC’s World Ocean Dataset optics and chlorophyll profiles) and provides over 40 derived and measured physical
properties, including Inherent and Apparent Optical Properties (IOPs and AOPs), pigments and nutrients, Secchi depths,
and temperature and salinity. The data have been converted to a common data format, loaded into a relational database,
and made available at http://wood.jhuapl.edu. Users can search by parameter name, location, date, wavelength, and water
depth. A Java-based GUI allows users to make color-coded profile plots, depth “slices,” and corresponding color-coded
maps of data locations. The user also can perform on-the-fly wavelength conversions from measured wavelengths to a
user-selected output wavelength.
The GLOBEC Long-Term Moored program is supplying
Selected data from their two moorings on Georges Bank in
near real-time. More information is available at
The Global Change Distributed
(GCDIS) is a collection of
distributed information systems operated by government agencies
involved in global change research.
Surface Temperature Satellite Image Archive database,
contains more than 20,000 images from 1979-present.
Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) home page is at
Additional information and notices are available at
The real time modeling project,
Real-Time Data Assimilation on Georges Bank,
begun in Phase III, attempts to develop, use, and evaluate a real-time
nowcast/forecast system for the Georges Bank region. Dan Lynch's home page
for this project is at
Jim Manning's web page for this project is at
The 4-5 times daily NOAA AVHRR data covering the entire Gulf of Maine
and southern Scotia Shelf region received by the
University of Maine Satellite Data Lab are available on the WWW site
These are TIFF images of MCSST at 1.1 km with a land mask and conservative
cloud mask applied, processed from their TERASCAN system.
The entire library is on-line.
Specialty products for specific projects are also made available here.
For further information contact Andrew Thomas at (207) 581-4335 or
to Geographic Data for the Gulf of Maine from the
Maine Office of GIS.
NODC World Ocean Atlas 1998 and World
Ocean Database 1998
Gulf of Maine (and Georges Bank) bathymetry database
Observations of Loss and Retention
Processes Over the Southern Flank of
Georges Bank, Craig M. Lee and Kenneth H. Brink
Gulf of Maine Council
on the Marine Environment web site contains links to the Gulfwatch
monitoring data, as well as access to their People Finder, discussion
forum, calendar of events, and other items of interest.
http://science.whoi.edu/users/jquinlan/Zooplankton/oax.html for maps of every
available stage for Calanus, Pseudocalanus, Centropages,
Oithona and Temora. Data are from the Broad-scale Mocness and Pump
sampling. All broadscale Calanus samples (every year) are online at
The OceanPortal provides
almost 3000 links to ocean-related sites on the web. The new OceanPortal
enables you to submit URLs, suggest corrections and make detailed searches
in the portal database.
SeFDee Marine Sciences Portal (http://www.dvz.be/Portal) has links to
- The web sites of over 600 international organisations, management
bodies, research institutes, information centres and data centres,
whose field of operation includes the North Atlantic and/or the
Mediterranean, or parts thereof.
- Major oceanography and marine sciences portals.
- Taxonomical web sites and databases of particular relevance to the
North Atlantic and/or the Mediterranean.
- Key documents on (marine) biota, the (marine) environment, living
marine resources and related issues.
- Online marine scientific journals.
The Stock Recruitment
Database consists of maps, plots, and numerical data relating to
over 600 fish populations (over 100 species) from all over the world.
It was maintained
Myers at Dalhousie University,
and is still available
here as part of his legacy.
Gulf of Maine
Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic
Atlas is now on line and functioning well (as of December
13, 2002). Contact
Kirsten Querbach, Centre for Marine Biodiversity, Bedford
Institute of Oceanography with comments or concerns.
Visit the DFO GeoPortal at
http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/gdp/index.jsp?language=en/. The GeoPortal is part of the
Marine component of the Canadian Geospatial
Data Infrastructure (CGDI) and is based on an open, standards and
Web-based, service architecture. If you have any questions about the
GeoPortal or have any difficulties
operating the application, please contact the GeoPortal Administrator at:
however, GeoPortal is currently only available to employees of the
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Future plans include public access.
[Per e-mail from Ralph
Plugowsky B. Comm., A.I.T., December 16, 2002.]
Gulf of Maine GIS Data:
Data for the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program's
Gulf of Maine Internet Map Server
website have been compiled from various
published sources. The
GIS data publications are currently available
on-line for user access and downloads.
The Dynamic Atlas of the Gulf
of Maine, the data and mapping portal of the Gulf of Maine Biogeographic
Information System (GMBIS), has been released. This is the link:
Last updated: March 8, 2013