Data access and demonstration

U.S. GLOBEC Georges Bank on-line digital data.

  2. Click here for a data access example and demonstration.
  3. Program cruise reports and other on-line documentation.
  4. Other data:

  5. Click here to access the U.S. Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS) home page.
  6. Access to the Research Environmental Data and Information Management System (REDIMS).
  7. 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.
  8. The U.S. 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.
  9. 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. Contact:
    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
    Phone: (240) 228-4230 or (443) 778-4230
    Fax: (240) 228-6908 or (443) 778-6908
  10. 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.
  11. 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. These data will also be directly available from our data system. But for now, we provide the link to these data.

  12. 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 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.
  13. 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
  14. The Global Change Distributed Information System (GCDIS) is a collection of distributed information systems operated by government agencies involved in global change research.
  15. URI's Sea Surface Temperature Satellite Image Archive database, contains more than 20,000 images from 1979-present.
  16. The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) home page is at Additional information and notices are available at
  17. 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 and Jim Manning's web page for this project is at
  18. 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
  19. Links to Geographic Data for the Gulf of Maine from the Maine Office of GIS.
  20. NODC World Ocean Atlas 1998 and World Ocean Database 1998
  21. Gulf of Maine (and Georges Bank) bathymetry database
  22. SeaSoar Observations of Loss and Retention Processes Over the Southern Flank of Georges Bank, Craig M. Lee and Kenneth H. Brink
  23. 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.
  24. See 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
  25. 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.
  26. The SeFDee Marine Sciences Portal ( has links to

  27. 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 by Ransom Myers at Dalhousie University, and is still available here as part of his legacy.
  28. The 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.
  29. Visit the DFO GeoPortal at 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: Note, 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.]
  30. 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.
  31. 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