The BCO-DMO was initially
created in late 2006 to serve PIs funded by the NSF Biological and Chemical
Oceanography Sections.It has since
been expanded to serve the data management needs of the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry
group of researchers.It is a location
from which marine biogeochemical and ecological data and information developed
in the course of scientific research can easily be disseminated, protected,
and stored on short and intermediate time-frames.