Data management for the Nutrient Enhanced Coastal Ocean Productivity
The Nutrient Enhanced Coastal Ocean Productivity (NECOP) Data Management Program (NDMP) is designed to ensure tracking of
samples and archival of all NECOP data on uniform formats, thus allowing ready access to data by NECOP investigators and the
scientific community at large. The NDMP may broadly be described as possessing several functions: oceanographic sample tracking,
data review and formatting. data dissemination, formation and supply of data products, and data transmittal to the National
Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).