AOML
NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

New OceanWatch node at NOAA/AOML

AOML will host one of the two nodes of the NESDIS OceanWatch Program. The overall goal of OceanWatch is to provide integrated data and tools to scientists to better understand the physical, biological, and chemical processes in the oceans.

Since 1999 AOML, in partnership with NOAA/NESDIS, hosts the CoastWatch Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico regional node. Its main purpose is to serve near-real-time satellite-derived products for the eastern US coastal region and Gulf of Mexico. In a step forward in this partnership, AOML will soon become home to one of the two nodes of the NESDIS OceanWatch Program, along with NMFS/PISFC. The overall goal of OceanWatch is to provide integrated data and tools to scientists to better understand the physical, biological, and chemical processes in the oceans. Both CoastWatch and OceanWatch efforts will run in parallel, with the latter focusing on a larger region of interest, primarily the Atlantic basin and global oceans. Scientific quality products and near-real time datasets will be provided and geared towards supporting climate, ocean, ecosystems, and weather studies. Tools will be developed and implemented to deliver interoperable products through a service-oriented architecture, using international recognized standards for data and metadata.


AOML's CoastWatch system can be found at the link