Data Access#

IOOS data comes from a variety of technologies or data collection systems. While types of data available through any one of our 11 regional associations may vary depending on the local area, the national IOOS data products include data collected from buoys, high frequency radar systems and gliders. Modeling teams across regional associations also create data products including physical and environmental models of coastal systems.

IOOS data can be accessed through a variety of access services and tools through IOOS interactive maps, Data Assembly Centers (DACs), and individual Regional Association portals. This chapter provides examples of the various data access services (SOS, THREDDS, ERDDAP, etc) and tools for scientists and managers looking to access data using various programing languages (Python, Matlab, R, etc).

For more information on accessing IOOS data, see

Chapter table of contents#