Data Assembly Center Architecture
The following diagram illustrates the architecture of the U.S. IOOS National Glider Data Assembly Center and end-to-end data flow pathway.
Data Provider Responsibilities
The primary role of the individual glider operators is to write and submit compliant NetCDF data files to the U.S. IOOS National Glider Data Assembly Center’s ftp site. All subsequent archiving and data product generation is done by the NGDAC. Specifically, individual glider operators/data providers are responsible for the following:
- Register as a data provider by providing a point of contact for the institution submitting data files.
- Request a WMO ID from the NGDAC.
- Initialize a new deployment at the NGDAC website by completing a simple form describing the deployment.
- Ftp new NetCDF files to the NGDAC as they become available.