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Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/data_request.shtml
Surface In-Situ Networks
The National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for providing real-time oceanographic data and other navigation products to promote safe and efficient navigation within U.S. waters. The need for these products is great and rapidly increasing; maritime commerce has tripled in the last 50 years and continues to grow. Ships are getting larger, drawing more water and pushing channel depth limits to derive benefits from every last inch of draft. By volume, more than 95 percent of U.S. international trade moves through the nation's ports and harbors, with about 50 percent of these goods being hazardous materials. A major challenge facing the nation is to improve the economic efficiency and competitiveness of U.S. maritime commerce, while reducing risks to life, property, and the coastal environment. With increased marine commerce comes increased risks to the coastal environment, making marine navigation safety a serious national concern. From 1996 through 2000, for example, commercial vessels in the United States were involved in nearly 12,000 collisions, allisions, and groundings.
CONTACT
Darren Wright
NOAA/National Ocean Service Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
1305 East West Highway Station 6532 Silver Spring, MD. 20910
301-713-4278 x193
darren.wright@noaa.gov
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SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNAT PORTS
CollectiveNDBC, MADIS
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationUSA
Number of Stations~80
Map of Stationshttp://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ports.html
Categorymeteorology, oceanography
Parameters (Most)
Paramters (Limited)
Archive
Period of Record
Temporal Resolution6 minute
Data Season
Data Availability
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/pub.html
UPDATED ON
25 Sep 2009 10:34