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Resources and links

National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC)

  • Argentina: CEADO (Centro Argentino de Datos Oceanográficos) web site 
  • Australia: AODC (Australian Ocean Data Centre) Web site 
  • Belgium: BMDC (Belgian Marine Data Centre) Web site 
  • Canada: ISDM (Integrated Science Data Management) Web site 
  • China: COI (China Oceanic Information Network) Web site 
  • Denmark: Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography, Oceanographic Department Web site 
  • France: SISMER (Système d'Informations Scientifiques pour la MER) Web site 
  • Germany: DOD (German Oceanographic Data Centre) Web site 
  • Greece: HNODC (Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre Website) Web site 
  • Iceland: MRI (Marine Research Institute, Hydrographic Department) Web site 
  • Japan: JODC (Japan Oceanographic Data Center) Web site 
  • Korea: KODC (Korea Oceanographic Data Centre) Web site 
  • The Netherlands: NODC (National Oceanographic Data Committee of the Netherlands) Web site
  • Norway: IMR (Institute of Marine Research) Department: NOD Web site 
  • Portugal: Instituto Hidrografico Web site 
  • South Africa: SADCO (Southern African Data Centre for Oceanography) Web site 
  • Spain: IEODC Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia Web site 
  • Sweden: SODC (Swedish Oceanographic Data Centre) Web site 
  • UK: BODC (British Oceanographic Data Centre) Web site 
  • USA: US NODC (U.S. National Oceanographic Data Centre) Web site 
  • More countries HERE

World Data Centres (WDC)

  • World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (WDC MARE; Germany) Web site 
  • WDC for Oceanography in Silver Spring (USA) Web site
  • World Data Centre Obninsk (Russie) Web site
  • WDC for Oceanography, Tianjin ( People's Republic of China) Web site

Specialized Data Centres

  • BCO-DMO: Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (marine biogeochemical, ecological and oceanographic data and information) Web site
  • CCHDO: CLIVAR aand Carbon Hydrographic Data Office (CTD and Hydrographic data sets) Web site
  • CDIAC: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center Web site
  • COPEPOD: a global plankton database of zooplankton data and phytoplankton data sampled from around the world Web site
  • OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System Web site

Other links

  • World list of oceanographic data bases. Further info
  • GCMD: NASA's Global Change Master Directory. Further info
  • IODE: International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange. Further info
  • POGO: Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans. Further info
  • SeaDataNet: a Pan-European infrastructure for Ocean and Marine Data Management. SeaDataNet (2006-2011) is a standardized distributed system for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by the oceanographic fleets and the new automatic observation systems. Further info

Useful to read

  • Fleischer D. and Jannaschk (2011) A path to filled archives. Nature Geoscience. Further info
  • A series of articles about authorship in science. Document kindly loaned by Dr. Dennis Conlon, Lund University (Sweden). 
    authorship.pdf 1.39 MB
  • Hunt, R. 1991 Trying an authorship index. nature 352:187
  • Galindo-Leal, C. 1996 Explicit authorship Bull. ecol. Soc. America 18:34-35
  • Lawrence, PA. 2002 Rank injustice Nature 415:835
  • Opinion. 2002 Thoughts on (dis) credit nature 415:819
  • Verhagen, JV, KJ Wallace, SC Collins and TR Scott. 2003 QUAD system offers fair shares to all authors Nature 426:602
  • Weltzin, JF, RT Belote, LT Williams, JK Keller and EC Engel. 2006 Authorship in ecology: attribution, accountability, and responsibility. Front. Ecol. Environ 4:435-441