NOAA’s CO-OPS in conjunction with the U.S. IOOS Office offer new data “Collections” service for greater interoperability, accessibility and efficiency.
The IOOC would like to highlight that the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) now offers retrieval of its latest observations and time series data as a Collection from multiple stations versus a single station as a new tool in the US IOOS Data Management and Communications (DMAC) toolbox. Users can now request data from multiple stations using a bounding box defined by latitude and longitude with the bounding box covering the entire network of stations or a subset of them i.e. East Coast stations only. This new data service can retrieve data twice as fast and process that data 70% faster than processing one data-file per station at a time.
The following data measurements are available as a Collection of stations:
- Currents Data
- Water Level Data
- Water Level Predictions Data
- Meteorological & Ancillary Data (Air Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Conductivity, Salinity, Water Temperature and Wind)
The Collections service significantly enhances and broadens the way CO-OPS’ data is disseminated and enhances US IOOS data compatibility and accessibility. This service provides output in Comma Separated Values (CSV) and Tab Separated Value (TSV) formats and can be accessed at: http://opendap.co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/ioos-dif-sos/ CO-OPS is seeking feedback on its web services and users are encouraged to submit their comments to COOPS.IOOS@noaa.gov For more information please contact Mohamed.Chaouchi@noaa.gov