IOOSŪ Data Assembly Center
NDBC's IOOS® Role
The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) is a system of systems that routinely and continuously provides quality controlled ocean data and information. More information about the U.S. IOOS® can be found at the IOOS® web site. NDBC functions as the U.S. IOOS® Data Assembly Center (DAC).
As the IOOS® DAC, NDBC collects data from regional ocean observing systems, quality controls the data, and distributes it via the Global Telecommunications System in realtime. NDBC also makes the quality controlled data available on their web site and via netCDF files on its DODS server.
NDBC applies automated quality control algorithms before releasing the data in realtime and also performs additional quality assessments on daily and monthly views of the data. More information about NDBC quality control is available at QUALITY.