Ocean Biology DAAC (OB.DAAC)
Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC)
The Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC) is part of the Global Change Data Center at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. OB.DAAC serves as the DAAC for satellite ocean biology data produced or collected under EOSDIS including those from historical missions and partner space organizations. Ocean color data are important in studying the biology and hydrology of coastal zones, changes in the diversity and geographical distribution of coastal marine habitats, biogeochemical fluxes and their influence in Earth's oceans and climate over time, and finally the impact of climate and environmental variability and change on ocean ecosystems and the biodiversity they support.
For a complete list of supported missions and sensors, visit the OB.DAAC homepage.
Gene Feldman, Ph.D, DAAC Manager
Sean Bailey, DAAC Deputy Manager
Alicia Scott, User Services/Operations Lead
GSFC Code 614.8
Greenbelt, MD 20771
To learn more about other DAACs, click HERE.
Ocean Data Processing System
End-to-End Data Acquisition, Processing, Archive and Distribution
OB.DAAC provides access to data and information through the Ocean Color website. Users can visually search the ocean color data archive and directly download and/or order data from single files to the entire mission using the Level 1 and 2 Browser. Using the Level 3 Browser, users may also browse the entire Level 3 global ocean color data set for many parameters and time periods and download either PNG images or digital data in HDF format. In addition, the OceanColor Project maintains several HTTPS sites for the direct download of data for each supported mission/sensor.
Click here to access the OB.DAAC forums.
Last Updated: May 18, 2017 at 4:00 PM EDT