Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: Ongoing


The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) is a publicly accessible earth science data repository created to curate, publicly serve (publish), and archive digital data and information from biological, chemical and biogeochemical research conducted in coastal, marine, great lakes and laboratory environments. The BCO-DMO repository works closely with investigators funded through the NSF OCE Division’s Biological and Chemical Sections and the Division of Polar Programs Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystems. The office provides services that span the full data life cycle, from data management planning support and DOI creation, to archive with appropriate national facilities. BCO-DMO, a repository funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), supports the oceanographic research community’s data needs throughout the entire data life cycle. This guide describes the services available from BCO-DMO from proposal to preservation and highlights phases where researchers engage significantly with the office. Data management services are provided free of charge for projects funded via: (A) NSF-OCE Biological Oceanography Section; (B) NSF-OCE Chemical Oceanography Section; (C) Division of Polar Programs’ Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystems Program.

Contact: Peter Wiebe, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, info@bco-dmo.org

Initiative Website: https://www.bco-dmo.org/