CCHDO

CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation

Initiative Location: United States of America

Time Frame: Ongoing

Description:

The CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office (CCHDO) primary mission is to deliver the highest possible quality global CTD and hydrographic data to users. These data are a product of decades of observations related to the physical characteristics of ocean waters carried out during GO-SHIP, WOCE, CLIVAR and numerous other oceanographic research programs. Whenever possible we provide these data in three easy-to-use formats: WHP-Exchange (which we recommend for data submissions to the CCHDO), WOCE, and netCDF. The CCHDO also manages public and non-public CTD data to be used for the global Argo and OceanSITES programs. CCHDO supports oceanographic research by providing access to high quality global CTD and hydrographic data from GO-SHIP, WOCE, CLIVAR and other repeat hydrography programs. These data openly accessible and served in standardized community formats (WHP-Exchange, WOCE, and netCDF). CCHDO also manages public and non-public CTD data for use by the global Argo and OceanSITES programs.

Contact: Karen Stocks, CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office, kstocks@ucsd.edu

Initiative Website: https://cchdo.ucsd.edu/