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Data Access

Level 1 and 2 Browser

Visually search the ocean color data archive. Directly download or order data from a single file to an entire mission. Data from the Aquarius mission is also available.

Level 3 Browser

Browse the entire global ocean color, sea surface temperature and sea surface salinity data sets for many parameters and time periods and download PNG images or digital data in HDF format.

Data Archive

Access to the complete data archive. Retrieval of data in bulk is possible.

Ocean Productivity

Ocean Net Primary Productivity data products derived from MODIS and/or SeaWiFS data available from Oregon State University.

Giovanni

An easy-to-use, Web-based interface for the visualization and analysis of Earth Science data provided by the GES DISC DAAC.

MEaSUREs Ocean Color Project

This project creates a variety of established and new ocean color products for evaluation as candidates to become Earth Science Data Records.

Support Services

SeaDAS

A comprehensive image analysis package for the processing, display, analysis, and quality control of ocean color data.


SeaBASS

An archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data for use in algorithm development and satellite data product validation.


Registration for support services:

Near Real-Time (NRT) Services:

  • NRT Data Subscriptions
    Subscriptions allow users to specify regions for NRT data to be continually staged on our FTP server for download.

Information Services:

Other Services:

Ocean Color Feature

Ocean Optics XXII

During the last week of October, 2014, ocean color scientists from around the world gather in Portland, Maine for the twenty-second Ocean Optics conference. The above MODIS image shows the northwest Atlantic Ocean in the Portland vicinity on September 27, 2014 -- a month before the beginning of the conference.


Image Gallery

Ocean Color Distribution Statistics