Oceancolor Data Access

Many services and data provided by the Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC) via the OceanColor and OceanData websites (the ocean color forum, data ordering and direct data download including access to data from all non-NASA missions that we support (MERIS, GOCI, OLCI, etc), near real-time subscriptions and SeaBASS) require registration..

All data will still be available without restriction, but we are aligning our procedures to not only simplify the registration procedure for the variety of data and services that we provide but also, to conform to the NASA policy that requires registration with the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) for user access to all data products and services that access data.

Eventually, access to ALL data provided by the OB.DAAC will require users to register through Earthdata Login.

Earthdata Account Setup

EOSDIS data and services are publicly available to registered users.

To register:

Please create an account via Earthdata Login.

If you have already created an account:

You will not need to reregister for access to OB.DAAC data and services but you may be prompted to authorize a particular application/function/service on our website if you have not used it before. When that occurs, you will be redirected to the Earthdata Login page and asked to authorize that service and then once you agree, you will be automatically redirected back to our website to resume your session.

Data Distribution

There are currently four data collections archived at the Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center that require registration with the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) in order to download:

  • ENVISAT/MERIS Level-1
  • Sentinel3/OLCI Level-1
  • HICO
  • GOCI