To research existing and emerging hardware & software technologies. To develop
open and extensible solutions to real-world data modeling, computation,
visualization, collaboration, storage and information mining opportunities
for the scientific research community.
Current projects of the Ocean Information Center are:
The Ocean Information Center (OCEANIC) at the University of
Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment serves as a
centralized location for the UNOLS information technology infrastructure,
web server, mail servers, file repository and backend relational
databases. We support UNOLS office activities to modernize their
IT infrastructure and secure their data. We also continuously operate
both public and secure web pages and applications in support of
UNOLS activities. The location of these services at UD allows the
UNOLS office to rotate to various institutions without the logistical
and technological hurdles involved in moving the IT services and
Some 800+ research ships from 56+ nations work individually
and co-operatively for much of each year. This database describes
these ships, their past, present and future sea-going programs together
with relevant supporting information, Currently the most comprehensive
information is available for the US research fleet but international
input is actively sought.
The Ocean Bytes blog was created to allow those students, faculty and staff at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environement
as well as the School of Marine Science and Policy to post blogs about their research projects. It is intended as an outreach mechanism so
that we can share our technologies and the lessons we've learned with others. We hope you enjoy it.
The OCEANIC Interns blog is one that we set up to allow our interns to blog about the projects that they've worked on. It serves
as a public log of the work they've accomplished and the lessons they've learned.
The Global Observing Systems Program is the focus for continuing
international work to understand the terrestrial, oceanic and atmospheric
components of global change. It provides global and regional data
sets and analyses for research, for operational oceanographic and
meteorological services; and for monitoring, detection of change,
and prediction of future conditions.
GOSIC provides a direct
route to the GCOS (Global Climate Observing System), GOOS (Global
Ocean Observing System) and GTOS (Global Terrestrial Observing System)
programs and their data. It describes the components in some detail
and provides links to specific projects and their data. The completed
prototype for this project has been transitioned to NOAA's NCDC
and made operational.
The documentation of the planning and execution together with
the data acquired during WOCE-(an experiment describing the dynamics
and physical and chemical state of the global oceans in the 1990's)-has
moved to its permanent archive at: