Description: OceanWatch extends NOAA CoastWatch to a broader context, including international participation. OceanWatch comprises a system of systems for sustained, operational satellite ocean remote sensing data, products, and services. Efforts focus on the development of utilities, tools, and techniques for working with, using, and applying satellite ocean data.
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- NOAA CoastWatch
Description: The CoastWatch mission is to provide and ensure timely access to near real-time satellite data to protect, restore, and manage U.S. coastal ocean resources, and understand climate variability and change to further enhance society's quality of life. Our primary users include Federal, State, and local marine scientists, coastal resource managers, and the general public.
There are two components to CoastWatch: Central Operations and Regional Nodes. Central Operations, managed by NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), coordinates the processing, delivery, quality control and storage of data products. The six regional nodes are made up of other NOAA line offices that participate in the CoastWatch Program. They are located around the country, hosting equipment and personnel to provide near real-time data distribution and regional scientific expertise to the local user community. Together, central operations and the regional nodes provide for the distribution pathway for CoastWatch data products
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- Alaska Node (NWS)
- East Coast Node
- Great Lakes Node (OAR)
- West Coast Node
- Caribbean/Gulf of Mexico Coast Node
- Central Pacific Node