National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) (NDBC)

Updated 2012-07-25

To provide real-time marine meteorological, oceanographic and geophysical observations in real-time to the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Telecommunications Service (GTS).

Time frame

Project time span
1975 -
Data collection
1975 -
Data processing
1975 -
Data reporting
1975 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Bill Burnett

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
North Pacific
North Pacific

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Barometric pressure, wind speed, direction and gust, air temperature, ocean temperature, ocean current, wave height, period and direction, bottom pressure observations

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) (IOOS), Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) (GOOS), Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

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