Observing System Data Access
Open and timely access to data is critical to advance CLIVAR’s objectives for climate research, assessments and prediction. To inform the scientific community about the availability of key ocean data sets, and to encourage their utilization for CLIVAR purposes, the CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP) solicited data access statements from several elements of the sustained observing system. These programs have shown leadership in formulating protocols that adhere to the core principles of CLIVAR’s data policy. The statements, which include information on measurement platforms, real-time and delayed mode data streams, quality control procedures, and web site links for acquiring the data, are listed below.