OGS hosts the National Oceanographic Data Centre for Italy in the system IODE of UNESCO IOC, active for the storage, quality control and dissemination of marine data. The NODC maintains a database with more than 364,000 vertical profiles of physical and biochemical variables collected in the Mediterranean over the last 100 years (1889 to 2012) and more than 2,600 time-series of physical and meteorological parameters (sea currents, sea level, waves) collected from 1951 to 2012. All data are made available through a simple web interface.
The NODC operates as a national reference for the management of marine data historians (physics / chemistry), promoting the exchange of information with the development of a national information system based on protocols and technologies already adopted at European level, and acting in line with the European Union guidelines.
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Contact person: dr. Alessandra Giorgetti