You can search OcenDataPortal in different ways:
- Simple Search : here you can simply enter some keywords (eg salinity, temperature). ODP will then provide you with a list of data collections (resources) where the term, eg salinity, appeared in the title of description field. If you click on a result then you will see the full description. You can also access the data by thicking the box in front of the data collection (resource) of your choice, followed by clicking the button "data access". On the right side of the resource title you can then click on the item to view a graph of the data set, or you can click on to download a zip file containing the data set.
watch a brief video of a simple search in OceanDataPortal
- Advanced Search: here you can execute complex searches using a geospatial interface. This will result in the same type of list of data resources from which you can then either view or download the data.
The direct URL for the data service is http://odp.oceandataportal.net/odp
Below you can see some examples of the screens you will see.
If you are a data centre manager or a scientist then you most probably have vast amounts of data that you yourself collected or that you are managing. So why not share these data with the global ocean research community?
Find out more how to make your data available to OceanDataPortal