DBCP GDAC for drifting buoys

Date 2022-10
Author(s) DBCP data management
DOI 10.17882/57247
Publisher SEANOE
Abstract

The DBCP – Data Buoy Cooperation Panel - is an international program coordinating the use of autonomous data buoys to observe atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, over ocean areas where few other measurements are taken.

DBCP coordinates the global array of 1 600 active drifting buoys (August 2020) and historical observation from 14 000 drifting buoys.

Data and metadata collected by drifting buoys are publically available in near real-time via the Global Data Assembly Centers (GDACs) in Coriolis-Ifremer (France) and MEDS (Canada) after an automated quality control (QC). In long term, scientifically quality controlled delayed mode data will be distributed on the GDACs.

Disclaimer: the DB-GDAC is under construction. It is currently (January 2020) aggregating data from the Coriolis DAC (E-Surfmar, Canada). Additional DACs are considered. An interim provision from GTS real-time data to GDAC may be provided from Coriolis DAC.

 

Licence CC-BY
User's manual

Drifting buoys GDAC NetCDF data and metadata format version 1.0

Drifting buoys DAC data quality control manual version 1.0

Proposal for drifting buoy metadata in the WIGOS Metadata Standard by EUMETNET (2017)

Data

GDAC (Open Access data)

Data
File Size Format Processing Access Key
2018-10-18 10 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 59401
2019-05-09 74 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 64040
2019-07-04 101 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 65560
2019-10-04 155 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 67187
2020-01-04 206 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 69456
2020-04-04 256 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 72293
2020-07-04 285 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 75030
2020-10-04 560 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 77579
2021-01-04 493 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 79761
2021-01-04 522 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 82893
2021-01-07 551 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 85930
2021-10-04 586 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 88748
2022-01-04 611 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 90536
2022-04-04 642 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 92907
2022-07-04 663 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 94809
2022-10-04 686 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Open access 96393
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