DBCP GDAC for drifting buoys

Date 2021-07
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
10 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-01 59401
74 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-01 64040
101 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-01 65560
155 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-01 67187
206 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-01-01 69456
256 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-30 72293
285 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-31 75030
560 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-12-31 77579
493 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand until 2021-01-01 79761
522 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand 82893
551 MB NC, NetCDF Quality controlled data Access on demand 85930
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