NOAA STAR Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division Releases OceanView 1.0

20 May 2021 Published by

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From Prasanjit Dash, CIRA Research Scientist III, NOAA STAR SOCD.

OceanView 1.0 (OV) is a web-based visualization application delivering integrated display of remote sensing, in situ, and model output data over oceans, coastal waterways, and inland bodies of water. Today’s release is the culmination of nearly two years of work, starting from vision to design, development, and implementation. OceanView’s release follows a rigorous development and beta testing period beginning this past winter. 

OV’s objective is to assist the satellite remote sensing community, oceanographers, researchers, ocean enthusiasts, students, and the general public in understanding these diverse water bodies in space and over time, both from a synoptic and an event-scale perspective. The OV incorporates data and products from NOAA and non-NOAA sources, spanning satellites, airborne and field platforms, and environmental modeling output.

OceanView will contribute to international earth observing activities, including the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Coastal Observations, Applications, Services and Tools (COAST) Ad Hoc Team, as well as the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet and AquaWatch initiatives. These efforts are directed to the U.N. Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. A special thanks to all who provided us with their valuable time and feedback.

Announcement: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/news2021_202105OceanView.php

OceanView Application: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/socd/ov/