Welcome to OCADS
The Ocean Carbon and Acidification Data System (OCADS) is a data management project within NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States. OCADS specializes in the management of ocean carbon and ocean acidification (OA) data and is committed to providing the best data management services to support regional to global ocean carbon cycling and OA research. We value the importance of making all OA data available through one place and welcome data submissions from around the world.
OCADS is a merger of two former OA data management projects at NCEI, the Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS, founded in 2012) project and the Ocean Carbon Data System (OCADS, founded in 2017) project. The primary mission of the new OCADS project is to serve the OA research community and work closely with our data partners to:
- safeguard their data in a well-supported federal archive to ensure long-term access (>75 years),
- serve as the world's leading provider of ocean carbon and ocean acidification data, information, and products
- provide data management support for research towards regional and global ocean carbon cycling and ocean acidification