It is the OCS project policy that timely, free, and unrestricted access shall be provided to all data and associated metadata generated under the auspices of the NOAA Climate Observation Program.
The OCS project encourages broad use of the data and welcomes collaboration. If these data are used in publications or presentations, please acknowledge The OCS Project Office of NOAA/PMEL. Receipt of preprints and/or reprints of publications utilizing the data are appreciated. Relevant publications should be sent to email@example.com.
OCS Data on the Global Telecommunications System (GTS)
As of August 2014, real-time, hourly averaged data are sent to the GTS system from the Flex data loggers on the OCS moorings. Before this date, data collected by the older ATLAS data logger was transmitted, but due to technology limitations, only 16 hourly measurements were sent per day.
Operational forecast centers incorporate data from the GTS into their forecast models. Centers are urged to be cautious when using OCS data, since these are reference stations, intended to be used to confirm models and forecasts. Reanalyses projects are strongly urged to withhold these data from assimilation.
OCS Mooring WMO Numbers
KEO: 2800401 (formerly 28401)
Papa: 4800400 (formerly 48400)