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National Archives and Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. We ensure continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. We support democracy, promote civic education, and facilitate historical understanding of our national experience.

For this project NARA archivists and preservationists are providing expert guidance on the logbook holdings of the Archives, training student interns in document preservation and digital imaging, and leading the online publication of selected vessel logbooks – an important resource for understanding the history of Alaska and the Arctic that will be accessible to all.

Old Weather - Citizen Science Alliance

The Citizen Science Alliance is a transatlantic collaboration of universities and museums who are dedicated to involving everyone in the process of science. Growing out of the wildly successful Galaxy Zoo project, it builds and maintains the Zooniverse network of projects, of which Old Weather is part.

Old Weather partners and collaborators include ACRE, UK Met Office, and The detailed ship histories found on Old Weather and on this website, as well as other historical expertise, is provided by volunteer-run More information can be found at

New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum seeks to advance understanding related to the influence of the whaling industry and the port of New Bedford on the history, economy, ecology, arts, and cultures of the region, the nation and the world. The Museum can claim many superlatives amongst its holdings including the world’s largest: library of whaling logbooks, prints, journals; collection of scrimshaw; Japanese whaling art and literature outside of Japan; Dutch Old Master marine paintings in the New World.

Providence Public Library

The Nicholson Whaling Collection at Providence Public Library is now the second largest whaling logbook collection in America. Mr. Paul C. Nicholson, the son of the founder of the world-renowned Nicholson File Company, formed an outstanding collection of over 750 manuscript logbooks describing more than 1,000 whaling voyages, as well as several thousand printed books on whaling.


Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)

PMEL carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations in oceanography and atmospheric science. Current research programs focus on open ocean observations in support of long-term monitoring and prediction of the ocean environment on time scales from hours to decades.

With support from the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) and the NOAA Arctic Research Program, PMEL and CICOES scientists are coordinating project activities with partners and collaborators, and providing expertise in historical climatology, climate dynamics and information systems.

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information are responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old tree rings to near real-time satellite images, NCEI is the Nation’s leading authority for environmental information.

Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)

ESRL scientists study atmospheric and other processes that affect air quality, weather, and climate. By better understanding the dynamic Earth system, we can better understand what drives this afternoon's haze, next month's hurricanes, and next century's climate. ESRL researchers monitor the atmosphere, study the physical and chemical processes that comprise the Earth system, and integrate those findings into environmental information products. Our work improves critical weather and climate tools for the public and private sectors, from hourly forecasts to international science assessments with policy-relevant findings.

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