DOC/NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center

Street Address:
1315 East West Highway
City:
Silver Spring
State:
MD
Country:
USA
Postal Code:
20910
Telephone:
301-713-3277
Facsimile:
301-713-3302

The National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) manages the acquisition, ingest processing, quality control and long-term preservation of oceanographic data. The data are scanned for viruses, and cryptographic checksums are generated and stored with the original data files so data integrity can be monitored and verified over extended time periods and across generations of storage technologies. A copy of the data is written to near-line mass storage and a copy is written to removable media for off-site storage.The NODC archive holdings include all the data acquired in its original form, as well as project and product files of data extractions. http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-About/index.html