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The Data Management System for the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme

C Sun(1), A. Thresher(2), R. Keeley(3), N. Hall(1), M. Hamilton(1), P. Chinn(4), A. Tran(3), G. Goni(5), L. Petit de la Villeon(6), T. Carval(6), L. Cowen(7), G. Manzella(8), V. Gopalakrishna(9), R. Guerrero(10), F. Reseghetti(8), Y. Kanno(11), B. Klein(12), L. Rickards(13), A. Baldoni(14), S. Lin(15), F. Ji(15), Y. Nagaya(16)

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The Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme (GTSPP) is a joint program of the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange committee (IODE) and the Joint Commission on Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Tasks in the GTSPP are shared amongst the participating countries including but not limited to Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, UK, and USA. Scientists and data managers in these countries contribute their time and resources to ensure the continued functioning of the program. The paper describes a framework for developing and implementing operationally a state-of-the-art data and information portal with capabilities of exploring in-situ data from near real-time data streams and integrating the data streams with historical data. The paper also provides recommendations to ensure the interoperability of data and information systems being developed in different countries.

1National Oceanographic Data Center, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910, USA
2Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, GPO Box 1538, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia
3Integrated Science Data Management, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 1202-200 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0E6
4Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 1335 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910
5Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149, USA
6CORIOLIS Data Centre exploitation, IFREMER (French Institute for Exploitation of the Sea/Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer), BP 70, 29280 Plouzané, France
7Bureau of Meteorology, Box 1289, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001, Australia
8National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment of Italy, P.O. Box 224, I-19100, La Spezia, Italy
9National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula - 403 004, Goa, India
10Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Paseo V, Ocampo N°1, (B7602HSA) Mar del Plata, Argentina
11Japan Meteorological Agency, 1-3-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
12BSH (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie/Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency), Bernhard-Nocht Strasse 78, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
13British Oceanographic Data Centre, Joseph Proudman Building, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool L3 5DA, UK
14Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero , Paseo V. Ocampo N°1, (B7602HSA) Mar del Plata, Argentina
15National Marine Data and Information Service, 93 Liuwei Rd. Hedong District, Tianjin, China, 300171,
16Japan Oceanographic Data Center, 5-3-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: Charles.Sun@noaa.gov

This paper shall be cited as:

Sun, C. & Co-Authors (2010). "The Data Management System for the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.86

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