National Coastal Data Development Center, National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Center Description
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) is dedicated to supporting ecosystem management by providing access to the Nation's coastal and ocean data resources.
NCDDC fulfills this mission by bringing together diverse coastal data from a variety of sources and creating ways for users to access data via the Internet. In order to make coastal data more accessible, NCDDC maintains a searchable metadata catalog of coastal data, develops gateways to data repositories, and uses technology that allows users to receive data in specific formats for their needs.
To enhance our mission, NCDDC forms partnerships across NOAA and with agencies in federal, state and local government, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations that collect or provide coastal data and information. By maintaining these partnerships, NCDDC is able to know what partner data collections are available and produce dynamic end-to-end data and information products.