Active Marine Station Metadata

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Active Marine Station Metadata is a daily metadata report for active marine bouy and C-MAN (Coastal Marine Automated Network) platforms from the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). Metadata includes the station id, latitude/longitude (resolution to thousandths of a degree), the station name, the station owner, the program the station is associated with (e.g., TAO, NDBC, tsunami, NOS, etc.), station type (e.g., buoy, fixed, oil rig, etc.), notification if the station observes meteorology, currents, and water quality (signified by 'y' for yes and 'n' for no). If there is a 'y' associated with one of these tags, then the station has reported data in that category within the last 8 hours (or 24 hours for DART stations--Deep-Ocean Assessment Reporting of Tsunamis). If there is an 'n', data has not been received within those times. Stations are removed from the list when they are dismantled. The metadata information is written to a daily XML-formatted file.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 10, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Global map of NDBC station coverage.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 10, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update daily
Graphic Preview Description Global map of NDBC station coverage.
Graphic Preview File
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00819
Harvest Object Id c868b8c3-298c-4c5b-a131-0b0da9db5ba1
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-05-18

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