Active Marine Station Metadata

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

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 November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) July 10, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update daily

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Global map of NDBC station coverage.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
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
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00819
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
Harvest Object Id 6a82ae41-3afe-4bd4-a38e-9a7b8a7d7a8a
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Metadata Language eng; USA
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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