The GTSPP consists of three major components:
System (GTS): Carries real-time data from ships and buoys in support
of the IOC/WMO Integered Global Ocean Services System (IGOSS).
IODE Data Centers: Contribute
data, monitor the project, and distribute products. These are national
oceanographic data centers which participate in the International Oceanographic
Data & Information Exchange (IODE) System of the International Oceanographic
Continuously Managed Database
(CMD): Maintains the up-to-date global temperature-salinity data, replaces
near real-time records with higher quality delayed-mode records as they
are received, and creates and distrubutes copies of the data on CD-ROM
and other media.
The following figure illustrates
the data flow of the GTSPP: