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  • National Oceanographic Data Center
  • SSMC3, 4th Floor
  • 1315 East-West Highway
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282

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Divisions & Organization

The National Oceanographic Data Center is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, just north of Washington, D.C. The NODC is housed in Silver Spring Metro Center 3 (SSMC3), the centerpiece of the NOAA complex of four buildings that face East-West Highway. The Office of the Director and three of the five NODC Divisions are on the 4th floor of SSMC3. The NOAA Central Library (NODC Library and Information Services Division) is located on the 2nd floor, and the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC) is located in Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.

NODC Director's Office: E/OC

  • Krisa Arzayus, Ph.D, Acting Deputy Director
  • Telephone: 301-713-4861
  • Fax: 301-713-3300
  • Email:
    Kenneth Casey, Ph.D. Technical Director
  • Telephone: 301-713-4849
  • Fax: (301) 713-3300
  • Email:

NODC Divisions

NODC Marine Data Stewardship Division/Ocean Climate Laboratory: E/OC51

  • Rost Parsons, Ph.D., Acting Chief
  • Telephone: 301-713-4842
  • Fax: 301-713-3300
  • Email:

NODC Information Systems & Management Division: E/OC3

NOAA Central Library & Information Services Division: E/OC4


Regional Libraries are located in Miami, FL and Seattle, WA; and there are field libraries or information centers at about 30 NOAA sites throughout the United States.

NODC National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC): E/OC6