Welcome to the NOAA/OADS Project
Please use one of the below buttons to submit NOAA/Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) funded data sets or discover and download ocean acidification data sets available at NCEI. If you have ocean carbon data that are not funded by NOAA/OAP, please submit them through the OCADS Project (formerly CDIAC-Oceans) instead.
Ocean Acidification Data Stewardship (OADS) is a data management project funded by NOAA/OAR/Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), and operated within NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The primary mission of OADS is to ensure all data collected from OAP investments are properly archived and made accessible towards improved assessments of marine ecosystem vulnerability, and better forecasting capabilities, in accordance with the NOAA Plan for Public Access to Research Results (PARR) and the White House executive order on making data open and machine readable. This includes dedicated support for data acquisition, quality assurance, management of rich metadata, application of controlled vocabularies, long-term archiving, stable data citation, as well as online data discovery and access services. We are located within NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at Silver Spring, Maryland. OADS builds on a collaborative approach with shared responsibilities among scientists, data managers, and data partners. For more information about OADS, please click here.
Funding for the OADS project comes from NOAA/OAR/Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) and NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).