ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)

Mooring (meteorological and ocean time series data)

The Indian Ocean is known as a data sparse region among the tropical oceans. At the same time, the Indian Ocean is believed to play a significant role in climate variability in the Asian-Australian Monsoon region. In order to better understand the role of the Indian Ocean, more in situ measurements for analyses of the ocean conditions and for validation of the satellite data are required. A mooring program for the Indian Ocean has been initiated and is now providing real-time and delayed-mode data for atmospheric and upper ocean parameters. Real-time and delayed-mode quality control are conducted by the PIs at their DACs.

NOAA/PMEL data are available at the TAO/TRITON web site:

JAMSTEC data are available at their website:

NIOT/ NDBP data are available at INCOIS website:

The NIO equatorial mooring data are available at:

The APDRC serves WOCE mooring data via an EPIC server at:

The primary site for NOAA data is currently in transition.
The OceanSites project is developing a virtual data network for distribution of their data.