International biogeochemical time-series network (OCB, IOCCP, IOC-UNESCO)

Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)


International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP)

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)

Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

Microbiological Targets for Ocean Observing Laboratories (MicroTOOLs)

OceanObs'09 community white papers

IOCCP Ocean Carbon Instrument and Sensor Directory

Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) - sensor evaluations, including pCO2 analyzers



GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product, IDP2014

An Internally Consistent Dataset of δ13C-DIC Data in the North Atlantic Ocean (Becker et al., 2016, CDIAC, doi: 10.3334/CDIAC/OTG.NAC13v1)

Global synthesis of surficial seabed carbonate (C. Jenkins, U. Colorado, Boulder)

GLODAP v.2 (2016)

PACIFICA Database NDP-092

Giovanni: A Web-based Tool for Exploring Earth Science Remote Sensing Data

U.S. JGOFS data

U.S. GLOBEC data


Carbon Data Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)

Southern Ocean Seasonal Carbon Climatology (B. McNeil)

U.S. CO2/Repeat Hydrography Program

CO2 Moorings and Time-series

Global Surface pCO2 (LDEO) Database

Climatological Distributions of pH, pCO2, Total CO2, Alkalinity, and CaCO3 Saturation in the Global Surface Ocean

Surface Alkalinity Climatology (CDIAC)

CARbon IN the Atlantic Ocean (CARINA)

GLObal Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP)

Global Coastal Program

World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

Global Volunteer Observing Ship (VOS) Program

World list of oceanographic data bases

IGBP Climate-Change Index

Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT)

NOAA Carbon Tracker

Soil organic carbon pools in the northern circumpolar permafrost region

GCP REgional Carbon Cycle Assessment and Processes (RECCAP) Database

GCP Carbon Trends

CLIVAR Ocean Synthesis Directory

Global ocean pCO2 and air–sea CO2 fluxes (1996-2004) (CDIAC) (Valsala and Maksyutov, 2011)

Archived ocean surface water radiocarbon data from surface dwelling, reef-building hermatypic corals (CDIAC)

DMS fluxes and exchange velocities (Univ. of Hawaii)

Updated DMS database (Kettle et al., 1999)

Global monthly DMS climatology (Lana et al., 2011)


Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series (BATS) data

Hawaii Ocean Time-Series (HOT) data

Carbon Retention In A Colored Ocean Project (CARIACO) time-series data

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Sites

Global atlas of marine plankton (MARine Ecosystem biomass DATa (MAREDAT) initiative)

Global Carbon Atlas



Ocean Carbon-Cycle Model Intercomparison Project (OCMIP)

CO2SYS: Program developed for CO2 system calculations

seacarb: Seawater carbonate chemistry calculations with R

CO2calc: A User-Friendly Seawater Carbon Calculator for Windows, Mac OS X, and iOS (iPhone)

Matlab Toolbox to Perform Secondary Quality Control (2nd QC) on Hydrographic Data

MARine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project (MAREMIP)

Marine Ecosystem Model Inter-Comparison Project (MEMIP)

Eastern U.S. Continental Shelf Carbon Budget (US-ECoS)

Ecopath with Ecosim (ecosystem modeling software)

Glover, D.M., W.J. Jenkins, and S.C. Doney (2011). Modeling Methods for Marine Science, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 592 pp.

Getting started with TEOS-10 and the Gibbs Seawater (GSW) Oceanographic Toolbox

Open-source Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry programme-ERSEM model


BCO-DMO Data Access Tutorial (presented at 2013 OCB summer workshop)

Conservation International's Science to Action Guidebook (2011)

Handbook of methods for the analysis of oceanographic parameters at the CARIACO Time-Series Station (2011 - English/Spanish)

The IMBER Data Management Cookbook (2011)

Handbook of Satellite Remote Sensing Image Interpretation (EU PRESPO and IOCCG) (2011)

Guide to best practices for ocean acidification research and data reporting (2010)

GO-SHIP Repeat Hydrography Manual (2010)

BCO-DMO Guide on Preparing the 2-page NSF Data Management Plan (2010)

BCO-DMO Data Management Best Practices Guide (2008)

Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements (2007)

Coastal Blue Carbon: Methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows (2014)



Ocean Data View (ODV)

World Register of Marine Species