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Core Activities

NOAA SCS Presentation
MDC staff member giving presentation at NOAA's SCS Training
  • Collecting, quality evaluating, and distributing data from select oceanographic research vessels, Earth-orbiting satellites, and other marine observing systems.
  • Developing and distributing products to support air-sea exchange studies, satellite algorithm development, climate research, and numerical modeling.
  • Mentoring students in data stewardship, marine meteorology, air-sea interactions, and informatics. The Marine Data Center (MDC) is the primary employer of undergraduate students at COAPS.
  • Collaborating with national and international scientists, panels, and working groups supporting satellite observations, marine meteorology/climatology, and informatics in the geosciences.
  • Developing training materials and conducting professional development workshops focused on best practices for collecting, documenting, and stewarding marine observations.