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World Data Service for Geophysics

NOAA's former three data centers have merged into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The demand for high-value environmental data and information has dramatically increased in recent years. To improve our ability to meet that demand, NOAA’s former three data centers—the National Climatic Data Center, the National Geophysical Data Center, and the National Oceanographic Data Center, which includes the National Coastal Data Development Center—have merged into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). NCEI is responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old sediment records to near real-time satellite images, NCEI is the Nation’s leading authority for environmental information. NCEI continues the tradition of excellence, unmatched expertise, and trusted, authoritative data that the previous three Data Centers established. The top priority during the near future is to build on the full spectrum of atmospheric, oceanographic, coastal, and geophysical products and services that the Data Centers delivered. While NCEI's product portfolio will evolve as current products and services are assessed, no products or services are currently slated to be cut or reduced. By using consistent data stewardship tools and practices across all of our science disciplines and by forging an improved data management paradigm, we expect to provide users with improved access to environmental data and information archive products. For more information, please visit

Member Profile

Organization Name World Data Service for Geophysics
Membership Type Regular Member
Member Since 13 Dec 2011
Organization Website
Host Organization Name NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Representative Name Eric Kihn
Address National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, 325 Broadway, E/GC, Boulder, CO 80305-3328
Network Affiliation Group on Earth Observations, General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans.

Updated:09 Jun 2017