Most of the information in this directory is from the GTS. This is completely public-domain and freely available to all.
For updates about new info, downtime, bugs found, etc, see here.
A rinky clickable-map interface came online in August 1996.
The data here is freely available. We have additional data (more info from S Colwell (email@example.com)) which is available to academic researchers for free (easy requests) or for staff costs (harder requests). Commercial institutions pay.
The latest reports are available in near-real time (about an hour behind receipt). Data for ships and for land stations. Note that this data is not well error-checked.
We have an Explanation of the column headings used in the output and a List of names corresponding to station numbers. An archive of SYNOPS and DRIBUS for previous days reaches back to 1996.
On 18/3/97 I added a picture of our buoy data year by year back to 1993
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