The University of
Rhode Island - Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) developed this web
portal to facilitate access to satellite-derived ocean surface data.
There are five thematic data
portals, corresponding to those surface parameters routinely
measured from satellite-borne sensors: temperature, winds, topography, color and precipitation.
In the past, these satellite observations have been an under-utilized
resource for the ocean scientist. This was due to a lack of consistency
in how data are inventoried, incomplete metadata, and the limitations
of existing search protocols. This web portal, as well as a number of
associated software products have been designed to mitigate these
problems and better streamline the data discovery process.