Reports on activities: World Data Center-B for Oceanography
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The World Data Centre – B for Oceanography (WDC-B) of Russian Federation has been operated by All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC) since 1984. The operation of WDC-B is a part of the RIHMI-WDC activity, in which 3 divisions of the Institute are involved. Basic data management facilities of WDC-B: (i) PCs, the corporate and local network; (ii) the marine information- reference subsystem under Oracle DBMS to manage information on WDC data as a fragment of the Russian NODC metadata base; (iii) the specialized software for key-entry, primary processing, QC, reformatting and preparing the oceanographic data sets; (iv) the Web-oriented applications to provide a remote access to the catalogue of RV cruises and the IODE data. When it is necessary for preparation of information products WDC-B uses marine data management system of Russian NODC for sampling, calculations, graphical and textual data and information viewing under.....