NODC Report: United States of America
The U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) holds the world's largest collection of publicly available oceanographic data. The main NODC facility is located at the NOAA building complex in Silver Spring, Maryland. NODC Liaison Offices are collocated with major oceanographic research laboratories in Woods Hole, Massachusetts; Miami, Florida; La Jolla, California; Seattle, Washington; and Honolulu, Hawaii. The NODC also operates World Data Center A, Oceanography. The NODC is one of the national data centers within the: • National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) • U.S. Department of Commerce The NODC also manages the NOAA Library and Information Network (http://www.lib.noaa.gov/docs/windandsea.html, which includes the NOAA Central Library in Silver Spring, Maryland; regional libraries in Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington; and field libraries or information centers at about 30 NOAA sites throughout the United States. The combined libraries contain more than 1 million volumes, including books, journals, data and information CD-ROMs, and audio and video tapes.