Introduction to BCO-DMO

The Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) staff members work with investigators to serve data online from research projects funded by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections and the Division of Polar Programs Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystems Program at the U.S. National Science Foundation.

As of November 14, 2013 we have migrated our metadata database from ColdFusion to Drupal, a public domain content management system. Some of the pages will be slightly modified from what you are used to, but for the most part, pages should look familiar. If you have any trouble with the new website, or have any comments or suggestions, please just let us know.

Contributing Data or Other Project Results

If you would like more information about BCO-DMO or information about contributing data to the BCO-DMO collection, please see our Resources page or contact us.

The fine print

The data sets and supporting documentation from oceanographic research projects are freely available from this database as long as one follows the terms of use.The data available here are intended solely for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will properly acknowledge the originating Investigator. Anyone wishing to use portions of this data collection in a presentation, report, thesis or publication should contact the originating investigator (PI). It is expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data use will be strictly honored. Use or reproduction of any material herein for any commercial purpose is prohibited without prior written permission from the BCO-DMO.

Need help?

Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about the BCO-DMO initiative or would like to discuss publication of data or results from your project.