The BCO-DMO, located at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is a combination of the formerly independent Data Management Offices formed in support of the US JGOFS and US GLOBEC programs. The BCO-DMO staff members are the curators of the data collections created by those respective programs, as well as more recent research awards to investigators funded by the NSF Geosciences Directorate (GEO) Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Biological and Chemical Oceanography Programs and Division of Polar Programs (PLR) Antarctic Sciences (ANT) Organisms & Ecosystems Program. The BCO-DMO project is funded by NSF OCE and ANT programs, NSF OCE award number 1031253.
A more complete description of BCO-DMO is available as a downloadable PDF file (1.2 MB) (download PDF) as well as online documentation describing the BCO-DMO data management model.
Introduction to BCO-DMO (yes, a MOVIE!)