About the Oceanographic Data Facility

The Oceanographic Data Facility (ODF) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography provides high-quality, competitively-priced technical services and equipment to government agencies, educational institutions, and private organizations throughout the world.

ODF personnel have participated in numerous large-scale, worldwide oceanographic expeditions since 1972, including Geochemical Ocean Sections Study (GEOSECS), Transient Tracers in the Ocean (TTO), World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS), and Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) providing reference quality data to researchers in the U.S. and abroad. These expeditions require a high level of technical expertise, extensive planning and ofter, complicated logistical support. ODF also provides support for small-scale projects as well as technical consultations and equipment training.

Technicians, data acquisition systems, and analytical instrumentation are available for shore-base projects, sample acquisition and data processing, as well as for remote-location fieldwork.

ODF has made substantial contributions to the oceanographic community. The highly experienced personnel and diversity of services available through the organization and its laboratories provide state-of-the-art comprehensive analytical services. With more than four decades of experience in assisting the community with its oceanographic and coastal analytical needs, the Oceanographic Data Facility continues to provide expert technical support to enhance both large and small-scale investigations.