ODF runs a website on the ship's intranet that streamlines data distribution, data submission, and communication among the science party using the following features: 

  • The front page contains a dashboard with estimated time of arrival while in-transit to the next station and a real-time track map. 
  • While on-station, this widget displays and periodically refreshes the current wire-out, allowing scientists to see the current status of the cast from their workstations or bunks.
  • Preliminary processed sensor data, such as CTD salinity, is available immediately after the cast has completed. 
  • Analysts can submit data through the website after discrete water samples have been processed, which automatically validates and merges data into a relational database.