The NES-LTER produces observational data, derived data products, and model data. Observational data are obtained in real-time from moored underwater instruments, underway and from sampling on research cruises, and post-cruise with laboratory analyses. These data and data products are categorized in support of the 5 core research themes. Our physical samples include water samples, filters, plankton net samples, and fish specimens.
What are we measuring right now?
What have we measured?
What we have measured recently
- Underway and CTD data from our day cruises to MVCO with WHOI’s R/V Tioga, as well as ship-provided data from our Transect cruises on R/V Armstrong, are available online at WHOI’s Data Library.
- We provide a web-based REST API for a subset of data from our Transect cruises, including underway and CTD data, nutrients, and chlorophyll.
- Link to our protocols
Curated data products available through DataONE
The NES-LTER provides data through DataONE member nodes, including:
- Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) ship-provided data from University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) cruises
- Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) repository for our curated data products
- Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) links to our curated data products and products from collaborating projects
- We will provide access to genetic sequencing data through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Code repositories available in GitHub
Our software repositories are publicly available on GitHub. Presently we distinguish our nes-lter-ims Python library from notebooks (Jupyter, R) and examples to access and perform analysis of cleaned data.
Suggested order in which to find and access NES-LTER data
1. Check to see if data are curated and published at EDI (or being staged for EDI)
2. Check to see if data are available through our REST API
3. For project participants: access data in our project Google Drive
Use of NES-LTER data in publications or theses should acknowledge the NES-LTER project. If you publish an article that uses NES-LTER data, please send the citation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other data relevant to the NES-LTER
Our affiliated programs, each of which has data available online:
- Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO)
- Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)
- NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) Ecosystem Monitoring (EcoMon) program
- Search for cruise reports
- Search data.gov with vessel name for underway data or with nefsc trawl for trawl survey broadscale cruises
- CTD profile and zooplankton data on NEFSC FTP server
- CTD Rosette Bottle data on NCEI Ocean Carbon and Acidification Data Portal
- NOAA's National Marine Ecosystem Status for the Northeast Region
The Northeastern Regional Association of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (NERACOOS) aggregates data from many providers in the region. NERACOOS is developing a model viewer for the Northeast Coastal Ocean Forecast System (NECOFS).
The Northeast Ocean Data portal offers maps and data for ocean planning.
NOAA also provides physical oceanography products for Woods Hole.