About usage of the data

NEAR-GOOS RRTDB provides free and unrestricted access to all the available data based on the IOC oceanographic data exchange policy.

Most of the GPVs provided here are preliminary estimations. Please check the updated data available later.

While RRTDB provides near-real-time and operational data update, it has no responsibility for delay or corruption of data.

If you intend to have automated access to the database, please register (see below).

If you use the data in your paper or website, please acknowledge data sources as "NEAR-GOOS RRTDB".



User registration

For the purpose of preventing illegal access, if you intend to have automated access to our database, please register user information. Please inform following necessary information to data administrator (address bottom of this page) by e-mail with subject "NEAR-GOOS RRTDB Registration". User ID and temporary password are issued by data administrator afterward. Please note that the user ID and password are required when you access our database with FTP.

  • Name (e.g. Taro Kishou)
  • Country (e.g. Japan)
  • Organization (e.g. JMA)
  • E-mail address (e.g. taro-kishou@xxxxx.xx.xx)
  • Data you intend to have automated access (e.g. Daily Sea Surface Temperatures in the global ocean)
  • Frequency of access (e.g. once a day)
Your personal information will only be used for our database management. Please contact data administrator if you have any questions or require more detail information about access.



FTP access

To access our database with FTP, user ID and password are required (please register and get ID and password).

The password should be changed every 100 days for security reasons. Reminders will be sent before the deadline of changing the password. When you receive the reminders, please change your password as soon as possible through Change Password.

Please contact data administrator if you have any questions.



How to connect

To access our database with FTP, please refer to the example below.



 $ ftp ds.data.jma.go.jp   # access to FTP server
   taro-kishou             # enter user ID (the part of your e-mail address preceding @)
   ******                  # enter password
   binary                  # change data transfer mode to "binary"

Please contact data administrator if you have any questions.