The Ocean Tool for Public Understanding and Science (OcToPUS) provides fine-grained spatial data and applications related to the state of the oceans globally and how they are changing over time to support scientific study, monitoring, policy and decision-making for the management of the oceans.Learn more
OcToPUS harvests open data sources and provides up-to-date ready to use spatio-temporal data cubes. Access is granted through a variety of data transfer protocols (OpenDAP, FTP) and web services (WMS, WFS, WCS). Data are harmonised and served at different spatial (original, 0.09°) and temporal (1 month, 1 year, 10 years, 50 years) resolutions, at standard depth levels, and spanning over 50 years.
OcToPUS goes beyond reprocessing and publishing spatio-temporal datasets. Applications allow to combine and explore the datasets within an adaptable web-mapping interface in a targeted and topic-specific manner. A toolbox of scientific algorithm that can be applied to the data layers complements the applications and allows to analyse data and produce new layers interactively.Go to applications