Welcome to the NOAA OceanWatch - Central Pacific web page.
The NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch program
established with the support of the National Environmental
Satellite, Data, and Information Service
(NOAA/NESDIS) is composed of two main parts:
- NOAA Coastwatch Central Operations
- NOAA Coastwatch/OceanWatch Regional Nodes
Specific data management and processing tasks are assigned to each region.
There are CoastWatch nodes (West Coast, East Coast, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico), tasked with serving
customized regional products for coastal areas, and OceanWatch nodes (Central Pacific, Atlantic and the
soon-to-be PolarWatch node for the Arctic and Antarctic regions), focusing on basin-wide or global
NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch's mission is to "provide and ensure timely access to near real-time
satellite data to protect, restore, and manage U.S. coastal and ocean resources and understand climate
variability and change to further enhance society's quality of life."
OceanWatch - Central Pacific is based at the NOAA Pacific Islands
Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our office acquires and processes satellite
information and creates a variety of satellite data products for the Pacific Ocean region. In this manner
we seek to serve as an updated source of daily regional and global satellite oceanographic observations.
Anyone may access data free of charge.
Our satellite-based activities include:
- Data Distribution
To download data, visualize data online, or learn about remote sensing data and how to work with it, we invite
you to explore the contents of our site
If you are unable to find the
information you are looking for, please contact the OceanWatch