Connecting people, data and technology

The Ocean Data Platform (ODP) is an open and collaborative platform that harnesses the power of data liberation and contextualization for the people

C4IR Ocean

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The Ocean Data Platform is being developed by the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Ocean, C4IR Ocean.

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C4IR Ocean combines the strength of Norway’s history of responsible ocean management and the industrial experience and agility of Aker with the World Economic Forum and Friends of Ocean Action’s leadership as international entities for public-private cooperation to develop ocean governance frameworks.

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Connecting data, people and technology for a healthy and productive ocean​.

ODP and Iconic Global Ocean Dataset

To begin the journey, IODE’s World Ocean Database is mirrored in the ODP including, for example, the world’s largest collection of ocean profile-plankton data from 220,000 research cruises since 1890, 1.95 billion temperature profiles and 1.13 billion salinity profiles. More data to come!

  • Ambitious enough in size and funding, to be genuinely effective.
  • Factual enough to be relied upon.
  • Transparent enough to be trusted.
  • Impartial enough to represent a shared cause.


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Bring your data to life

Make ocean data more readily available for decision making.

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Advanced analytics

Explore and analyze ocean data with our open source software development kits.

What you can do

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Explore and extract ocean data

Use interactive tools, APIs, and software development kits to visualize, find, and extract the data you need.

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Browse the data store

Access solutions in the data store and create your own visualisations to aid your research, make informed decisions.

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Share your data

Upload your own data; get credit for your contributions; create an impact

ODP Community

The Ocean Data community is a place to stay up to date with the latest developments and announcements, as well as to collaborate with other ocean-data-oriented people to maximize our impact on One Healthy Ocean.

Join us

From our users

To achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda, and in particular SDG14's drive for a healthy Ocean, it is imperative that we increase quantitative scientific knowledge and marine research capacity.

Ambassador Peter ThomsonUN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and Co-Chair of Friends of Ocean Action

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Cognite Data Fusion helps us fuse and contextualize ocean data helping users to find and analyze the data they need to make better, data-driven decisions.

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