Data Community Resources

The NOAA Big Data Project is predicated on improving the accessibility of data while also maintaining a fair and level playing field for everyone. Below are the access platforms developed by the CRADA Collaborators to provide free, full, and open access to the original NOAA data. Additionally, a more granular list of the available datasets through the BDPoffsite link is available from the Cooperative Institute for Climate Satellites-North Carolina (CICS-NC). While the data access is free, you may have to register for an account with the website before you can access the data.

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IBM's NOAA Earth Systems Data Portaloffsite link provides a web interface where users can select and download NOAA data that is of interest to them. Users can choose to browse either NOAA data already available for download, or a subset of NOAA data IBM has already begun to investigate in an exploratory fashion.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS hosts a variety of public datasets that anyone can access for free. You can now access real-time and archival weather radar data as an AWS Public Data Set. Learn more about the data and how to access it on the AWS Open Datasetoffsite link page.

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Google Cloud Platform

Google is collaborating with NOAA to enable you to take advantage of the powerful and easy-to-use big data processing services of Google Cloud Platform, such as Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Dataflow, the richness of the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem, and the NOAA's comprehensive datasets to enable you to advance science or enhance your business. Start exploring NOAA's data on Google Cloud Platformoffsite link.

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Open Commons Consortium

The Open Commons Consortium's support of The Environmental Data Commonsoffsite link helps increase the accessibility of NOAA's data to support scientific, medical, health care and environmental research as well as training the next generation of earth and data scientists.