Ocean Data For Our Ocean Future

Data access for Canada’s:

  • Ocean Health
  • Ocean People
  • Ocean Economy
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The Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) is Canada’s nucleus for integrated ocean science and observing activities.

CIOOS engages locally, connects regionally, and coordinates nationally to elevate Canada’s ocean monitoring to the global stage. These partnerships generate information and facilitate place-based solutions to advance our understanding of the ocean. With CIOOS, users can now discover, access, and visualize high-quality data through our online platform. By navigating these vast waters together, CIOOS helps prepare for Canada’s future by unlocking the true potential of our ocean, coasts, and waterways. 

What discoveries can be made if we just connect the dots?

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CIOOS Data Tools

Data Explorer

Use the map to search  geographically for data, across supported datasets. Filter, aggregate, and download just the data that meets your criteria. Data Explorer downloads are in a standardized (.csv) format.

Asset Map 

Use the interactive map to search geographically and find complete datasets. Find the datasets in their original format; many can be converted to a format that meets your needs.

Data Catalogue

Use filters and keywords to search the full collection of CIOOS datasets across Canada. You can use the catalogue to find the data or metadata in its original format, and many can be converted to a format that meets your needs.

Regional Associations support diverse ocean users

CIOOS benefits from a national infrastructure for data discovery and access, but draws its strength by being regionally specific. To better serve our diverse country, each CIOOS Regional Association ensures that data meets local ocean observing needs and complies with national standards for global integration.

CIOOS Pacific

CIOOS Pacific integrates data from Canada’s west coast, from Dixon Entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Visit CIOOS Pacific website here

St. Lawrence Global Observatory

SLGO integrates data from the St. Lawrence, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf.

Visit SLGO website here

CIOOS Atlantic

CIOOS Atlantic integrates data from Canada’s east coast, from Labrador to Bay of Fundy.

Visit CIOOS Atlantic website here

CIOOS Founding Organizations