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NWS-Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS)
browse graphicThe VOS Program obtains weather observations from vessels and ships traveling all over the world in the normal course of their business. The program relies on volunteer observers and operates at no monetary cost to the vessel. As an international program under World Meteorological Organization (WMO) auspices, the VOS Program lists 49 countries as participants. The U.S. program is the largest in the world, with approximately 900 vessels actively participating each quarter.

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NOAA Observing System Architecture ArcGIS Map Viewer
Map viewer for all NOSA observing systems
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NWS-VOS on Google Earth
IDB generated KML view of all NWS-VOS locations
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NWS-VOS All Capabilities Webpage
Webpage containing all of NOSA’s mapping capabilities and information for NWS-VOS
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NWS-VOS Station Search Results
IDB Station Search Result Set for NOSA-NWS-VOS
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NWS-VOS Table Metadata
IDB Table Metadata for NOSA.NWS_VOS_TSQP
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NWS-Voluntary Observing Ships homepage
Webpage containing all information relevent to NWS-VOS
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