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NWS-Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS)
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        individualName:  Anju Shah
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                voice:  303-497-6939
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway street
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  Colorado
                postalCode:  80305
                electronicMailAddress:  Anju.Shah@noaa.gov
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
    dateStamp:  2009-05-28
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    referenceSystemInfo:  (MD_ReferenceSystem)
        referenceSystemIdentifier:  (RS_Identifier)
            authority:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2008-11-12
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                    organisationName:  European Petroleum Survey Group
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                            linkage: http://www.epsg-registry.org/
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            code:  urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
            version:  6.18.3
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            title:  NWS-Voluntary Observing Ships (VOS)
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                date:  2007-04-27
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                        voice:  228-688-2805
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                        deliveryPoint:  National Data Buoy Center 1007 Balch Blvd.
                        city:  Stennis Space Center
                        administrativeArea:  MS
                        postalCode:  39529
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  webmaster.ndbc@noaa.gov
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                        linkage: http://www.vos.noaa.gov/
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        abstract:  The 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.
        purpose:  The mission of the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) project is two-fold: (1) to collect and disseminate critical real-time maritime weather observations through the recruitment and support of ships to fulfill National needs and International agreements supporting commerce, forecasts and warning programs and the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) worldwide and (2) to define the global climate and help measure extreme weather events, climate variability and long-term climate changes.
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            individualName:  Luke, Robert A.
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  NOSA Observing System Manager
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                    voice:  (228) 688-1457
                    facsimile:  (228) 688-3153
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                    deliveryPoint:  NWS/OOS/NDBC/EB W/OPS51 1007 Balch Blvd. (NDBC)
                    city:  Stennis Space Center
                    administrativeArea:  MS
                    postalCode:  39529-6000
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  robert.luke@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30-5:00 Eastern
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            individualName:  O'Neil, Kathleen
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NWS/NDBC > National Data Buoy Center, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Physical Scientist/BOY Point of Contact
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                    electronicMailAddress:  kathleen.oneil@noaa.gov
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            fileName: http://www.nosa.noaa.gov/image/nws/vos.jpg
            fileDescription:  VOS image
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            fileName: http://www.nosa.noaa.gov/image/pipeline/NWS-VOS.jpg
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            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Fetch
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Frequency
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Length
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/Direction
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Types
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wind Waves
            keyword:  Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Tendency
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Height
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Base
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Types
            keyword:  Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
            keyword:  Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Ice Types
            keyword:  Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Icebergs
            keyword:  Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
            keyword:  Cryosphere > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Elevation
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            keyword:  Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Motion
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            keyword:  Environmental Advisories > Weather/Climate Advisories > Weather Forecast
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            keyword:  Geographic Region > Global Ocean
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            keyword:  Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > North Sea
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            keyword:  Ocean > Indian Ocean > Arabian Sea > Persian Gulf
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            keyword:  Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Western Pacific Ocean > South China Sea
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            keyword:  Continent > North America > Canada > Great Lakes, Canada
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            keyword:  DOC > U.S. Department of Commerce
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        supplementalInformation:  The United States VOS Project services about one quarter of the world's VOS fleet, providing ships' crews with weather observer training, handbooks and forms, observation encoding software, barometer calibration, the Mariners Weather Log, and weather observing tools. Located in the major ports around the country, Port Meteorological Officers are the VOS Project's field representatives and primary points of contact for ships.
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            title:  NOSA Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
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