World Data Service for Geophysics
Marine Geology and Geophysics Frequently Asked Questions...
ARE THESE DATA AND IMAGES COPYRIGHTED?
No, all of our data and images are in the public domain, unless specifically marked otherwise - with the notable exception of trademarks, logos, and trade names such as the NOAA emblem and the Department of Commerce seal which are the property of the U.S. Government and are trademarks of the Commerce Department and require permission for use. All other images, and data, are available for your use. We would appreciate a link/credit/byline, as appropriate. For example:
"Computerized digital images and associated databases are available from the National Centers for Environmental Information, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce."
We also ask that you please cite the original data contributors and sources of funding when you use data from NCEI. As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material produced by U.S. government agencies must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the U.S. Government material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection.
For more information, please see our disclaimer and copyright notice.
HOW DO I CONTRIBUTE DATA?
HOW DO I SET MY WATCH OR COMPASS?
You must be looking for the magnetic declination page. If you need some extra help, please send questions to the contact on that page.
WHERE IS GEODAS?
WHERE IS THE ICOSAHEDRON?
HOW CAN I BUY CDs, POSTERS, OR PUBLICATIONS?
Use the Online Store, or marine geology and geophysics products within the Online Store on the data announcements page. The information page for each product in marine geology and geophysics also offers a direct link to the Online Store for pricing/ordering. If you need assistance with finding a product or ordering, please contact
CAN I GET DATA IN A DIFFERENT FORM?