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International Programs

NGDC is active in many international programs. Through this international exchange, scientists around the world have access to global databases.

World Data Service

NGDC operates a collocated World Service for Geophysics. To learn more, visit the scientific disciplines:

The World Data System is operated by the International Council for Science (ICSU).

International Bathymetric Mapping Programs & Projects

NGDC operates the:

and is active in multiple international bathymetric mapping projects:

GEBCO and the regional bathymetric mapping projects above are sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the IHO.

The Great Lakes data rescue program is a collaboration between NGDC, the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS), and NOAA's GLERL and NOS.

International Geomagnetic Programs and Projects

NGDC participates in, and distributes data from the:

The above are programs and projects of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA).

Solar-Terrestrial Energy Program (STEP)

NGDC participates in, and distributes data from the:

  • Solar-Terrestrial Energy Program (STEP) Project 6.4

  • STEP Results, Applications, and Modeling Phase (S-RAMP).

STEP 6.4 and S-RAMP are programs of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP).

For more information

NGDC cooperates with many intergovernmental and international organizations, committees, programs, and projects not listed above. More information on NGDC's extensive international collaborations in individual data disciplines is available throughout our Web site.