Ocean Navigator

Beautiful, interactive ocean data for everyone.

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What is the Ocean Navigator

The Ocean Navigator is a modern, user-friendly, interactive online map displaying scientific ocean data gathered from various models around the world. It includes a number of different variables such as temperature and ocean currents. The tool is developed by scientists, but is designed for any user; be it a researcher writing a technical paper, or a hobbyist interested in the oceans.

Objective of Portal

The Ocean Navigator prototype portal is being designed with the goal to enable the discovery and accessibility of ocean data from ocean prediction systems. Operational prediction systems from Canada and other global systems are available via this tool. Several other sources of data are available, including, validation data sources and limited observational data. More information on the data available can be found in the Ocean Navigator. For help in using the Ocean Navigator please see our User Guide.

Please note that this site is still in active development and may have some bugs or other issues in displaying data, for access to raw data please see our THREDDS server. To report a bug please e-mail: DFO.OceanNavigator-NavigateurOcean.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Recommended Use of Data

These datasets are not intended for navigational purposes. It is expected that users of this portal will have an interest in oceanographic data and the intention is to provide oceanographic context for a wide range of users.

Data Producer Responsibility

The developers are not responsible for the use made of the data made accessible via this portal, or errors or omissions that potentially may occur in the data sets. While we aim to make accessible the most recent and up to date data, occasionally a delay in the data feed to the portal may be experienced.

Identification of Data Sources

Use of the downloaded data should identify the source of the data. Plots downloaded from the portal will have a reference to the data source.

Suggested citation: Dataset, http://navigator.oceansdata.ca (year)
Example: GIOPS daily averages, http://navigator.oceansdata.ca, 2017

If you would like further information about how to reference the data sources that the Ocean Navigator uses please feel free to Contact Us.

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