Friday, February 9, 2018

PO.DAAC will be holding a town hall at the Ocean Sciences Meeting on Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm -7:30pm in room F151 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Discovering and Utilizing Data Through Tools and Services at PO.DAAC

The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) is NASA’s data center for physical oceanographic data, which includes winds, ocean surface topography, salinity, sea surface temperature, gravity, ocean circulation and more. This town hall will provide an overview of PO.DAAC’s data holdings and demonstrations of new and improved tools and services offered to discover, visualize, subset and obtain those data. These tools and services are designed to support a diverse range of users, from researchers that need to co-locate satellite data to their in situ measurements, to data managers who need to supplement their data holdings, to climate modelers who require long time series. New users will find this a good introduction to PO.DAAC and regular users will be updated on the latest developments at PO.DAAC.

There is also a forum topic available at to post questions or comments of the town hall.


PO.DAAC is one of the official data archives for the Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. SWOT will provide high spatial resolution sea surface heights and water height measurements of large rivers and lakes. This 2nd SWOT survey is designed to help quantify user requirements on the SWOT data distribution and archive system hosted by JPL through PO.DAAC in support of science and applications users. If you are interested in using SWOT data please fill out the survey to help design the data distribution system.

Participation in this survey is voluntary. Opt in to take the survey below.

Click HERE to take the 2nd SWOT user survey
For more information on the SWOT Mission see;
• NASA SWOT page:
• CNES SWOT page:

Please feel free to share this survey with others you know or feel may be interested in SWOT.

If you would like additional information about this survey please email Natasha Stavros (Natasha.Stavros at For information about the SWOT Applications program, please visit or email Margaret Srinivasan (margaret.srinivasan at, or Alice Andral (alice.andral at

Thank you for your time and attention!