Thursday, December 1, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the new State of the Ocean (SOTO) is deployed and operational through a new URL at

This is a part of the transition to the cloud. The new SOTO is powered by NASA EOSDIS Worldview, based on a cloud-native implementation. The current SOTO will be retired and no longer accessible in March or April, 2023. We will provide further notifications.

Please take some time during this transition to familiarize yourself with the new SOTO. Thank you for your support during this transition. We will be happy to get your feedback (

SOTO is a suite of tools presented through an interactive, web-based visualization front end. It provides access to a broad range of satellite-derived products with key parameters of interest to the oceanographic community. SOTO facilitates visual exploration and comparative analysis of physical oceanographic data, enabling scientific oceanographic, climate, and related research.

For questions or to provide feedback, please visit the State Of The Ocean (SOTO) Forum

To best experience SOTO, we recommend using a recent version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari. (Note that Internet Explorer is not supported.) Additionally, we recommend that prior to first loading the new SOTO, you clear your browser's cache.