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Texas Knowledge Base (TKB)

will bring together extensive, complementary and well-maintained online information systems for marine science, oceanographic and related data currently available from the Gulf of Mexico. This information system, called the Texas OneGulf Knowledge Base (TOKB), will be the most powerful data and information system dedicated to the Gulf ever assembled.

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Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association’s (GCOOS-RA)

data management system currently ingests more than 1,800 data streams at hourly intervals or less, from federal and non-federal sources. GCOOS-RA includes 125 member organizations across the Gulf and maintains some 5,000 sensors providing near real-time coastal and oceanographic data on biophysical phenomenon. It also works with Gulf and national modeling communities to provide open access to forecasts of weather and ocean currents in convenient forms and formats. The GCOOS-RA collection of historical oceanographic records goes back to the early 1900s and GCOOS-RA updates this collection with data in near real-time from present day ocean surveys. GCOOS-RA is a Texas OneGulf consortium member and both manages and maintains this extensive oceanographic data and analysis system.

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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC)

has collated and documented close to 800 datasets or ~25 terabyte of data, already making it the largest data aggregation and distribution system dedicated to Gulf research ever assembled. GRIIDC is the data management entity responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and curating the full-body of data derived from the 10-year $500 million research program (Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, GoMRI) that began a few days after the start of the Deepwater Horizon event. The GRIIDC network includes some 3,400 researchers and 295 institutions. Harte Research Institute (HRI) develops, manages and maintains GRIIDC for GOMRI. Both HRI and GOMRI fully support efforts to better integrate Gulf of Mexico data and information, as well as efforts to create a sustainable system.

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