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Coming Soon: National Centers for Environmental Information
NGDC and its sister data centers are merging into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
The demand for high-value environmental data and information has dramatically increased in recent years. To improve our ability to meet that demand, NOAA’s existing three National Data Centers—the National Climatic Data Center, the National Geophysical Data Center, and the National Oceanographic Data Center, which includes the National Coastal Data Development Center—are merging into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
NCEI will be responsible for hosting and providing access to one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. From the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun and from million-year-old sediment records to near real-time satellite images, NCEI will be the Nation’s leading authority for environmental information.
The transition to NCEI will take time and will continue the tradition of excellence, unmatched expertise, and trusted, authoritative data that the previous three Data Centers established. The top priority during the transition to NCEI is to maintain the full spectrum of atmospheric, oceanographic, coastal, and geophysical products and services that the Data Centers currently deliver. While NCEI’s product portfolio will evolve as current products and services are assessed, no products or services are currently slated to be cut or reduced.
In the coming weeks, we will keep you informed as we continue with the merger. Our goal is to ensure this process remains as transparent as possible to our users. We are committed to continuing to provide you with the data, information, and services you have come to rely on.
If you have specific questions about this merger, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.