Original Cruise Data

Historical WOCE Data

Carbon-related, Hydrographic and other chemical data measured during the World Ocean Circulation Experiment in 1990s.


Re-occupation of select WOCE hydrographic sections during the CLIVAR and GO-SHIP Programs.

Data Synthesis Products

GLODAPv2 Database

GLODAPv2 database consists of data from 724 cruises during the years 1972-2013.

GLODAP (GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project) Database

GLODAP database consists of data from ~122 WOCE, JGOFS, and other International, Historical Cruises.

CARINA (CARbon IN the Atlantic) Data Synthesis Project Database

CARINA Database consists of data from ~188 cruises in the Atlantic Ocean

Pacific Ocean Interior Carbon (PACIFICA) Database

PACIFICA Database consists of data from ~280 cruises in the Pacific Ocean

Discrete/Bottle Data

CDIAC's ocean discrete/bottle data archive consists of original cruise data sets and data syntheses products:

Original Cruise Data Projects

The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) database: The CDIAC Ocean WOCE Carbon Data Management Project started in 1993 when CDIAC became a member of the DOE/NOAA Ocean Carbon Science Team with data management and permanent archive responsibilities for the WOCE CO2 measurements. The WOCE was a major component of the World Climate Research Program with the overall goal of better understanding the oceans role in climate and climatic changes resulting from both natural and anthropogenic causes. The CO2 survey took advantage of the sampling opportunities provided by the WHP cruises during this period between 1990 and 1998. The final data set covers approximately 170 WOCE cruises.

The CLIVAR Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography Program/ Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP) re-examines select WOCE hydrographic sections to quantify changes in storage and transport of CO2 and related parameters.

Data Synthesis Projects

The The GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project, Version 2 (GLODAPv2) Database includes data from over 700 cruises during the years 1972-2013. The GLODAPv2 database combines data from GLODAPv1, CARINA. PACIFICA and any new data that were made available to CDIAC and fully re-evaluate all of these data to produce a global calibrated data product and mapped climatology

The GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project (GLODAP) was designed to determine global distributions of natural and anthropogenic inorganic carbon in the oceans, including radiocarbon from 1990-1998. The final GLODAP data set consists of data from ~122 WOCE, JGOFS, and other International, Historical Cruises. The new GLODAPv2 database will be published in June 2014 and include original GLODAP, CARINA, PACIFICA and new data combining ~800 cruises.

The CARbon dioxide IN the Atlantic Ocean (CARINA) project is a synthesis of salinity, oxygen, nutrient, inorganic carbon system and CFC data from ~188 cruises. CARINA now includes data from the entire Atlantic, the Arctic Ocean, and the Southern Ocean.

The PACIFic ocean Interior CArbon (PACIFICA) database is the data synthesis of ocean interior carbon and its related parameters in the Pacific Ocean. The work on the Pacific Ocean Carbon data assembly, data analysis and data synthesis started in 2007 as a part of North Pacific marine Science Organization (PICES) Carbon & Climate Group (C&CG) project. The PACIFICA database was published at CDIAC in 2012 and consists of data from ~280 cruises