Ocean monitoring activities in the region include:In situ data by moored surface buoys, drifting buoys, towers, coastal stations, research vessels, and voluntary observation ships;
Remote sensed data-geostationary and polar-orbiting meteorological satellites, and earth observation satellites.
In NEAR-GOOS, data are to be transmitted through the GTS of WMO or electronic means to the NEAR-GOOS Real-Time data base.
The data from those sources will be stored in a bin on a daily basis for on-line access by NEAR-GOOS users through e-mail service or other direct access.
The data in the data base will be kept for a certain period, most probably for 30 days.
After that the stored data will be transferred to the NEAR-GOOS Delayed Mode data base.
The RTDB and DMDB and the database network website areoperated and timely updated in each member states.