Data Tools

All data available through CIOOS Atlantic can be discovered, accessed and downloaded via the tools outlined below. Specialized open source tools have been implemented and new tools developed in order to make data usable to a wider audience. For each tool a brief description is provided, along with relevant links. Additional tools and functionality are continually under development.


CIOOS Atlantic employs an ERDDAP server to provide access to historic and real-time observations from the Atlantic Seaboard.

ERDDAP is a data server that provides a simple, consistent method to download subsets of scientific datasets in common file formats and to create graphs and maps.

Access ERDDAP.

Asset Map

The CIOOS Atlantic Asset Map allows access to the datasets available in our data catalogue using a simple map based interface.

Access the asset map

Aquaculture Siting

As part of the Ocean Supercluster funded project – VITALITY: Leveraging CIOOS to Accelerate Industry, the Centre for Marine Applied Research (CMAR) and 3D Wave Design developed two 3D visualizations of generic aquaculture sites located in Nova Scotia. The 3D digital elevation visualizations display temperature data collected at various depths on a moored sensor string. Data was recorded using three sensors: Hobo Water Temperature Pro v2, Aquameasure DOTs, and VR2AR Acoustic Release Receivers. Maximum, minimum, and average temperature can be viewed for each depth using these visualization tools.

Birchy Head, St. Margaret’s Bay
Data collected from November 2019 to November 2020.

Ship Harbour
Data collected from February 2018 to May 2020.