Sharing Your Data in the Ocean Community of

Federal Publishers

Under  the Open Data Policy, Federal agencies are required to make their publicly available data accessible in machine-readable formats. Each agency has an established website where datasets are posted.  These websites feed into the catalog to support a uniform search and discovery capability across the Federal government.

For further information about the Open Data Policy and to access publishing guidelines, please visit the following:

Non-Federal Publishers

The catalog utilized by and, allows any organization or entity to register and publish geospatial metadata to the system.  The following “how-to” guide will step you through the process of registering your organization with