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Ocean Data View (ODV)

Ocean Data View (ODV) is desktop software for analysis and visualization of oceanographic, atmospheric and other geo-referenced profile or time-series data.

Basic features:

  • Input format is basic spreadsheet-styled data tables
  • Users can customize their configurations with high resolution bathymetry, coastlines, and other reference material
  • Data and configuration files are platform-independent and can be exchanged between different systems

ODV is particularly useful for:

  • Plots of properties at selected stations,
  • Cross-sections along cruise tracks, and
  • Color distributions on general isosurfaces

ODV was developed by the Alfred Weneger Institute (http://www.awi.de), under the SeaDataNet program. There are licensing restrictions for uses other than scientific research.

Technical Expertise Required: 
No programming
Additional Information: 

The NODC data services directory includes other information about this program:

ODV Windows (all since 2000), Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX (Sol