French Contribution to OceanSITES

France contributes to OceanSITES in two domains through two institutes. First France , through the CNRS and LOV laboratory contributes to the network by maintaning the Dyfamed observatory. For more infoarmation go to Dyfamed WWW (in French)

France also contributes in setting up one of the two GDACS (Glbal DAta Centre) at Coriolis together with NDBC in USA. Coriolis is coordinating the OceanSITES data management working group who has defined the data flow within the OceanSITES projects and defined a common data format (see www for more). Soon the GDAC will provide integrated access tpo OceanSITES data through an FTP site