NOAA Big Data Project

Overview and CICS-NC Contributions

NOAA’s Big Data Project (BDP) is designed to facilitate public use of key environmental datasets by providing copies of NOAA’s information in the Cloud, allowing users to do analyses of data and extract information without having to transfer and store these massive datasets themselves.

CICS-NC is a partner in the BDP and acts as a broker between NOAA and the public cloud providers. Our data and information technology experts play key roles in the transfer and certification of data sets, and our high-performance computing cluster serves as a critical gateway for delivering data to the Cloud. We are currently facilitating the near-real-time transfer of more than a dozen datasets, including NEXRAD Level 2 radar data, GOES-16 and GOES-17 satellite data, and the National Water Model, to several Cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), IBM NOAA Earth Systems Data Portal, and the Open Commons Consortium (OCC).

See the links below for more information on the Big Data Project and selected examples of the growing collection of datasets available to you in the Cloud. 

For an overview of NOAA’s Big Data Project, please see NOAA Big Data Project

For more on CICS-NC’s contributions to the project, see: CICS-NC Portfolios: The NOAA Big Data Project  and CICS-NC News: GOES-16 Data in the Cloud

Links to Public Cloud Information and Datasets