The German Oceanographic Data Centre (DOD) is the focal point of the national and international exchange of oceanographic data.
to acquire the marine data sampled by German institutes and agencies, archive
it and maximize its utilisation by promoting data exchange on a national
and international level,
to meet Germany's international data exchange obligations according to the
resolution of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), and under
the Oslo/Paris and Helsinki Conventions regarding monitoring of the North
Sea/North-East Atlantic and Baltic Sea, respectively.