NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Ocean Products Restricted Access Information

The information on this page is provided to guide users to the proper source for information regarding access to restricted data.

SeaWiFS Data are purchased from GeoEye under a NOAA Contract and therefore use is restricted to U.S. civil marine operational applications. See also

Contact Banghua Yan for more information.

MERIS Data are available through a Category 1 Research Proposal through the European Space Agency (ESA). Joaquin Trinanes is PI (Principal Investigator) on the project for CoastWatch MERIS reduced resolution data use. More information is available at the EO Principal Investigator (EOPI) portal at; questions can also be directed to ESA’s HelpDesk at

Contact Banghua Yan for more information.