Data repository


The collection and curation of MBARI data, and the knowledge derived from it, extends the use and value of MBARI’s research results. This data repository holds a vast collection of data collected during many years of research. MBARI provides data and software “as is”, with no warranty, express or implied, of the quality or consistency. Data and software are provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement. For use in publication, authors should obtain written permission from MBARI’s Director of Information and Technology Dissemination, acknowledge MBARI as the data source in those publications, and provide reprints for the MBARI library.

The Deep-Sea Guide contains a wealth of images of seldom-seen deep-sea animals, such as this galatheid crab.

Deep-Sea Guide

The Deep-Sea Guide, created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), provides easy access to the institute’s database of millions of records of deep-sea animals, seafloor habitats, geological features, and research tools.

Seafloor mapping

The ocean mapping program has surveyed and analyzed seafloor data from various sites for bathymetric maps that guide benthic research projects.

Upper ocean data

MBARI’s biological oceanography group uses data from moorings, novel instruments, satellites, and cruise operations to study the variability of ocean chemistry and climate.
MBARI’s ISUS nitrate sensor with anti-fouling filter

Chemical data

Nitrate, phosphate, silicate, and other chemicals act as "fertilizer" for phytoplankton. Research teams have developed and deployed instruments to measure concentrations of various chemicals in seawater to address scientific questions about ocean chemistry.

Mooring data

It is our intent to share this data as freely as possible with the general oceanographic community to maximize its utility and exposure.


Data repository
Data policy
What is happening in Monterey Bay today?
Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System
Chemical data
Ocean float data
Slough data
Mooring ISUS measurements
M1 ISUS CTD Data Display
Southern Ocean Data
Mooring data
M1 Mooring Summary Data
M1 Asimet
M1 Download Info
M1 EMeter
M1 Flourometer (CeNCOOS)
M1 GPS Location
Molecular and genomics data
ESP Web Portal
Seafloor mapping
Upper ocean data
Spatial Temporal Oceanographic Query System (STOQS) Data
Tide prediction
Image gallery
Video library
Previous seminars
David Packard Distinguished Lecturers
Research software
Video Annotation and Reference System
System Overview
Annotation Interface
Video Tape User Guide
Video File User Guide
Still Images User Guide
Annotation Glossary
Query Interface
Basic User Guide
Advanced User Guide
Query Glossary
VARS Publications
Oceanographic Decision Support System
MB-System seafloor mapping software
MB-System Documentation
MB-System Announcements
MB-System Announcements (Archive)
How to Download and Install MB-System
MB-System Discussion Lists
MB-System FAQ
Matlab scripts: Linear regressions
Introduction to Model I and Model II linear regressions
A brief history of Model II regression analysis
Index of downloadable files
Summary of modifications
Regression rules of thumb
Results for Model I and Model II regressions
Graphs of the Model I and Model II regressions
Which regression: Model I or Model II?
Matlab scripts: Oceanographic calculations
Matlab scripts: Sound velocity
Visual Basic for Excel: Oceanographic calculations
Educational resources
MBARI Summer Internship Program
Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH)
EARTH workshops
2016—New Brunswick, NJ
2015—Newport, Oregon
2016 Satellite workshop—Pensacola, FL
2016 Satellite workshop—Beaufort, NC
EARTH resources
EARTH lesson plans
Lesson plans—published
Lesson plans—development
Lesson drafts—2015
Lesson drafts—2016 Pensacola
Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) Science Kits
Sample archive