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About BOON


Projects & Products


sensor platforms

Shoreline Observations

Offshore Mooring and Buoy Observations

High Frequency Radar

Vessel Based Observations

Resident Platforms

Products + Tools

All Real Time Observations

Sea Surface Currents

Research Products

Resource Managers

Recreation and Coastal Conditions


Summary of Data Sets

Data Access

Data Disclaimer & Terms of Use

data access

  • Data Terms of Use
  • Data Downloads
  • Data Query
  • Ocean Currents

BOON Data terms of use

Data are available to the public with acknowledgement given to the University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory Please contact the appropriate investigator for inquiries regarding active reseach or collaborative opportunities, see BOON Researchers >

Terms of use:

If you produce a product or publication that uses BOON data we require a minimum of the following:

  • An acknowledgment such as “Data provided by the University of California, Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory” within the publication.
  • If data is delivered via the BOON website, provide a link to the BOON website.
  • An e-mail to bmldata@ucdavis.edu indicating the publication title, product description or URL.

Please do not:

  • Pass data to other parties.
  • Post data directly on to a website, publish data without proper acknowledgement, or otherwise suggest that it is your own data.

BOON Data Disclaimer:

Regarding documents and information available from this website: environmental data are provided by BML/BOON with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be correct or complete. Conclusions drawn from such information are the sole responsibility of the user and the user assumes the entire risk related to use of this data and this site. While we have attempted to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, neither BML/BOON nor any of its members or employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information, nor does the fact of distribution constitute a warranty.

When contacting BOON regarding data please provide the following information:

  1. Indication that you have read the disclaimer and terms of use.
  2. Purpose for which the data will be used, or outline of what you intend to do with the data.
  3. E-mail address
  4. First name/Last name
  5. Organization
  6. Address
  7. Telephone number

Further information:

All information and data on this website is subject to copyright of BML/BOON or its partners. Further information, feedback, and requests or inquiries concerning usage and rights should be addressed to bmldata@ucdavis.edu.


ERDDAP is a data server designed to facilitate automated access to environmental data for both people and other data servers.

BML hosts an ERDDAP data server with access to a selection of sensors on shoreline seawater instruments. The datasets include metadata that describe the variables, their units and reference points, allowing data to be reliably processed, analyzed and compared with other datasets.

Browse ERDDAP datasets >


The ERDDAP server provides a more human-oriented interface, allowing a user to discover and examine the datasets using a normal web browser, and it can produce customized timeline plots of the data. The plots can be downloaded as static images in png or pdf format, or alternatively the corresponding URL can be copied into a web page to produce plots that automatically update. The data may also be downloaded in a variety of formats such as HTML, CSV (for Excel), Matlab and netCDF.

Here are some live, sample graphs that were produced by the ERDDAP data server.

BML Seawater Temperature Fort Point Seawater Temperature
BML Seawater Temp Fort Point Seawater Temp

Data is provided according to the BOON terms of use.

Funding for this project was provided by CeNCOOS.

Note: Data dates/times are UTC (PST -8/PDT -7).

BML Atmospheric Data

BML Shorestation Seawater Data

BML Mooring and Buoy Seawater Data

Climatology Plots and Data for NOAA Buoy 46013

Tomales Bay Buoy Seawater Data

Wave Data (courtesy of NDBC)

Data Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Contact BOON

Use the form below to access BOON environmental datasets. These data are initial values stored immediately after being acquired by the sensors. Quality assurance procedures have not been applied to the data.

Please note: This query tool is undergoing further development. Queries that span a large date range at high resolution (finest averaging interval) may not return any data. For best results, begin your requests with a relatively small date range and reasonable resolution.

For hourly and daily averages of select data sets, available for download, please see Data Downloads >

Note: Data dates/times are UTC (PST -8/PDT -7).

Direct questions or problems with this query tool to bmldata@ucdavis.edu.

Choose data

Select a start and end date for query (times are UTC)

Choose date to begin query

absolute date and time
before current time

year (e.g. 2009)
month (e.g. 2)

Times are optional, 00:00:00 is the default.
hour (0-24)

Choose date to end query

absolute date and time
before current time

year (e.g. 2010)
month (e.g. 2)

Times are optional, 00:00:00 is the default.
hour (0-24)

Choose averaging interval Averaging interval

Note: Rainfall data is not averaged, but accumulated over the interval.

Choose output format Output format

High Frequency Radar Sea Surface Current Data

For data please see High Frequency Radar Sea Surface Current Data