The UTM Data Service is responsible for managing spatial data acquired during oceanographic cruises. The purpose is, on the one hand, to disseminate which data exist and where, how and when they have been acquired and on the other hand, to provide access to as much of the interoperable data as possible so that they can be used and reused.
For this purpose, the UTM has a Spatial Data Infrastructure at a national level that consists of several services:
- Oceanographic Cruise and Data Catalogthat includes more than 600 cruises carried out since 1991, with links to documentation associated to the cruise, navigation maps and datasets.
- Geoportal: geospatial data mapping interface.
- Real Time Data: navigation, meteorology and surface water data in real time from R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa, R/V Hespérides and R/V García del Cid.
- Underway Plot & QC: visualization of meteorological data and temperature and salinity of surface water by cruises.
At an international level, the UTM is a National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) of the Distributed European Marine Data Infrastructure SeaDataNet,to which the UTM provides metadata published in the Cruise Summary Report Catalog and in the data catalog Common Data Index Catalog, as well as public data to be shared.