NOAA CoastWatch/OceanWatch is made up of Central Operations and Regional
Nodes. The Regional Nodes are located strategically around the country and are
housed within the NOAA line offices of National Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS), National Ocean Service (NOS), Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).
They provide a link between the ocean satellite data and scientific expertise
to benefit their local user communities. Together, Central Operations and the
Regional Nodes provide for the distribution pathway for NOAA
CoastWatch/OceanWatch satellite data products.