Frictionless access to open ocean data from around the world

Observation, forecast, and hindcast weather data from Sofar’s global Spotter network

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How do we make the most accurate marine weather forecasts?

Spotter Buoys

Unprecedented access to global, real-time observation data from the world’s largest network of connected open ocean buoys

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Ocean Experts

Our team of scientists and researchers work to assimilate this data with our advanced modeling platform to create forecasts 20-50% more accurate than those from NOAA and ECMWF

Easy to Access

Access data via our API, or speak to our team of experts, to gain access to observational, forecast, and hindcast data from points of interest around the world.

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Instant real-time access

Retrieve real-time in-situ observational data and high-resolution model data on-demand.

No FTP servers or archaic APIs

RESTful APIs developed for the needs of developers and data scientists

Cloud Powered APIs

Designed for the cloud, our API is always available, continuously upgraded, and can be customized to meet your needs.

Our Data APIs

Spotter Sensor

Access to both real-time and historical sensor data from our Spotter buoy network

  • Wave statistics (bulk or complete spectra)
  • U10 wind speed and direction
  • Surface displacement (drift current)
  • Per buoy or whole network

Wave Spectra

Variance density spectrum at any geographic point from the Sofar Wave Model

  • 1/4 degree resolution
  • Includes nowcast to 16-day forecast
  • Includes data from WaveWatch III, ECMWF and GFS.
  • Request per geographic point
* Our marine weather suite includes access to surface waves, wind, and circulation forecasts. It also includes the Sofar Wave Model, which is a high-resolution wave forecast that achieves unprecedented accuracy through assimilation of observations from our sensor network.

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