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Our natural world is full of wonders, and full of data about those wonders. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) documents the world and its changes by gathering and distributing scientific data. Its goal is to keep citizens informed about what’s going on in the world around them—from the ocean to the sun. Their mission includes understanding and predicting changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, and conserving and managing coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
We’re pleased to continue our partnership and expand our collaboration with NOAA to share its valuable data. A vast trove of NOAA’s environmental data is now available on Google Cloud as part of the Google Cloud Public Datasets Program and NOAA’s Big Data Project, opening up possibilities for scientific and economic advances. We are thrilled to make this valuable data available for your exploration. Google Cloud will host 5 PB of this data across our products, including BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Google Earth Engine, and Kaggle. The stored data is available at no cost, though usual charges may still apply (processing, egress of user-owned data, for example).