NOAA, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil agree to share ocean, coastal and meteorological data for the Arctic
NOAA, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Statoil agree to share ocean, coastal and meteorological data for the Arctic 24 August 2011 The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Shell Exploration & Production, ConocoPhillips, and Statoil USA E&P Inc. signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on ocean, coastal and climate science for the Arctic. The agreement calls for sharing a number of scientific data sets for this largely frontier region, including weather and ocean observations, biological information, and sea ice and sea floor mapping studies. The agreement provides a framework among the signatories to share high-quality data to enhance NOAA’s ability to monitor climate change and provide useful products and services that inform responsible energy exploration activities in the region. Integrating these types of data could also provide a greater national ca...