CoastWatch Great Lakes Node

ACCESS TO COASTWATCH PRODUCTS The NOAA CoastWatch Program maintains a national capability to provide a rapid supply of up-to-date, certified and validated, near-real time satellite data in support of various governmental mission related activities. These products are also available for unrestricted use according to the provisions noted below.

NOAA CoastWatch provides all CoastWatch products via access to the NOAA Regional Node located at Alaska, Carribean, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Northeast,Southeast, West Coast, and via the NOAA CoastWatch Active Access system at the Satellite Active Archive, Washington, D.C.. Best efforts will be maintained, subject to the availability of appropriated funds, to keep the schedule and contents of the products consistent and timely, although the schedule and content of the products may be changed without prior consultation and/or notification.


1. NOAA is under no legal or financial obligations to provide any product to the general user;

2 The U.S. Government, its officers, agents, and employees is harmless from liability of any nature or kind, including costs and expenses, for, or on account of, any or all suits or damages of any character whatsoever resulting from injuries or damages sustained by any person or persons or property by virtue of negligence on the part of the User, its officers, agent, and employees in the performance of this arrangement;

3. Ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that individuals and organizations which have access to CoastWatch data, information, and derived products are aware of and observe the limitations on use and application;

4. Keep a record of all recipients of CoastWatch data and information for purposes of program development and enhancement;

5. User shall be solely responsible for the procurement, installation, service, maintenance, and removal, at no cost to NOAA, of all telecommunication lines and equipment required to interface with the CoastWatch Regional Node.

6 Give full credit and identification of any products that are furnished by the NOAA CoastWatch and to avoid implication that any value-added products derived by it are attributable to NOAA or any element of NOAA;

7. No permanent or exclusive right, or implication of exclusive right, is given to receive CoastWatch data and information, and that CoastWatch data and information may be modified or suspended at the discretion of NOAA, without recourse and without prior notification.

I have read and understand the provisions and wish to register
to access CoastWatch SST Products.

George Leshkevich
Great Lakes CoastWatch Manager
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
2205 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1593
734-741-2055 (FAX)

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Last modified: Songzhi Liu, December 8, 1998