The data served by SECOORA are of the same high quality as those served by the federal government. Certification ensures that data are consistent and reliable.
Data served through SECOORA are quality-checked and archived with NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information for long-term storage and access.
The regional structure promotes coordination and collaboration at the regional level, and ensures stable and long-lasting organizations.
Data products address the specific needs of regional users while conforming to national standards and requirements.
Five Benefits of Certification
Why does certification matter? Here are 5 key certification benefits:
Ensures that users are provided with trustworthy and high-quality data.
Enhances the efficiency of interagency coordination
Provides access to quality non-federal data on a regional or hyper-local level.
Meets data management requirements of publicly-funded grants.
Publication of all data management practices to allow stakeholders to understand how data is collected, maintained, and utilized.