The UTM Data Centre is responsible for managing spatial data acquired during oceanographic cruises on board Spanish CSIC research vessels (RV Sarmiento de Gamboa, RV García del Cid) and RV Hespérides.

The aim is, on the one hand, to disseminate which data exist and where, how and when they have been acquired. And on the other hand, to provide access to as much of the interoperable data as possible, following the FAIR principles, so that they can be used and reused.

For this purpose, the UTM has a Spatial Data Infrastructure  at a national level that consists of several services.

At an international level, the UTM is a National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) of the Distributed European Marine Data Infrastructure  SeaDataNet, to which the UTM provides metadata published in the  Cruise Summary Report Inventory and in the data catalog  Common Data Index Catalogue, as well as open data to be shared.

Search & Access Data

Including metadata from more than 700 cruises carried out since 1979, with links to documentation associated to the cruise, navigation maps and datasets

Geospatial data mapping interface

data viewers

Underway Viewer: meteorological data and temperature and salinity of sea surface

SVP Viewer: Sound Velocity Profiles

Real Time Fleet: RT position and data from research vessels


The UTM Data Processing aims to offer a national support service in the processing and analysis of oceanographic data, in addition to performing quality control of the data acquired in the vessels managed by the UTM. For this purpose the UTM makes available to the community of Marine Sciences resources to process data acquired with the scientific instrumentation available in the oceanographic vessels to which the UTM provides logistic and technical support.

We offer the scientific community the possibility of using systems for processing, visualization and analysis of oceanographic data, as well as the support of the UTM Data Centre staff.

 For the possibility of requesting the processing of data in another modality different from the previously indicated please contact us.


Multibeam and Side Scan Sonar data processing


Bathymetry processing and 3D oceanographic data visualization


Side Scan Sonar Data processing


Processing and conversion of S, T and V profiles


Oceanographic data analysis and visualization


Geographic Information System (GIS) Open source


Geographic Information System (GIS)


Generation of metadata



The UTM is partner in different European Projects related to data magement and member of the OGC Consortium



 CSIC institutional repository

DIGITAL.CSIC organizes, preserves and disseminates CSIC research results in open access.

DataCite provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data

The UTM Data Centre is able to assign DOIs for research data through the CSIC membership


UTM-CSIC Data Centre is a National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODC) of SeaDataNet

Marine environment information system

Information related to the marine environment generated by different administrations and other Spanish organizations, including UTM-CSIC Data Centre

IOC Ocean Data and Information System CATALOGUE

The ODIS «Catalogue of Sources», online browsable and searchable catalogue of existing ocean related web-based sources/systems of data and information as well as products and services, includes UTM-CSIC Data Centre infrastructure

Data Policy

The UTM Data Policy seeks to promote access to its data archives, subject to conditions under which data has been collected. In this context, we are working to make as much data open and available online as possible.

Contact us

UTM – CSIC Data Centre