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Created by RPS; NOAA using funds from the NOAA satellite R&O (research & operations) project,
the NOAA Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Program, the NOAA IOOS Program Office, and the NOAA JPSS PGRR Program.

It is not necessary to register in order to download and use the EDC.
However registering and documenting users will help secure funds
for future enhancements and if there are improvements made
to the EDC, we will notify those who have registered.

EDC (Version for all applications
[Installation Instructions Included]
Updated 02/23/2021

EDC User’s Guide (Version 1.3.7)
Updated 02/23/2021

Minimum required to run under all applications:

  • ArcGIS 10.1 or 10.2

  • R version 3.00 or higher

  • ncdf4 package for R (included with EDC installation)

  • Matlab 2008b or later

  • MS Excel 2007 or MS Excel 2010

  • .NET Framework 4.0 for Windows platform


    ArcGIS MS Excel
    EDC - Standalone

    EDC for ArcGIS 10
    [ArcGIS 10]
    Updated 10/04/11

    EDC for ArcGIS 9
    [ArcGIS 9.2 and 9.3**]
    Updated 10/04/11

    Installation Instructions
    [ArcGIS 9.2 and 9.3**]
    Updated 08/20/08

    EDC User’s Guide
    Updated 05/16/08

    ** Minimum req. for ArcGIS installation:

  • ArcGIS 9.2 or ArcGIS 9.3

  • ArcGIS 9.2 Service Pack 3
    (available for download at ESRI)

  • Java Runtime Environment 6

  • .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0

  • .NET Support for ArcGIS Desktop

  • EDC for Excel
    [Excel 2007 & 2010]
    Updated 10/04/11

    Updated 10/04/11

    EDC for Matlab
    [Multiple Platforms]
    Updated 10/04/11

    Updated 10/04/11


    EDC for R
    Updated 10/04/11

    ncdf4 binary for Windows
    [Required for the EDC]
    Updated 10/04/11

    Installation Demo
    Updated 10/04/11

    MacOS X

    EDC for R (64-bit)
    [MacOS X]
    Updated 10/04/11

    EDC for R (32-bit)
    [MacOS X]
    Updated 10/04/11

    Installation Demo
    Updated 10/04/11


    EDC for R (PC-Linux)
    Updated 10/04/11

    Installation Demo
    Updated 10/04/11

    EDC Standalone
    [for use without ArcGIS]
    Updated 01/04/12

    The EDC is provided "as-is", with no support contract. Currently there are no plans (i.e. no funds) for immediate revisions or improvements. However with additional funding ASA is quite willing to make further modifications to the EDC, such as:

  • Compatibility with future ArcGIS releases

  • Working with other data services

  • Ports to other applications, such as uDig or other GIS porgrams

  • If you are interested in funding further improvements to the EDC
    contact Roy Mendelssohn at roy.mendelssohn@noaa.gov or Cara Wilson at cara.wislon@noaa.gov

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