What is Synoptic?

Synoptic provides a one-stop data hub for environmental data from across the globe.

We aggregate and make available millions of geophysical observations and measurements every day.


How does it work? 

Synoptic works directly with both public and private data owners to aggregate geophysical data from hundreds of sources into a single database.

We then make that data available to users of all kinds for use in their day to day operations, scientific research, or the development of new and exciting applications.


How is the data delivered?

Synoptic delivers data using multiple widely-accepted formats, protocols, and tools.

The most robust is the Synoptic API (SYNAPI), which provides users with continuous, tailored access to all available data and metadata. To accelerate integration, Synoptic also provides developers with robust libraries of source code and example applications.


What data is available?

We currently aggregate data for 95 parameters and 40,000 individual observing stations

Synoptic is designed to support data measured by any geophysical sensor anywhere in the world.  Our initial efforts have been focused on measured meteorological, oceanographic, and hydrological values (observations).  In the near future, we will be expanding the types and amounts of observation data collected, as well as beginning the handling and distribution of imagery .and model output data sets.


What are the benefits of using Synoptic?

Accessing needed data is often difficult, expensive, and time consuming

Decision makers and operators inherently understand the benefits of understanding the environment they work in.  Deploying your own sensors into often-hostile environments takes tremendous effort and expense.  Even accessing someone else's sensors is challenging and resource intensive, requiring independent data discover, transmission, storage, and QC.

That's the beauty of Synoptic - we discover, process, and serve the data for you, letting you focus on the data and its impact on your operations.

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