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Suggested e-Citation format
Data citation should include these key components:
PI name, title of dataset, data version date, database name and publisher, date accessed/retrieved by you, URL of dataset

Please consider using this format:
PI name(s). "Data set title." Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data System. BCO DMO, WHOI. iPub: 'data version'. Accessed: 'date you accessed the data'.'data_object_name'.html0

Example e-Citation
Buesseler, K. "VERTIGO RR_K2 Cruise Event Log." Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data System. BCO DMO, WHOI. iPub: 27 January 2006. Accessed: 14 February 2006.

Copyright Guidelines

© Copyright Statement and Terms of Use

Before you use any images, data, text or other materials from this site, carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement. By using any of these materials, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials from the BCO DMO Web site.

This web site is the property of the BCO Data Management Office at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The only exceptions are copyrighted images and other materials owned by others, which are so indicated. This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.

Copyright Laws:
This web site and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws, which give creators of original works of authorship the exclusive right to use their works for a limited period of time. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the permission of the copyright holder. This agreement describes the uses which you are permitted to make of the materials on this web site.

Usage Guidelines

License to Use:
You are licensed by WHOI to use materials on this web site for noncommercial educational purposes only. You may copy these materials for classroom use, so long as the copies contain all applicable copyright and trademark notices. This license is not exclusive to you, and you may not transfer it. The data available here are intended solely for scholarly use by the academic and scientific community, with the express understanding that any such use will properly acknowledge the originating investigator(s) as noted in the supporting documentation accompanying each individual data set. Anyone wishing to use BCO data in a presentation, report, thesis or publication is encouraged to contact the originating PI. It is expected that all customary courtesies and privileges attached to data use will be strictly honored.

Prohibited Uses:
Any commercial use of the materials on this web site is strictly prohibited. You may not sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer these materials, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice, without the express written permission of the BCO DMO (see contacts) or WHOI's Media Relations Office (see below).

No Warranty:
All materials on this web site are made available to you as-is. WHOI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights, or fitness for any particular purpose, or the performance or results you may obtain from their use.

Limitation of Liability:
Under no circumstances shall WHOI be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this web site. If you are dissatisfied with any materials in this web site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and WHOI are trademarks of WHOI and may not be used for any purpose without the express written permission of the WHOI Media Relations Office.

Questions and Requests for Permission to Use:
Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this web site for any commercial or personal purpose should first be directed to:

The BCO Data Management Office (please see our contacts page)


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Media Relations Office, Fenno House, MS #40, Woods Hole, MA 02543,
508-289-3340, media AT