What is OPeNDAP?

OPeNDAP (the Open source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol) is a non-profit corporation established to develop and promote software that facilitates access to data via the network.

The OPeNDAP Data Access Protocol (OPeNDAP2) forms the core of the OPeNDAP effort.

The DODS DAP will become OPeNDAP2

OPeNDAP is not affiliated with a particular discipline data system such as NVODS, it is envisioned as a generic data exchange mechanism that lies at the core of a variety of discipline data systems.

The evolution of OPeNDAP will be guided by input from discipline data system.

OPeNDAP software will be open source.

OPeNDAP will seek funding indepdently of discipline data systems.