To advance the environmental information enterprise,
NOAA/NWS will provide information in forms accessible to the public
as well as underlying data in forms convenient to additional processing,
to the extent practicable and within resource constraints.
Data and products will be made available in internet-accessible,
vendor-neutral form and will use other dissemination technologies,
e.g. satellite broadcast, NOAA Weather Radio, and wireless, as
Information will comply with recognized standards, formats, and
metadata descriptions to ensure data from different observing platforms,
databases, and models can be integrated and used by all interested
Standards used for dissemination of NOAA/NWS datasets will make
specifications freely available to the public and available to
the user community without charge or restriction. The standards
for data dissemination will be mature and well supported by industry.