Getting Science On a Sphere®

Science On a Sphere® is a patented turnkey system available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration, NOAA. The process for acquiring SOS is straightforward and begins with emailing From first contact with NOAA to final installation, the process takes several months. The SOS installation calendar tends to fill up several months out, so be sure to contact NOAA early if you have specific installation dates in mind.

This page provides information for Science On a Sphere installation planning. If you are interested in getting SOS Explorer (SOSx), please visit our SOS Explorer tab to find information About SOSx and SOSx Mobile, Downloading SOSx Mobile, and Acquiring SOSx.