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BODC has forged partnerships with six centres
BODC has forged partnerships with six centres ©

10 June 2008

To encourage a coordinated approach to marine data management, BODC has forged partnerships with six of NERC's centres. More information can be found under ‘Partners’, a new section introduced to our web site.

The six centres are the

Each centre has a BODC staff member who acts as their Laboratory Liaison Officer (LLO). The LLOs make regular visits to ensure that data collected can be identified. This allows them to be managed properly and curated for long-term use by the public, which is a prerequisite to all NERC funded research.

The current NERC funded Oceans 2025 research programme involves all of NERC's marine centres and national facilities, and draws together the strengths of the individual organisations. Its aim is to improve understanding of ocean behaviour, response to climate change and subsequent impacts on society through cross-disciplinary partnership research.

These partnerships have become increasingly important under the Oceans 2025 framework. They also help NERC and its research centres to meet their legal obligations under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations.

The NERC-managed activity at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS) and the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), Liverpool were bought together to form the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) on 01 April 2010.


Related BODC pages

More news and events       Our partnership with NOC, Liverpool
Our partnership with BAS       Our partnership with SAMS
Our partnership with NOC, Southampton       Our partnership with SMRU
Our partnership with PML       Freedom of Information

Related external links

British Antarctic Survey (BAS)      Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
National Oceanography Centre (NOC)      Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)      Oceans 2025