What is BODC?

Iceberg in Antarctica. Polar regions have an important influence on the Earth's climate.
Iceberg in Antarctica. Polar regions have an important influence on the Earth's climate. ©

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment.

Our data holdings

We deal with biological, chemical, physical and geophysical data. Our databases contain measurements of nearly 22,000 different variables. Many of our staff have direct experience of marine data collection and analysis. They work alongside information technology specialists to ensure that data are documented and stored for current and future use.

Our approach

Our approach to marine data management involves

Why do we do it?

Data are precious — they are fundamental to the understanding of the processes that control our natural environment.

The data help provide answers to both local questions (such as the likelihood of coastal flooding) or global issues (such as the impact of climate change). The better we can predict these events, the better we can protect ourselves into the future.


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