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Our national role

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UK National Marine Data Centre

As a national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment we have a range of roles and responsibilities

Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)

BODC hosts the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) core team. MEDIN is a UK group working together to improve access and stewardship of marine data. The group comprises over 30 partners representing the whole marine sector, from government departments to research institutions to private companies. MEDIN is an open partnership that welcomes new members. Its key areas of work are:

For more information about MEDIN visit its web site which has been set up to provide access to marine data and information. MEDIN also produce a quarterly newsletter 'Marine Data News', which provides regular updates on marine data activities across the marine community.

MEDIN reports to the Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC) (formerly the Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology), a government committee with two primary purposes:


Related BODC pages

Our international role     What we do with your data
    Project data management

Related external links

NERC Data Policy      National Tide & Sea Level Facility (NTSLF)
UK Directory of Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS)     Scottish Government
UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy (UKMMAS)     Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)      Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC)