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The cruise inventory is a catalogue of UK research vessel activities dating from 1947 to the present day. Currently, it contains entries for 15867 cruises from 751 individual ships. It also contains details of non-UK marine research activities in British territorial waters.
Part of the UK's National Oceanography Centre, BODC provide instant access to over 130,000 unique data sets.
Our data helps provide answers to both local questions such as the likelihood of coastal flooding, or global issues such as the impact of climate change.Learn more about us
Argo aims to deploy a global array of profiling floats. This will result in the long-term systematic measurement of physical state of the upper ocean. BODC acts as the UK Argo Data Centre and the Southern Ocean Argo Regional Centre.
Marine Environment Monitoring and Assessment National database (MERMAN)
MERMAN is a new national database designed to hold and provide access to data collected under the Clean Safe Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP) - formerly the National Marine Monitoring Programme (NMMP).
General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)
The goal of GEBCO is to provide the most authoritative, publicly-available bathymetry for the world's oceans.
Gliders are buoyancy driven autonomous vehicles, which undertake measurements throughout the water column for several months at a time. Measurements can include temperature, salinity, pressure, levels of oxygen and ocean colour (i.e. algae, near the surface or stirred up sediment). The gliders transmit data each time they surface by communicating with the shore station over an Iridium link.