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Today's mission: glider data management - 19 December 2012
Three members of BODC have just returned from a scientific mission where they worked with European colleagues to formalise protocols for glider data management. [more]
Nations united by a common language - 12 December 2012
The quote "Two nations separated by a common language", attributed to George Bernard Shaw, has often been used to describe the relationship between the UK and the USA. At the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, it appears that, in the words of Bob Dylan, "the times they are a-changin". [more]
Today's recipe: how to build a bathymetric grid - 23 November 2012
In order to assist and encourage further participation in development work, the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) community has created a technical reference manual, the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, on how to build bathymetric grids. [more]
Numerical model data portal - 09 November 2012
BODC announce the launch of our numerical model data portal. This provides searching, visualisation and data download mechanisms for numerical model data. [more]
One million Argo profiles - 02 November 2012
On the 30th October 2012 Argo met another milestone — one million data profiles. [more]
Adding 'sparkle' to the NERC Vocabulary Server - 03 October 2012
We announce the launch of a SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (pronounced 'sparkle') end-point for the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS2.0). [more]
Gliding over the edge - 17 July 2012
Mark Hebden, a BODC Data Scientist, recently returned from RRS Discovery cruise D376. This is the first cruise for FASTNEt, a four-year initiative to improve understanding of the physical and biogeochemical exchanges occuring across continental shelf edge margins. [more]
NERC Vocabulary Server - 08 May 2012
We announce the launch of a new version of the NERC Vocabulary Server, NVS2.0 [more]
Published Data Library (PDL) - 02 April 2012
BODC announce the launch of an operational prototype Published Data Library. This provides snapshots of specially chosen data sets, archived using rigorous version management. [more]
UK Ocean Acidification - 14 March 2012
BODC announces the launch of the data management web pages for the UK Ocean Acidification (UKOA) programme. UKOA is the UK's response to the call for increased effort into this emerging science area following widespread concerns about ocean acidification. [more]
Oceanology International 2012 (Oi12) - 08 March 2012
BODC are participating in Oceanology International 2012 (Oi12). It takes place from 13-15 March 2012 at ExCeL London. We'll be demonstrating our current projects and developments, so come and visit us and pick up a BODC brochure and a badge! [more]