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We would value your feedback - 16 October 2015
BODC are reviewing our website and data delivery mechanisms. We are inviting feedback from the user community about their preferences and experiences of searching and interacting with marine data holdings. [more]
Vocabulary search interface released - 28 September 2015
BODC announces the release of its search client for the NERC Vocabulary Server, NVS2.0. This tool provides easy access to nearly 200 controlled vocabularies, describing over 100,000 environmental metadata terms. [more]
BODC at GEOTRACES Annual Meeting - 10 August 2015
BODC attended recent meetings of the GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee and Data Management Committee in Vancouver, Canada. These annual meetings discuss data management, along with the overall running of the project. [more]
BODC working with BCO-DMO on GEOTRACES - 15 July 2015
GEOTRACES Data Manager Abby Bull and Head of BODC Graham Allen recently visited colleagues at the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) at Woods Hole, USA. [more]
A Korean delegation visits BODC - 13 July 2015
Members of the BODC team met with three delegates from the Republic of Korea (from Sungkyunkwan University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KiSTi)) when they visited Liverpool in June. [more]
Surgewatch: making sea level data more discoverable - 30 June 2015
Surgewatch is a database set up to provide a UK-wide record of high sea level and coastal flood events covering the last 100 years. [more]
ODIP: solving the 'patchwork data' problem - 28 May 2015
The 4th ODIP workshop was hosted by BODC in Liverpool during April 2015. ODIP is a project aiming to establish a means of sharing and managing marine data seamlessly between the EU, USA and Australia. [more]
BODC at Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference - 18 March 2015
BODC will be present at the 11th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference. Hosted by the University of Manchester, it takes place at Manchester Conference Centre on 23—24 March 2015. [more]
NERC EnviroHack 2015 Kicks Off - 27 February 2015
NERC's EnviroHack began today. This hackathon event, organised by BODC and CEH, provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate and create value from environmental data sets. [more]
Rescuing historic Maltese tide gauge data - 25 February 2015
By restoring historic tide gauge data from Malta and making it available to the public, BODC and the UK Hydrographic Office hope to shed new light on past tsunamis and climate change in the Mediterranean. [more]
BODC quoted in The Observer - 29 January 2015
A Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry (SSB) NERC research cruise, on which BODC provided onboard data management, was featured in The Observer newspaper. [more]
BODC to host environmental data hackathon - 12 January 2015
EnviroHack, a BODC and CEH-organised hackathon will take place in London in February, providing an opportunity to collaborate and create value from environmental data. [more]