The ‘self service’ tools provided below allow you to retrieve data directly from our web site.
You may be required to register as a ‘BODC web user’ prior to accessing some of the data. This is an important, yet quick and easy, process. The information you provide will enable us to inform you of the progress of your request and incorporate your details into your data licence agreement.
All data series
Access all data (including CTD profiles, currents, samples and wave data) held in our database.
Access all Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) data held in our database.
Current meter series
Access all instrumentally recorded currents data held in our database.
Access all glider metadata held in our database.
Access all discrete samples data held in our database.
Wave data series
Access all instrumentally recorded wave data series held in our database.
Hosted data systems
At BODC, we host data systems for wider UK and International programmes and collaborations.
Access Sea level data from the UK Tide Gauge Network, GLOSS/WOCE/Clivar projects and our holdings of Bottom Pressure Recorder (BPR) data.
Obtain data acquired from Argo floats. Temperature and salinity profiles, metadata or trajectories may be obtained.
GEBCO gridded bathymetry data
Obtain General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean's gridded bathymetry data sets. GEBCO’s gridded bathymetric data sets are global terrain models for ocean and land available for download in a number of formats.
Here you will find tools that allow you to search inventories, catalogues and directories maintained by BODC. The tools listed here provide an interface to databases containing descriptive information (metadata records) on data collections.
Access to a global first level inventory which provides information on who has collected what, where and when during research cruises.
Access to information describing data sets held by more than 600 centres across Europe including those held by BODC.
Details about the network of over 300 sea level recording sites distributed around the world that supply sea level data to the Permanent Service of Mean Sea Level (PSMSL).
NERC Data Catalogue Service
Access to information describing data held by all of the Natural Environment Research Council’s designated data centres including those held by BODC.
Summary of BODC holdings
Access to information describing data sets held by BODC — a subset of the information held in the EDMED.
BODC operates the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) web service, which provides access to controlled vocabularies. Some of these vocabularies are totally managed by BODC but others have external content governance authorities (e.g. SeaVox).
The following tools are provided to allow users to search and edit vocabularies (where authorised).
Allows users to search for a vocabulary or for terms within a vocabulary.
Allows external authorities access to their vocabularies without the need for manual interaction by BODC.
This web based tool allows a user to search these vocabularies based on the constituent elements of the semantic model that have been used to build up the preferred label.
(P01) is a collection of controlled vocabularies for parameter management.