BODC's role

BODC is the NERC designated data centre responsible for the management of data sets originating from the UK DIMES programme. The role of BODC is

  • To facilitate the interchange of quality-controlled and documented data sets within the project community.
  • To assemble quality-controlled and documented data sets from the cruise into a relational database, so that spatial and temporal links between multiple parameters are maintained.
  • To provide advice and assistance (when appropriate) to project scientists in the management, working up and quality assurance of their data.
  • To assure the long-term stewardship of data sets arising from the DIMES programme for the future benefit of the wider scientific community.

Data management for US DIMES is being undertaken by the CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office (CCHDO) and the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC).

Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment in the Southern Ocean (DIMES)