BODC's role

BODC is the Designated Data Centre for digital information arising from the Liverpool - East Anglia Coastal Study 2 (LEACOAST2) thematic programme. In particular, it has responsibility for the quality control, integration and long-term stewardship of data sets obtained from the fieldwork undertaken during the programme.

The main aims of data management for projects such as LEACOAST2 are

  • To facilitate the interchange of data within the project community
  • To provide advice, and assistance when appropriate, to project scientists in the management, working up and quality assurance of their data
  • To assemble the project data into a single high quality coherent data set, maintaining the spatial and temporal relationships between the data
  • To ensure that the data are adequately documented and that reasonable steps are taken to assure their quality
  • To ensure the final banking and publication by CD-ROM of the project data set