Marine Environment Monitoring and Assessment National database (MERMAN)

Project specific

The documents found on this page are relevant to MERMAN data submitters and are downloadable. Documents include the data submission templates and a number of submission guidance notes, which are updated annually.

Registered users are able to upload or extract data via the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Portal. To enquire about registration, please contact the MERMAN Database Managers or the Responsible Officer for your CMA.

Data submissions for CMAs

The most recent data submission templates are available below — CMAs should click on the appropriate Microsoft Excel icon icon to access each file and refer to the 'MERMAN User Guide' (below) for instructions on how to complete these templates. 

These templates were last updated on 12 September 2017..

Once data have been entered, please save the file as comma-separated ASCII (CSV format) and upload it to the Defra portal as instructed. A copy should also be sent to the MERMAN Database Managers.

Guidance for CMAs

The following documents are intended to give guidance to MERMAN users. CMAs should click on the appropriate PDF Icon icon, to download the file.


Related MERMAN pages at BODC

Project overview     Assessments and data access
BODC's role     Other links