Take a look through inventories, catalogues and directories maintained by BODC.
These tools provide an interface to databases containing metadata records on data collections.
Summary of BODC holdings
Access to information describing data sets held by BODC — a subset of the information held in the European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED).
Read about and search the cruise inventory.
EDMED is a European standard for indexing and searching data sets relating to the marine environment.
GLOSS is a programme coordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for the establishment of global and regional sea level networks.
NERC data catalogue
The NERC Data Catalogue Service allows you to find data resources held within the NERC catalogue.
Metadata deposit conditions
Read about the BODC conditions in depositing metadata with BODC.
BODC operates the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) web service, which provides access to controlled vocabularies.
NVS Search tool
Use this tool to search through the controlled vocabularies provided by the NERC vocabulary server.
The vocabulary editor allows external authorities access to their vocabularies without the need for manual interaction by BODC.
NVS vocabulary builder
The vocabulary builder allows users to browse vocabularies based on their semantic building blocks.
BODC parameter codes
Parameter dictionaries are used to label parameters with a standard description rather than allowing personal interpretation. Read more about BODC parameter codes and dictionaries.
A combined SeaDataNet and MarineXML Vocabulary Content Governance Group (SeaVoX) has been set up to keep vocabulary content up to date.
BODC distributes data in various standard formats and bespoke sea level formats.
BODC Request format
This is a generalised output format to handle most types of data held in the BODC databases.
Ocean data view format
This is an ASCII output format to handle profile, time series and trajectory data held in the BODC databases.
QXF is BODC's primary datacycle storage format.
CF netCDF format
This data format was developed as a community standard for encoding data in netCDF.
AXF format was established by BODC as an exchange and archive format.
GEBCO grid formats
The General bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) develops global gridded bathymetric data sets.
Sea level formats
BODC hold and distribute sea level data from a variety of initiatives. Data are made available in several standard formats as required by the applications.
Find out about the range of marine data products, Web Services and software products available from BODC.
Help and hints
Provided to help you use our web site and find out about updates to our data products.
Using this website
Help with using this web site, including information on site accessibility, access keys, site styles, our content disclaimer and copyright and privacy policies.
Find out about updates to the interface software provided with BODC data products.
Information on errata for our data products.
Glossary and acronyms
Explanations of some scientific terms and acronyms used on the site.
A set of frequently asked questions.
Portals and links
Provides coordinated access to themed data across our web site and to further data and information elsewhere on the web.
Sea level portal
We are working on this portal, so eventually you will be able to search through all of BODC's sea level data holdings and, where possible, download the data.
View the BODC links directory. Our links directory uses modified information obtained from the Open Directory Project.
The MEDIN web site is a portal to data and information concerning the marine environment.