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).

In addition, there are a number of vocabularies hosted on the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) where the labels for concepts in one vocabulary are created from a concatenation of concept labels from other vocabularies following an underlying semantic model.

Other vocabulary information: