British Oceanographic Data Centre

Equipment Type: British Oceanographic Data Centre

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment.

BODC deals with biological, chemical, physical and geophysical data. Our databases contain measurements of nearly 22,000 different variables. Many of our staff have direct experience of marine data collection and analysis. They work alongside information technology specialists to ensure that data are documented and stored for current and future use.

The BODC approach to marine data management involves

Careful storage, quality control and archiving of data so they are unaffected by changes in technology and will be available into the future.

Distributing data to scientists, education, industry and the public — our goal is to enable online access to all data via our web site.

Working alongside scientists during marine research projects — we provide a data management service during the lifetime of the project.

Contact Name: 
Ian Moores
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Available for use/hire by external contacts