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1 National facility concerned with looking after and distributing marine data Part of NOC National Marine Facilities Serve science, education and industry, as well as the wider public Our staff include research scientists and IT specialists Starting premise - data must be secure and readily usable in the long term without reference to the originator.

2 GEBCO Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean (GEBCO) Operates under IOC/IHO Host digital atlas manager and web site Compile and distribute the GEBCO digital bathymetry Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Conducted under JCOMM (WMO/IOC) Delayed mode data management Maintain GLOSS station handbook International Argo Near-real time processing Delayed-mode quality control Southern Ocean Regional Centre

3 National Tide Gauge Network Remote monitoring, data retrieval, processing and quality control NERC Marine data centre One of six NERC data centres Ingest and make data available Deliver Inspire, EIR, open access & data.gov obligations Project data management ‘End-to-end’ approach Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Hosts MEDIN core team to improve access and stewardship of marine data with 30 partners

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5 Data Management Activities Quality control  Visualisation of data – “screening”  Anomalous data points marked (data unchanged)  Developing more complex automated systems Metadata assembly  Oracle tables  Link data to time, position, originator, restrictions, documentation (instrumentation, techniques, etc.) Audit Banking  Final version to a secure location  Accessible via web software Overall aim To manage & secure marine data for the long-term through the use of stable & maintained data formats.

6 Little point in data management unless the data are used – 72,205 requests 2012/13 (cf. 42,828 in 2005/06 & 6,366 in 2001/02) Direct contact requests by telephone & ~700 last year (cf /02) BODC’s CD-ROMs - successful media for project data ~150 last year (total 8244) Online data inventories & catalogues Online data delivery systems BODC Web Services Published Data Library Download interface software Near-real time data via sub-webs

7 Users now expect to search for, view & receive data via the internet User friendly systems with GIS interfaces Data automatically updated every evening Moving to deliver all data this way > 88,000 “series” from 148 organisations web searchable & down load via “shopping basket” > 20,000 in projects soon > 2,500,000 discrete samples soon Allow project/organisation specific portals Will still support the “personal” request service

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