submitting data

MEDIN are delivering data through a network of accredited Data Archive Centres (DACs). The network is there to provide secure long-term storage of and access to marine data. Marine data encompasses a wide range of data types and usages and MEDIN is committed to providing as comprehensive a coverage as possible. New DACs in Marine Fisheries and Marine Historic Environment have recently been added.

The DACs listed below have all been through the accreditation process and their data holdings are provided through the MEDIN portal.

To submit, access or query data please contact the relevant DACs or MEDIN Enquiries.

for seabed and sub-seabed geology, geophysics data

BGS logo

for flora, fauna and habitat data

DASSH logo

for water column oceanographic data

BODC logo

for bathymetry data

UKHO logo

for marine meteorological (metocean) data

Met Office logo

for marine historic environment data

Historic Environment Scotland logo ADS logo

for marine fisheries data

Marince Scotland Science logo CEFAS logo DASSH logo

If you are unsure which data archive centre to submit data to please contact MEDIN Enquiries .

DAC data archiving projects

MEDIN has funded a number of small data archiving projects carried out by MEDIN DACs.

2015 projects

  • Sea angling data rescure sea angling data project (431 KB)
  • Delivering legacy bathymetry data legacy bathymetry data project (17 KB)
  • Digitising historical ship logs historic ship log data (291 KB)
  • Fishing effort data rescue fishing effort data project (952 KB)
  • Sharing geological data between DACs sharing geological data project (20 KB)
  • 2014 projects

    • Cefas Solent Bass Survey 1983-2014 Quality Assurance data archiving projects (1.4 MB)
    • Digitising of dive tapes held at RCAHMS data archiving projectst (13 KB)
    • Enhancing the metadata shared with the MEDIN portal data archiving projects (9 KB)
    • Heritage vocabularies data archiving projects (19 KB)

    related DAC documents

    • MEDIN Annual Report 2013 medin contract clause doc
    • MEDIN DAC Annual Report 2014 medin contract clause doc (166 KB)
    • MEDIN DAC Annual Report 2013 medin contract clause doc (257 KB)
    • Summary of the MEDIN DAC accreditation requirements medin dac accreditation requirements doc (185 KB)
    • MEDIN recommends a standard data collection clause to be used in contracts medin contract clause doc (26.8 KB)
    • MEDIN data flow case studies data flow document (39 KB)

    data not currently archived by DACs

    • MEDIN Position Paper - Social and Economic Data Social and economic data position document (44 KB)
    • Management of Underwater Sound Data in the UK pdf (361 KB