Search the MEDIN Data Archive Centres
Welcome to the MEDIN portal. View the introduction.
The MEDIN portal is a metadata discovery service providing users with a single point of access to a well-balanced, authoritative marine metadata catalogue.
Please note this is a ‘work in progress’ and there will be an increase in number of records and coverage over the next 12 to 18 months.
Metadata records are available for UK marine data sets across all subject areas and disciplines. This includes UK organisations undertaking data collection in non-UK waters. There are other portals which contain data for more specific data themes or from a European rather than a UK perspective.
The main sources of metadata are the network of MEDIN accredited Data Archiving Centres (DACs). These currently include geophysical and geological data from the British Geological Survey (BGS), oceanographic data from the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), bathymetry data from the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and habitat and species data from the Data Archive on Seabed Species and Habitats (DASSH).
It is expected that the following major datasets and catalogues will be incorporated into the portal in the near future: the UK Directory for Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS), MERMAN, and marine metadata from the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).
The portal search facility allows for the copy and paste of the URL to ‘keep a search’ and return to the generated results page or send the link to others. There is also open search functionality on the portal.
If your dataset(s) are not here and you would like them included please email firstname.lastname@example.org