Data, information and services
It is very expensive to collect data in the ocean, which is a constantly changing environment. Consequently we need to preserve these valuable data assets for the long term and make them easily available. Basic data, suitably interpreted, is the bedrock of all scientific knowledge about the oceans and underpins the ability to provide advice and information products and services to government, business, industry and the public. For this reason NOC hosts a variety of national facilities and information and data services.
Products and services
A wide range of products and services will help you get the most from our science.
What we offer
About data management
Many advances and fresh insights in marine research have been made by scientists re-examining data combined from various sources.
British Oceanographic Data Centre
Our databases contain measurements of nearly 22,000 different variables - BODC website.