Data Facilities

Data Facilities

British Oceanographic Data Centre

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility based at the Liverpool site of the National Oceanography Centre. BODC is responsible for the storage and distribution of data collected from the marine environment across a range of disciplines. BODC works closely with National Marine Facilities to gather and curate data that are made available for scientists to use long term. Stored data available from BODC include biological, chemical, physical and geophysical data for nearly 22,000 variables.

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British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility

The British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF) is based at the Southampton site of the National Oceanography Centre and is Britain’s national deep-sea core repository. BOSCORF contains state-of-the-art core logging facilities and is home to marine sediment cores, collected by the Natural Environmental Research Council’s ships and researchers. The storage and curation of cores stored at BOSCORF enables scientific communities to gain access to the cores.

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Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level

The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) is hosted at the Liverpool site of the National Oceanography Centre. The facility, which was established in 1933, uses data from a global network of tidal gauges for analysis and interpretation of sea level. Sea level data, collected and published by PSMSL, are available for use by the scientific community and industry.

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National Tidal and Sea Level Facility

The National Tidal and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF), based at the Liverpool site of the National Oceanography Centre, is the UK centre of excellence for sea level monitoring, coastal flood forecasting and the analysis of sea level extremes. It is the focus for sea level research in the UK and for its interpretation, which can be used to advise policy makers, planners and coastal engineers.

The NTSLF comprises the UK National Tide Gauge Network, geodetic networks for monitoring vertical land movements, and gauges in the British Dependent Territories of the South Atlantic and Gibraltar.

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NERC Data Catalogue Service

The Natural Environmental Research Data Catalogue Service (NERC DCS) maintains the metadata for NERC’s data holdings and information products. You can search the catalogue for data relating to atmosphere, oceans, biota, geo-science, inland waters and the environment, each of which are provided by the different NERC’s data centres across the UK (including BODC – based at the NOC).

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