The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) web site (http://www.oceannet.org/) has been relaunched with a new look and added features.MEDIN
is a partnership of UK organisations, both public and private sector,
committed to improving access to marine data. It sits alongside its
sibling working group the Underwater Sound Forum (USF) and both groups
report directly to the Marine Science Coordination Committee (MSCC).
are establishing a network of marine data archive centres (DACs) to
provide secure long-term storage for marine data. This network will
provide the capability to upload and retrieve data. The OceanNET web
site provides details on how, and to whom, data should be submitted.
ease of discovery and use of data, standards are essential and MEDIN
has an agreed process, involving key stakeholders, to approve standards
for use by MEDIN partners. The OceanNET web site provides access to
these agreed standards, along with MEDIN meeting details, articles and
a range of publications for download or hardcopy request.
Users can subscribe to MEDIN’s e-newsletter, Marine Data News, as well as downloading Adobe PDF documents of past issues.