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Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN)

Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) [http://www.oceannet.org/] is a partnership of UK organisations, both public and private, which aim to improve access to marine data. Data types include bathymetry, human impact, marine archaeology, marine biodiversity, marine chemistry, marine geology and geophysics, and physical oceanography. Data guidelines are provided under each of these topics, which are summarised here.

Bathymetry:
Bathymetric data, tidal elevation data, sidescan sonar data.

Human Impact:
Archiving of digital images, marine recreation data, litter data, underwater noise data.

Marine archaeology:
Archiving of digital images.

Marine biodiversity:
Ad-hoc sightings; archiving of digital images; species and benthos data by grab or core; photo-identification of cetaceans; net, pot, and trap data; species and benthos data by trawl or dredge; video survey data on species and benthos; moored oceanographic instrument data; data collected by underway oceanographic sampling; oceanographic vertical profile data; shellfish stock assessment data; water sampling.

Marine chemistry:
Archiving of digital images, moored oceanographic instrument data, data collected by oceanographic sampling, oceanographic vertical profiling data, data on water samples.

Marine geology and geophysics:
Archiving of digital images, marine gravimeter/gravity data, magnetometer/magnetic gradiometer data, seismic data, bathymetric data, species and benthos data by grab or core, sampled sediment and rock characteristics, sidescan sonar data.

Physical oceanography:
Archiving of digital images, moored oceanographic instrument data, data collected by underway oceanographic sampling, oceanographic vertical profile data, ADCP data, recordings of underwater noise, tidal elevation data.

Associated guidelines are available at the website provided above.