Marine Environmental Data and Information Network

Working together to improve access to and stewardship of marine data

MEDIN is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to UK marine data.

MEDIN is open to all with an interest in marine data and information. We are sponsored by a consortium of 14 sponsors and partnered with over 50 organisations. Our partners represent government departments and agencies, research organisations and private companies and have committed to practise good data management to help future-proof and secure UK’s valuable marine data. MEDIN reports to the Marine Science Coordination Committee.


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The MEDIN portal contains information about 14,000 marine datasets.

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UKDMOS is the United Kingdom Directory of Marine Observing Systems.




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Submit Data

MEDIN deliver data through a network of accredited Data Archive Centres (DACs). Find out how to submit data.

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Data Standards

Standards make it easy to find and re-use data. Find out about MEDIN's discovery metadata standard and data guidelines. 

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Marine Information

MEDIN are sharing knowledge and understanding by providing links to other marine data initiatives and resources.

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MEDIN Workshops

MEDIN holds workshops throughout the year to improve the uptake, knowledge and use of MEDIN Data.

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After the success of the first EMODnet Open Sea Lab hackathon in November 2017 in Antwerp (Belgium)

which gathered about 50 participants from fifteen countries, the European Commission DG MARE has

decided to reiterate the...

Please fill in this short survey which will only take around 10 minutes to complete. The survey is to help MEDIN find out just how valuable a service it provides to the UK marine community . It will take around 10 minutes to complete.

As a user of MEDIN, we value your opinion and need your feedback, on the services it provides. The survey is designed to gather information on how you use this service and how, if at all,...

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