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Improving Cross-linkages between databases used to store marine monitoring data - ME1417


(Key Customer) Purpose - Why is the R&D needed?
There is a requirement to know where, when and what is being monitored by the UK in the marine environment. Currently this information on monitoring programmes is not held or accessible from a central point. It is intended that this information be made available in the form of a metadata catalogue that will provide rapid access to the scientific community and public. This will support the requirements of the UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy and provide a discovery resource for legislation such as the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

Summary Objectives

It is proposed to construct and populate a single application whose working title is ‘United Kingdom Directory of Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS)’. The metadatabase would be searchable in a GIS format and available to download metadata via the web. In addition, an initial assessment of options for the integration and long term custodianship of data taken for WFD within ongoing data management initiatives in the UK and Europe will be made. This will include a review of European and UK data initiatives.

Project Documents
• Final Report : ME1417 Final Report Improving Cross-Linkages Between Databases Used to Store Marine Monitoring Data   (737k)
• Abstract : Where and why are we monitoring the UK marine environment and how can we co-ordinate these efforts?   (314k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2008

Cost: £69,052
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Environmental Protection              
Marine Monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine