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Marine Environment Data and Information Network (MEDIN) - AE1703

MEDIN is aiming to improve access to and management of UK marine environmental data and information.

The MEDIN programme comprises seven work streams, as follows:
1.Network of Marine Data Archive Centres.
2.Standards for data and metadata, guidelines and tools
3.Web portal, products and services
4.International awareness, coordination and data delivery to global databases
5.Resources and Application Development
6.Communications and outreach
7.Core management: Coordination and Planning
During the period covered by this funding agreement, Defra have specific interests in:
a. The consolidation of MEDIN through a substantial increase in the potential for data discovery through the MEDIN Portal, specifically through increasing the number of metadata records in the portal;
b.Consolidation and expansion of the MEDIN DAC network as a fully functioning data archiving system;
c.Clarification and building the articulation between MEDIN and the UK Location Programme and other national and international generic data initiatives;
d.Supporting the making available of data for the purposes of implementation of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive;
e.Work to support the data management of Defra agencies, in particular to improve access to data and information to support the functioning of Marine Management Organisation;
f.Enhancing accessibility of data and information to support the functioning of Inshore Fisheries Conservation Agencies (IFCAs).
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2011

To: 2014

Cost: £564,009
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Long-Term Monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine