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National Marine Environment Data Co- ordinator 2 - AE1038

Summary Objective
In partnership with other government departments and agencies, this project implements the day-to-day data policies of the Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology (IACMST) by maintaining an inventory of all available UK sources of marine environmental data and facilitating the management and quality control of data holding. It will also maintain links to the Coastal Data Co-ordination project (AE1039), including development of a plan to co-ordinate information provision for the coastal zone.

Key Customer Purpose
Promote exchange of information on marine environmental data and data handling by helping develop polices on data co-ordination, leading to more cost effective use of data.

This collaboration operates within the framework of the Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology (IACMST) Marine Environmental Data Co-ordinator and Action Group (MEDAG) and is co-funded by the Environmental Agency, Fisheries Research Services (Scottish Executive), UK Hydrological Office (UKHO), Met Office, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, in addition to Defra.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2008

Cost: £82,270
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Natural Environment Research Council, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine