Data Roadmap

One of the challenges faced by marine scientists is the availability of quality data. The marine environment poses particular challenges in respect of immediate accessibility. Variable conditions impose limitations on what can be achieved with data collection and equally, access to appropriate infrastructure often incurs significant expense. The INSITE Data Roadmap aims to provide a repository for data sharing across all of the research projects and with the wider stakeholder group.

State of the UK's birds
Source RSPB
Data type Observations, Report, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Birds
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1999
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Birds
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://www.rspb.org.uk/forprofessionals/science/sotukb/index.aspx
Contact
Email
Notes
Seabirds at Sea database
Source JNCC
Data type Observations, Report, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Birds
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2012
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Lat and long
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Birds
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-4469
Contact Mark Lewis
Email mark.lewis@jncc.gov.uk
Notes Working towards shape file data with OBIS
Atlas of cetacean distribution in north-west European waters
Source JNCC
Data type Surveys
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel, PDF
Species Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1973
Collection end date 2003
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2713
Contact
Email
Notes
Atlas of seabird distribution in north-west European waters
Source JNCC
Data type Surveys
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Birds
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1979
Collection end date 1995
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Birds
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2407
Contact
Email
Notes
OBIS seamap
Source OBIS
Data type Metocean, Surveys, Time series
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all), UK (England only), UK (Scotland only)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format SHP
Species Birds, Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2002
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Acoustics, Chlorophyll, Contaminants, Marine mammal observations, Plankton
Atmosphere Birds
Collated GBIF
Web location http://seamap.env.duke.edu/
Contact Edward Vanden Berghe
Email
Notes Interactive map is available online, for individual data sets contact contributer
UKBenthos
Source Oil and Gas UK
Data type Benthic seabed, Surveys, Time series
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Access, Excel, SHP
Species Benthic invertebrates
Infrastructure Platforms
Collection start date 1975
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Biomass, Epifauna, Grain size, Infauna, Other, Sediment composition, Species, Total hydrocarbons
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated UK Benthos
Web location http://oilandgasuk.co.uk/knowledgecentre/uk_benthos_database.cfm
Contact Paul Kingston
Email
Notes
Coastal Temperature Network
Source CEFAS
Data type Time series
Country UK (England only)
Access Registration access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1904
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location https://www.cefas.co.uk/cefas-data-hub/sea-temperature-and-salinity-trends/data-sets/
Contact
Email
Notes 24 ongoing monitoring stations, different start dates for each
Ferry Route 52°N: Salinity and Temperature
Source CEFAS
Data type Time series
Country Netherlands, UK (England only)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1970
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Nutrients
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location https://www.cefas.co.uk/cefas-data-hub/sea-temperature-and-salinity-trends/data-sets/
Contact
Email
Notes
SmartBuoys (MEROS)
Source CEFAS
Data type Time series
Country UK (England only)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Chlorophyll, Nutrients, Other
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location https://www.cefas.co.uk/cefas-data-hub/smartbuoys/
Contact
Email
Notes
Current UKCS Installations
Source UK Government
Data type Structures
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel
Species None
Infrastructure Platforms
Collection start date 1967
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth NA
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/482440/Installations_December_v1.xls
Contact
Email
Notes
Inventory of Offshore Installations
Source ODIMS
Data type Structures
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure Platforms
Collection start date 1999
Collection end date 2013
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.ospar.org/data
Contact Sylvie Ashe
Email sylvie.ashe@ospar.org
Notes
Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Programme
Source ODIMS
Data type Atmosphere, Time series
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1987
Collection end date 2011
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Aerosols, Other
Collated
Web location http://www.ospar.org/data
Contact Wenche Aas
Email waa@nilu.no
Notes
Discharges, Spills and Emissions from Offshore Oil and Gas Installations
Source ODIMS
Data type Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel, PDF, Word
Species None
Infrastructure Platforms
Collection start date 1984
Collection end date 2011
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Drill cuttings, Total hydrocarbons
Water column Contaminants, Discharged production water
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.ospar.org/data
Contact Sylvie Ashe
Email sylvie.ashe@ospar.org
Notes
Levels and Trends in Marine Contaminants and their Biological Effects
Source ODIMS
Data type Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format CSV, PDF, SHP
Species Benthic invertebrates
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1996
Collection end date 2012
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Total hydrocarbons
Water column Contaminants
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.ospar.org/data
Contact
Email info@ices.dk
Notes
Offshore Wind-farms
Source ODIMS
Data type Structures
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date 2013
Collection end date 2014
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Birds, None
Collated
Web location http://www.ospar.org/data
Contact Sylvie Ashe
Email sylvie.ashe@ospar.org
Notes
OSPAR Habitats in the North-East Atlantic Ocean
Source ODIMS
Data type Metocean
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format SHP
Species Benthic invertebrates
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1847
Collection end date 2014
Metadata Location
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Epifauna, Infauna, Other, Sediment composition, Species
Water column Other
Atmosphere None
Collated EMODNet
Web location http://www.ospar.org/data
Contact Graeme Duncan
Email osparmapping@jncc.gov.uk
Notes
Offshore wind electricity map
Source Crown Estate
Data type Infrastructure locations, Structures
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date 2009
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth NA
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-and-infrastructure/downloads/
Contact
Email enquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk
Notes
Cables and pipelines
Source Crown Estate
Data type Infrastructure locations, Structures
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure Cables and Pipelines, Pipelines
Collection start date 2015
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-and-infrastructure/downloads/
Contact Jack Steven
Email enquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk
Notes
COWRIE
Source Crown Estate
Data type Benthic seabed, Infrastructure locations, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Benthic invertebrates, Birds, Fish, Mammals
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date 2004
Collection end date 2011
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Sediment composition
Water column Acoustics, Fish, Fishing effort, Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere Birds
Collated
Web location http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-and-infrastructure/downloads/
Contact
Email enquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk
Notes
Maps and GIS data
Source Crown Estate
Data type Infrastructure locations, Structures
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure Cables and Pipelines, Other subsea structures, Platforms, Renewables
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-and-infrastructure/downloads/
Contact
Email enquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk
Notes
Offshore Wind Programme
Source Crown Estate
Data type Infrastructure locations
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean Meteorological measurements
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/energy-and-infrastructure/downloads/
Contact
Email enquiries@thecrownestate.co.uk
Notes
BGS Seabed and sub-seabed geology
Source BGS
Data type Benthic seabed
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format other, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure Other subsea structures
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Drill cuttings, Grain size, Habitat type, Sediment composition, Total hydrocarbons
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://www.bgs.ac.uk/services/NGDC/management/marine/MEDINDataArchiveCentre.html
Contact
Email enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Notes
UKHO Bathymetry data
Source UKHO
Data type Benthic seabed
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format other, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://www.ukho.gov.uk/inspire/pages/home.aspx
Contact
Email customerservices@ukho.gov.uk
Notes
Archive for Marine Species and Habitat Data
Source DASSH
Data type Benthic seabed, Observations, Report, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel, image, other, PDF
Species Benthic invertebrates, Birds, Fish, Mammals, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Biomass, Epifauna, Habitat type, Infauna, Microbes, Species
Water column Fish, Marine mammal observations, Plankton
Atmosphere Birds
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://www.dassh.ac.uk/
Contact
Email dassh.enquiries@mba.ac.uk
Notes
MAREANO
Source MAREANO
Data type Benthic seabed, Metocean, Surveys, Water column
Country Norway
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Fish, Mammals, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Epifauna, Habitat type, Infauna, Sediment composition, Species
Water column Contaminants, Fish, Nutrients, Plankton
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.mareano.no/en/results
Contact Aksel R. Eikemo
Email aksel.eikemo@fiskeridir.no
Notes The website is available in English but maps and data files are in Norwegian
Map of the Norwegian continental shelf
Source NPD
Data type Benthic seabed, Infrastructure locations, Structures
Country Norway
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format image, PDF
Species None
Infrastructure Platforms
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.npd.no/en/Maps/Map-of-the-NCS/
Contact
Email postboks@npd.no
Notes
Archiving Oil and Gas Industry Site Survey Data
Source BGS
Data type Report
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2010
Collection end date 2010
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated MEDIN
Web location http://www.oceannet.org/online_data_by_theme/uk_commercial_organisations/oil_and_gas.html
Contact A E Richardson
Email enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Notes Pilot feasibility study
Petroleum Operations Notice No. 9b - Record and sample requirements for onshore geophysical surveys and wells data
Source DECC
Data type Benthic seabed, Infrastructure locations, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel, PDF, Word
Species None
Infrastructure Platforms
Collection start date 2012
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-digital-data-exchange-format
Contact Phil Harrison
Email phil.harrison@oga.gsi.gov.uk
Notes there is a delay on the release of data
Channel Coastal Observatory
Source CCO
Data type Metocean
Country UK (England only)
Access Registration access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website, PDF, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2010
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Currents, Meteorological measurements, Temperature
Depth Surface
Seabed Other
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.channelcoast.org/
Contact
Email cco@channelcoast.org
Notes habitat type recorded
ICES Data Portal
Source ICES
Data type Benthic seabed, Metocean, Surveys, Time series, Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Fish, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1889
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Biomass, Epifauna, Infauna, Species
Water column Contaminants, Fish, Fishing effort, Plankton
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://ices.dk/marine-data/dataset-collections/Pages/default.aspx
Contact
Email info@ices.dk
Notes can request data files
FerryBox
Source EuroGOOS
Data type Metocean, Surveys, Water column
Country Global
Access Permission required
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2003
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Salinity, Temperature
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Chlorophyll, Nutrients, Ocean acidification parameters
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.ferrybox.com/
Contact Wilhelm Petersen
Email wilhelm.petersen@hzg.de
Notes authorised registered users can download, anyone can view
Argo Floats
Source BODC
Data type Metocean, Time series
Country Global
Access Permission required
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1999
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean Currents, Salinity, Temperature
Depth > 100 m
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated BODC
Web location http://www.bodc.ac.uk/data/online_delivery/argo/
Contact
Email aic@jcommops.org
Notes data can be requested
Marine stocks and species
Source The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
Data type Observations, Report, Surveys
Country Norway
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Fish, Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2009
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column Fish, Fishing effort, Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.fisheries.no/ecosystems-and-stocks/marine_stocks/
Contact
Email postmottak@nfd.dep.no
Notes online reports
Fisheries statistics
Source EuroStat
Data type Surveys, Time series
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Fish
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2000
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column Fish, Fishing effort
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Fishery_statistics_in_detail
Contact
Email EC-CENTRAL-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu
Notes
UK pipelines
Source UK Government
Data type Infrastructure locations
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel
Species None
Infrastructure Cables and Pipelines
Collection start date 1967
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/435518/pipelines.xls
Contact
Email christopher.duguid@oga.gsi.gov.uk
Notes
Wind Europe
Source Wind Europe
Data type Infrastructure locations, Surveys
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date 1982
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://windeurope.org/about-wind/reports/
Contact
Email info@windeurope.org
Notes reports
KIS-ORCA Offshore map
Source SeaFish
Data type Infrastructure locations
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Cables and Pipelines, Platforms, Renewables
Collection start date 2012
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.kis-orca.eu/map
Contact
Email kingfisher@seafish.co.uk
Notes interactive map
SMRU marine mammal report Strategic Environmental Assessment 5
Source UK Government
Data type Observations, Report, Surveys
Country UK (Scotland only)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2004
Collection end date 2004
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column Acoustics, Contaminants, Discharged production water, Fishing effort, Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/197386/SEA5_TR_Mammals_SMRU.pdf
Contact Phil Hammond
Email psh2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Notes report
Mathematical Unit of North Sea Mathematical Models
Source Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Data type Observations
Country Belgium
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Fish, Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2001
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Fish, Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.mumm.ac.be/EN/Management/Nature/search_strandings.php
Contact
Email webmaster@mumm.ac.be
Notes
Using standardised counting methods for seabirds to monitor marine mammals in the Dutch North Sea from fixed platforms
Source Bureau Waardenburg
Data type Report, Surveys
Country Netherlands
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Birds, Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2003
Collection end date 2011
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere Birds
Collated
Web location https://wild.nrel.gov/node/291
Contact Ruben Fijn
Email r.c.fijn@buwa.nl
Notes paper
Marine mammals in Belgium
Source Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Data type Observations
Country Belgium
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2013
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.marinemammals.be/observations
Contact
Email jhaelters@naturalsciences.be
Notes
MEFEPO North Sea Atlas
Source NOC Liverpool
Data type Benthic seabed, Metocean, Report, Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Benthic invertebrates, Birds, Fish, Mammals, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2009
Collection end date 2009
Metadata None
Metocean Currents, Salinity, Temperature
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Biomass, Epifauna, Infauna, Species
Water column Fish, Fishing effort, Marine mammal observations, Nutrients, Plankton
Atmosphere Birds
Collated
Web location https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/mefepo/documents/wp1/atlases/NS_Atlas_English.pdf
Contact Chris Frid
Email mefepo@liv.ac.uk
Notes
Wreck Register
Source Swedish Maritime Museum
Data type Structures
Country Sweden
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Wrecks
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.sjohistoriska.se/sv/
Contact
Email registrator@maritima.se
Notes The museum collates the Swedish national wreck database. Under Swedish law this information is available to the public but is not all online.
Norwegian wreck register
Source Norwegian Maritime Museum
Data type Structures
Country Norway
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Wrecks
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.marmuseum.no/en/
Contact Eyvind Bagle
Email eyvind.bagle@marmuseum.no
Notes Norwegian shipwreck register is available in Norwegian
St George Shipwreck Museum
Source St George Shipwreck Museum
Data type Structures
Country Denmark
Access Permission required
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format
Species None
Infrastructure Wrecks
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.strandingsmuseet.dk/
Contact
Email
Notes Museum archives shipwrecks around Jutland. Not online, website in Danish
Shipwreck Index of the British Isles
Source Lloyd's Registry
Data type Structures
Country UK (all)
Access Fee required
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format hard copy
Species None
Infrastructure Wrecks
Collection start date 1995
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location
Contact
Email
Notes Larn, R and Larn, B. Shipwreck Index of the British Isles (London, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, 1995-ongoing). Comprehensive listing of all wrecks by UK coastal area.
L'Archéologie sous les mers
Source French Ministry for Culture
Data type Structures
Country France
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Wrecks
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/archeosm/en/
Contact
Email
Notes
Wrecksite
Source EU
Data type Structures
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Registration access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Wrecks
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.wrecksite.eu/
Contact
Email
Notes
Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR)
Source SAHFOS
Data type Surveys, Time series, Water column
Country Global
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format CSV
Species Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1931
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean None
Depth > 10 m
Seabed None
Water column Plankton
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.sahfos.ac.uk/cpr-data/introduction.aspx
Contact
Email sahfos@sahfos.ac.uk
Notes
Gas flaring at oil terminals and producing offshore fields
Source UK Government
Data type Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format Excel
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2014
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Flaring
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/guidance/oil-and-gas-uk-field-data
Contact Phil Harrison
Email phil.harrison@oga.gsi.gov.uk
Notes
Oil Discharged in Produced Water
Source UK Government
Data type Structures
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2006
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata None
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed None
Water column Discharged production water
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/512951/PW_Data15-16.pdf
Contact
Email offshore.inspectorate@decc.gsi.gov.uk
Notes
Contaminant Status of the North Sea
Source CEFAS
Data type Benthic seabed, Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date 2001
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Drill cuttings, Grain size, Sediment composition, Total hydrocarbons
Water column Contaminants, Discharged production water
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/197330/TR_SEA2_Contamination.pdf
Contact Rachel Irish
Email
Notes
Buoyweather meterological data
Source Buoyweather
Data type Atmosphere, Time series
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Fee required
Fee
Is the data still available? 1
Format
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2006
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Meteorological measurements
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere Other
Collated
Web location http://www.buoyweather.com/infowide.jsp?id=40549
Contact
Email consulting@buoyweather.com
Notes Fee depends on requirements
Met Office archives
Source Met Office UK
Data type Atmosphere
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format hard copy
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1861
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location, time collected
Metocean Meteorological measurements
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/library
Contact
Email enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
Notes
DigiBath250
Source BGS
Data type Benthic seabed
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Fee required
Fee 300
Is the data still available? 1
Format SHP
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Habitat type
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.bgs.ac.uk/products/DigBath250/home.html
Contact
Email digitaldata@bgs.ac.uk
Notes Costs £300 per sector
Scotland's Heatmap
Source Scottish Government
Data type Infrastructure locations
Country UK (Scotland only)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://heatmap.scotland.gov.uk/
Contact
Email heatmap@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
Notes interactive online map
Interactive map & metadata catalogue
Source EMODnet
Data type Benthic seabed
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date
Metadata Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Habitat type
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated EMODNet
Web location http://www.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/webgis
Contact
Email euseamap@jncc.gov.uk
Notes interactive online map
PANGAEA
Source Alfred Wagener Institute
Data type Atmosphere, Benthic seabed, Metocean, Observations, Report, Surveys, Time series, Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1995
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean Bathymetry, Currents, Salinity, Temperature
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Biomass, Drill cuttings, Epifauna, Grain size, Habitat type, Infauna, Microbes, Sediment composition, Species, Total hydrocarbons
Water column Acoustics, Chlorophyll, Contaminants, Discharged production water, Fish, Nutrients, Ocean acidification parameters, Plankton
Atmosphere Aerosols, Birds, Flaring
Collated EMODNet
Web location https://www.pangaea.de/
Contact Hannes Grobe
Email hgrobe@pangaea.de
Notes online database
North and Baltic Sea GIS Data
Source Alfred Wagener Institute
Data type Benthic seabed, Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date
Metadata Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Habitat type, Microbes, Sediment composition
Water column Contaminants
Atmosphere None
Collated EMODNet
Web location http://maps.awi.de/margis/NorthSea-BalticSea/
Contact Michael Schlüter
Email michael.schluter@awi.de
Notes interactive online map
Seafloor Geomorphic Features Map
Source Blue Habitats
Data type Benthic seabed, Surveys
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format SHP
Species None
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date
Metadata Location
Metocean Bathymetry
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Habitat type
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.bluehabitats.org/?page_id=58
Contact
Email grid@grida.no
Notes
Global Marine Life Database
Source Census of Marine Life
Data type Benthic seabed, Observations, Report, Surveys, Water column
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Fish, Mammals, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 2006
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Epifauna, Infauna, Microbes, Species
Water column Fish, Marine mammal observations, Plankton
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.coml.org/resources-scientists-and-policymakers
Contact
Email coml@OceanLeadership.org
Notes
The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission Annual Reports
Source NAMMCO
Data type Report
Country Norway
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format PDF
Species Mammals
Infrastructure None
Collection start date 1992
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column Marine mammal observations
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.nammco.no/publications/annual-reports/annual-report-2015/
Contact
Email nammco-sec@nammco.no
Notes
Energy Info Maps
Source Energistyrelsen
Data type Infrastructure locations
Country Denmark
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species None
Infrastructure Cables and Pipelines, Platforms, Renewables
Collection start date
Collection end date
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.ens.dk/en
Contact
Email ens@ens.dk
Notes
MarLIN The Marine Life Information Network
Source MBA
Data type Observations, Report, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Birds, Fish, Mammals, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Epifauna, Habitat type, Infauna, Species
Water column Fish, Marine mammal observations, Plankton
Atmosphere Birds
Collated
Web location http://www.marlin.ac.uk/
Contact Harvey Tyler-Walters
Email marlin@mba.ac.uk
Notes
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
Source VLIZ
Data type Observations
Country Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Global, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK (all)
Access Open access
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website
Species Benthic invertebrates, Fish, Mammals, Plankton
Infrastructure None
Collection start date
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata Location
Metocean None
Depth Maximum (seabed)
Seabed Epifauna, Infauna, Species
Water column Fish, Marine mammal observations, Plankton
Atmosphere
Collated
Web location http://www.marinespecies.org/
Contact
Email info@marinespecies.org
Notes
Atlas of UK Renewable Energy Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Search
Source ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd
Data type Report, Surveys
Country UK (all)
Access Open access, Permission required
Fee 0
Is the data still available? 1
Format displayed on website, PDF, SHP
Species None
Infrastructure Renewables
Collection start date 2008
Collection end date ongoing
Metadata date collected, Location
Metocean Bathymetry, Meteorological measurements
Depth Surface
Seabed None
Water column None
Atmosphere None
Collated
Web location http://www.renewables-atlas.info/
Contact
Email enquiries@abpmer.co.uk
Notes online interactive maps are open access, downloads require permission

Sources

SourceFull sourceCountryData hostWebsiteType of source
ABP Marine Environmental Research LtdABP Marine Environmental Research LtdUKin househttp://www.abpmer.co.uk/Environmental consultancy
Alfred Wagener InstituteAlfred Wagener InstituteGermanyin househttps://www.awi.de/en.htmlResearch institute
BGSBritish Geological SurveyUKin househttp://www.bgs.ac.uk/Government
Blue HabitatsBlue HabitatsNorwayGRID Arendalhttp://www.bluehabitats.org/NGO
BODCBritish Oceanographic Data CentreUKin househttp://www.bodc.ac.uk/Government
BuoyweatherBuoyweatherUSAin househttp://www.buoyweather.com/Business
Bureau WaardenburgBureau Waardenburg bv Ecologie & landschapNetherlandsin househttp://www.buwa.nl/Environmental consultancy
CCOChannel Coastal ObservatoryUKin househttp://www.channelcoast.org/Programme funded by UK Government
CEFASCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture ScienceUKin house and MEDINhttps://www.cefas.co.uk/Government
Census of Marine LifeCensus of Marine LifeUSAin househttp://www.coml.org/International collaboration of researchers
Crown EstateThe Crown EstateUKin househttp://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/Sovereign Public Estate
DASSHThe archive for marine species and habitats dataUKMarine Biological Associationhttp://www.dassh.ac.uk/Research Institute
DECCDepartment of Energy and Climate ChangeUKin househttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-energy-climate-changeGGovernment
EMODnetEuropean Marine Observation and Data NetworkEUin househttp://www.emodnet.eu/EU
EnergistyrelsenDanish Energy AgencyDenmarkin househttp://www.ens.dk/enGovernment
EUEuropean UnionEUin househttp://europa.eu/index_en.htmEU
EuroGOOSEuropean Global Ocean Observing SystemEUin househttp://eurogoos.eu/EU
EuroStatEuropean Statistical SystemEUin househttp://ec.europa.eu/eurostatEU
French Ministry for CultureFrench Ministry for CultureFrancein househttp://www.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/Government
ICESInternational Council for the Exploration of the SeaDenmarkin househttp://www.ices.dk/Pages/default.aspxInternational network of researchers
JNCCJoint Nature Conservation CommitteeUKin househttp://jncc.defra.gov.uk/Government
Lloyd's RegistryLloyd's Registry of Shipping, LondonUKin househttp://www.lr.org/en/Business
MAREANOMAREANONorwayThe Institute of Marine Research, the Geological Survey of Norway and the Norwegian Mapping Authorityhttp://www.mareano.no/en/startGovernment
MBAThe Marine Biological Association of the United KingdomUKin househttps://www.mba.ac.uk/Research institute
Met Office UKMet Office UKUKin househttp://www.metoffice.gov.uk/Government
NAMMCOThe North Atlantic Marine Mammal CommissionNorwayin househttp://www.nammco.no/Regional body
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationUSAin househttp://www.noaa.gov/Government
NOC LiverpoolNational Oceanography CentreUKBODChttp://noc.ac.uk/about-us/maps-directions/liverpool-centreUniversity/Government
Norwegian Maritime MuseumNorwegian Maritime MuseumNorwayin househttp://www.marmuseum.no/Museum
NPDNorwegian Petroleum DirectorateNorwayin househttp://www.npd.no/Government
OBISOcean Biogeographic Information SystemUNin househttp://www.iobis.org/UNESCO
ODIMSOSPAR Data and Information SystemOSPAR regionOSPARhttp://www.ospar.org/news/ospar-and-dataOSPAR
Oil and Gas UKOil and Gas UKUKin househttp://oilandgasuk.co.uk/Trade Association
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesRoyal Belgian Institute of Natural SciencesBelgiumin househttps://www.naturalsciences.be/Museum
RSPBRoyal Society for the Protection of BirdsUKNational Biodiversity Network Gatewayhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/NGO
SAHFOSSir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean ScienceUKin househttp://www.sahfos.ac.uk/NGO
Scottish GovernmentThe Scottish GovernmentUKin househttp://www.gov.scot/Government
SeaFishSeaFishUKin househttp://www.seafish.org/Non-Departmental Public Body
St George Shipwreck MuseumSt George Shipwreck MuseumDenmarkin househttp://www.strandingsmuseet.dk/Museum
Swedish Maritime MuseumSwedish Maritime MuseumSwedenin househttp://www.sjohistoriska.se/en/Museum
The Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and FisheriesThe Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and FisheriesNorwayin househttps://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/nfd/id709/Government
UK GovernmentUK GovernmentUKin househttps://www.gov.uk/Government
UKHOUnited Kingdom Hydrographic OfficeUKin househttp://www.ukho.gov.uk/Pages/home.aspxGovernment
VLIZFlanders Marine InstituteBelgiumin househttp://www.vliz.be/en/node/16Museum
Wind EuropeWindEuropeEUin househttps://windeurope.org/about-us/new-identity/EU