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Recent news and events from the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) — a national facility for preserving and distributing marine data.



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Marine Data Scientist vacancy at the British Oceanographic Data Centre

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 16:23:18 +0100

Based at either our Liverpool or Southampton site, you will work in our large team of data scientists ensuring that marine data collected on research projects is curated and made widely available for long term re-use. You will be involved in managing data from national/international projects for which BODC is the designated Data Centre.



We would value your feedback

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:01:13 +0100

To meet the needs of the UK's underwater noise community, BODC is working to develop an archival and delivery system for high volume acoustic data.To support this development project please participate in a short online survey.



Software Development Manager vacancy at the British Oceanographic Data Centre

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:47:25 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) relies heavily on in-house developed software systems to manage and disseminate complex marine science data sets. Hence, software development is core to our success. The purpose of this role is to lead the BODC software development capability, including: team capability, software development tools, methodologies and technical strategies.



BODC at the GEBCO Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:49:16 +0100

Dr Graham Allen, Head of BODC & GEBCO Guiding Committee member and Pauline Weatherall, GEBCO Atlas Manager are welcomed to the GEBCO Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping by Shin Tani, Chair of GEBCO Committee.



Titanic wreck discoverer speaks at Ocean Floor Forum

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:08:35 +0100

Among keynote speakers at a major conference on the comprehensive mapping of the ocean floor in Monaco, June 2016, is Dr Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic in 1985. The conference, the Forum for Future Ocean Floor Mapping, is being held jointly by the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO), and The Nippon Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.



NOC IT Manager vacancy

Fri, 6 May 2016 11:41:59 +0100

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is seeking an IT Manager to lead our 30-strong IT Team. The role has everything you would expect in a leading research science organisation: delivery of HPC services, management of network infrastructure, an extensive suite of desktops and associated service desk support and provision of database and web services. Closing date for applications is 30th may 2016.



BODC at the 2016 Challenger Conference

Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:14:29 +0000

The 17th biennial Challenger Conference takes place in Liverpool on 05–09 September 2016, hosted jointly by the National Oceanography Centre, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University. The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is involved in two sessions and a new data management special interest group.



We would value your feedback

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:10:36 +0100

The BritishOceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is reviewing our website and data delivery mechanisms. We are inviting feedback from the user community about their preferences and experiences of searching and interacting with marine data holdings.



Vocabulary search interface released

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:23:58 +0100

The BritishOceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announce the release of its search client for the NERC Vocabulary Server, NVS2.0. This tool provides easy access to nearly 200 controlled vocabularies, describing over 100,000 environmental metadata terms.



BODC at GEOTRACES Annual Meeting

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:45:47 +0100

BODC attended recent meetings of the GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee and Data Management Committee in Vancouver, Canada. These annual meetings discuss data management, along with the overall running of the project.



BODC working with BCO-DMO on GEOTRACES

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:45:18 +0100

GEOTRACES Data Manager Abby Bull and Head of BODC Graham Allen recently visited colleagues at the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO) at Woods Hole, USA.



A Korean delegation visits BODC

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:44:51 +0100

Members of the BODC team met with three delegates from the Republic of Korea (from Sungkyunkwan University and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KiSTi)) when they visited Liverpool in June.



Surgewatch: making sea level data more discoverable

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:44:21 +0000

Surgewatch is a database set up to provide a UK-wide record of high sea level and coastal flood events covering the last 100 years. It is maintained by the University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC).



ODIP: solving the 'patchwork data' problem

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:44:54 +0100

The 4th ODIP workshop was hosted by BODC in Liverpool during April 2015. ODIP is a project aiming to establish a means of sharing and managing marine data seamlessly between the EU, USA and Australia



Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:44:00 +0000

BODC will be present at the 11th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference. Hosted by the University of Manchester, it takes place at Manchester Conference Centre on 23—24 March 2015.



NERC EnviroHack 2015 Kicks Off

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:46:36 +0100

NERC's EnviroHack began today. This hackathon event, organised by BODC and CEH, provides an exciting opportunity to collaborate and create value from environmental data sets.



Rescuing historic Maltese tide gauge data

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:46:31 +0100

By restoring historic tide gauge data from Malta and making it available to the public, BODC and the UK Hydrographic Office hope to shed new light on past tsunamis and climate change in the Mediterranean.



BODC quoted in The Observer

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:11:58 +0000

A Shelf Seas Biogeochemistry (SSB) NERC research cruise, on which BODC provided onboard data management, was featured in The Observer newspaper.



EnviroHack 2015

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:01:14 +0000

EnviroHack, a British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and CEH-organised hackathon will take place in London in February, providing an opportunity to collaborate and create value from environmental data.



GEBCO_2014 Grid released

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:00:31 +0000

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) is pleased to announce the release of the GEBCO_2014 Grid — its latest global terrain model at 30 arc-second intervals.



Excellent progress in SenseOCEAN

Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:17:15 +0000

The first annual SenseOCEAN project meeting shows excellent progress on the development of technologies that will enable the real time acquisition and processing of biogeochemical ocean data from a greater range of platforms than ever before.



Ocean Data Interoperability

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:19:09 +0100

BODC recently took part in the 3rd Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP) workshop. ODIP is a three-year collaboration between marine data management experts from the EU, Australia and the USA, which aims to harmonise and enhance global ocean data management.



Vacancy - Software developer

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:58:52 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre is recruiting a Software Developer to help us develop our core software systems that manage, visualise and distribute large complex data sets. Closing date: 12 October, 2014.



UK Polar Network workshop

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:38:08 +0100

British Oceanographic Data Centre's Data Scientist Matt Donnelly takes part in a workshop aimed at helping young scientists communicate better with the public.



Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths festival

Wed, 21 May 2014 14:37:23 +0100

British Oceanographic Data Centre and the University of Liverpool team up for the Ellesmere Port Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Festival to provide ocean sciences sessions to primary school children.



POLCOMS 40-year North Atlantic model run

Tue, 13 May 2014 12:03:36 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre is pleased to announce the availability of a 40 year hindcast simulation of currents, potential temperature, salinity and sea surface height for the northwest European continental shelf.



Ocean Acidification expert meeting

Fri, 9 May 2014 09:19:10 +0100

In April 2014, the British Oceanographic Data Centre participated in an expert meeting on the management of ocean acidification biological response data, hosted at the IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco.



New GEBCO World Map available

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:18:18 +0100

The third release of the the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) World Map is now available to download as PDF and GeoTIFF. The map is featured in the Google Maps Gallery and can be used in Google Earth.



Getting to know Discovery

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:17:18 +0100

British Oceanographic Data Centre Data Scientist Arwen describes a short voyage aboard NERC's brand new research ship, the RRS Discovery.



Storm surge and coastal flooding

Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:17:27 +0000

Environment Agency and Met Office are warning that gale-force winds, large waves and a tidal surge caused by low pressure will combine with high tides from today (Thursday) until Saturday morning, bringing a risk of significant coastal flooding.



All the world's a stage - IMDIS 2013 conference

Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:19:32 +0000

British Oceanographic Data Centre delegates participate in the Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS) conference.



GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:19:09 +0000

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names is now available to view and download.



Published Data Library (PDL)

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:31:59 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announce the launch of our Published Data Library. This enables specific datasets to be cited in journal papers through the assignment of a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).



British Oceanographic Data Centre is recruiting

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:40:37 +0100

Data Scientists willing to take on the challenges of managing the data from BODC's portfolio of data management activities required. Closing date for applications is 15 September 2013.



Data management for the OSMOSIS consortium

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:46:35 +0100

British Oceanographic Data Centre announce the launch of a data management area to support the Ocean Surface Mixing, Ocean Sub-mesoscale Interaction Study (OSMOSIS) consortium



RRS James Cook JC086 cruise - a postcard home

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:35:12 +0100

A British Oceanographic Data Centre data scientist, Abby Bull, participated on the recent RRS James Cook JC086 cruise and recounts her experience.



14th Argo Data Management Team Meeting

Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:45:25 +0100

British Oceanographic Data Centre will host the 14th International Argo Data Management Team Meeting (ADMT14). The meeting will be held in Liverpool's Foresight Centre on 14 - 18 October 2013.



Glider community visits Liverpool

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:57:27 +0100

On 18 April 2013, BODC welcomed the ocean glider community to Liverpool for a workshop to showcase UK glider activities and developments. We would like to thank all participants for making this such a rewarding event.



UK ocean glider workshop

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:04:21 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a UK ocean glider workshop on Thursday 18 April 2013, in Liverpool.



IODE Achievement Award

Thu, 7 Mar 2013 09:28:05 +0000

Dr Roy Lowry, Technical Director of BODC, has received a prestigious Achievement Award from the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE), part of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).



Near real-time sharing of ocean glider data

Wed, 6 Mar 2013 17:03:14 +0000

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) are pleased to announce the delivery of near real-time oceanographic measurements from ocean gliders to the climate modelling community.



Data management for the FASTNEt consortium

Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:54:12 +0000

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announces the launch, on its web site, of the data management area for the Fluxes Across Sloping Topography of the North East Atlantic (FASTNEt) consortium.



Today's mission: glider data management

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:57:03 +0000

Three members of the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) have just returned from a scientific mission where they worked with European colleagues to formalise protocols for glider data management.



Nations united by a common language

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:56:56 +0000

'Two nations separated by a common language', attributed to George Bernard Shaw, has often been used to describe the relationship between the UK and the USA. At the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, it appears that, in the words of Bob Dylan, 'the times they are a-changin'.



Today's recipe: how to build a bathymetric grid

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:12:48 +0000

In order to assist and encourage further participation in development work, the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) community has created a technical reference manual, the IHO-IOC GEBCO Cook Book, on how to build bathymetric grids.



Numerical model data portal

Fri, 9 Nov 2012 17:21:17 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announce the launch of our numerical model data portal. This provides searching, visualisation and data download mechanisms for numerical model data. Initially the portal is populated with output from the Coastal Flooding by Extreme Events (CoFEE) project. As the data from more models become available they will be added to this portal.



One million Argo profiles!

Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:26:09 +0000

Argo, an international project initiated in 2000, aimed to establish a global network of profiling floats. It achieved its first goal of 3000 operating floats in October 2007 and on 30th October 2012 met another milestone - one million data profiles. The British Oceanographic Data Centre is a national-level data centre in the Argo data processing chain hosting floats from the UK, Ireland, Mauritius and Saudi Arabia. This represents approximately 4% of the array.



Adding 'sparkle' to the NERC Vocabulary Server

Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:07:57 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announce the launch of a SPARQL Protocol and RDF Query Language (pronounced 'sparkle') end-point for the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS2.0). This new service allows the retrieval and manipulation of data stored in Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples.



Gliding over the edge

Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:32:05 +0100

Mark Hebden, a British Oceanographic Data Centre Data Scientist, recently returned from RRS Discovery cruise D376. This is the first cruise for FASTNEt, a four-year initiative to improve understanding of the physical and biogeochemical exchanges occuring across continental shelf edge margins



NERC Vocabulary Server

Tue, 8 May 2012 12:19:43 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announces the launch of of a new version of the NERC Vocabulary Server. Version 2.0 (NVS2.0) of the server represents a complete rewrite of the internal software, with increases in both functionality and performance.



UK Ocean Acidification

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:49:28 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announces the launch of the data management web pages for the UK Ocean Acidification (UKOA) programme. UKOA is the UK's response to the call for increased research effort into this emerging science area following widespread concerns about ocean acidification.



Oceanology International 2012 (Oi12)

Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:10:24 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) are participating in Oceanology International 2012 (Oi12). It takes place from 13-15 March 2012 at ExCeL London. We'll be demonstrating our current projects and developments, so come and visit us and pick up a BODC brochure and a badge!



BODC's Argo data in the ANDRO Atlas

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:06:09 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre contribute more than 30,000 Argo data profiles to the ANDRO Atlas. Once complete, the ANDRO Atlas will be an unprecedented database of direct and absolute measurements of the ocean circulation down to a depth of 2000 metres.



BODC awarded prestigious IOC 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medals

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:05:03 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre is proud to announce that Dr Lesley Rickards, Dr Meirion Jones and Dr Nicholas Flemming were all awarded the IOC 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medals.



The long way round

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:56:11 +0100

A BODC Data Scientist, Mike Nelson, took part in the RRS Discovery cruise 365 in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. He joined a team of marine scientists from various centres to make measurements along the Extended Ellett Line.



Today's recipe: Better science through better data management

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:04:17 +0100

The idea of a compendium of recipes to make data management digestible came from the Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Data Management Committee.



BODC maintains Investors in People (IIP) standard

Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:08:51 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) first achieved the Investors in People (IIP) standard in March 2002 and we are delighted to announce that we have just passed a post-recognition review.



Historical sea level data now available

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:23:42 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announces the availability of historical sea level data from charts and ledgers, made possible with funding from the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN), matched by BODC funds.



Argo - Float of January 2011

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:48:44 +0000

One UK Argo float, deployed in North Atlantic during October 2005, has completed 187 cycles and is approaching a complete loop of the North Atlantic sub-polar gyre - a large, permanent, circular rotation of ocean water.



Current vacancies - Data Scientists [£19,540 - £26,900]

Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:02:03 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is advertising vacancies for Data Scientists willing to take on the challenges of managing the data from BODC's portfolio of data management activities. The appointments will be fixed term for three years with the possibility of extension.



A new NERC Data Policy

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:00:33 +0000

A new Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy will come into force in January 2011. It reflects NERC's continuing commitment to openness and transparency in the research process and the government's requirement for open access to public data.



Improved 'online shopping' for data

Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:43:51 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announces a new release of our 'all data series' download service. This provides online delivery for data (~ 76,000 series) held in the National Oceanographic Database (NODB).



New GEBCO_08 bathymetric grid released

Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:52:16 +0000

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) have released version 20100927 of the GEBCO_08 Grid - a global bathymetric grid with 30 arc-second spacing. It includes new bathymetric compilations for the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Weddell Sea regions.



BODC supporting science at sea

Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:42:48 +0000

Two British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) Data Scientists are currently participating in NERC research cruises in the Atlantic Ocean. Ed Mawji is aboard the RRS Discovery as part of the international GEOTRACES project and Rob Thomas is on RRS James Cook for the 20th Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise.



NERC Environmental Data Centres

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 12:24:33 +0100

NERC is seeking the views of the wider scientific community to discover if the activities of the NERC environmental data centres are meeting your needs. Understanding users' requirements and expectations, including obstacles that may prevent someone using data is essential to meeting these user needs. Therefore NERC is seeking the views of the wider community and would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete an online questionnaire which will be available until 19 November 2010.



Vocabulary Editor Client

Fri, 1 Oct 2010 16:48:50 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announces the launch of the VocabEditor Client (version 1.0) which allows external authorities 'editing access' to controlled vocabularies held within the NERC Vocabulary Server, which is hosted by BODC. Within the VocabEditor Client authorised editors may maintain terms - insert, modify or deprecate - within the lists under their governance without the need for manual interaction by BODC.



Charting Progress 2: The state of UK seas

Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:06:35 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) has contributed to the Charting Progress 2 (CP2) report which was launched publicly on 21 July 2010 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries. The report provides the most comprehensive assessment of the current state of the UK's seas and is based on robust, peer-reviewed evidence collected by a number of UK marine agencies.



European Directory of Marine Environmental Data

Fri, 9 Jul 2010 16:40:02 +0100

On behalf of the SeaDataNet community the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) announce the release of a new display interface for the European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED). EDMED is a comprehensive reference to the marine datasets and collections held within European research laboratories.



BODC welcomes new NOC Director

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:13:58 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) wishes to welcome Professor Edward Hill as the new Director of our host laboratory, NERC's National Oceanography Centre (NOC).



SeaDataNet Virtual Data System

Mon, 8 Mar 2010 10:46:55 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) , with an initial contribution of more than 10,000 data series, has joined 24 other SeaDataNet partners actively providing data through the SeaDataNet Virtual Data System.



BODC at Oceanology International 2010

Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:48:04 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) will be participating in the forthcoming Oceanology International event (Oi10). This takes place from 09-11 March 2010 at ExCeL London, the international exhibition and conference centre in London’s Docklands.



BODC request (ASCII) format — your opinion

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:43:03 +0000

As part of our continuing commitment to improve our service to the marine community we feel that now is the time to consider a major update to our ASCII data format and we would value your opinion prior to any changes.



New National Oceanography Centre covers marine science from the coast to the deep ocean

Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:00:00 +0000

A new, national research organisation — National Oceanography Centre (NOC) — that will work in partnership with the UK marine research community to deliver integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean, goes live from 1 April 2010.



Open Service Network for Marine Environmental Data (NETMAR) programme

Thu, 28 Jan 2010 10:58:35 +0000

BODC is participating in the Open Service Network for Marine Environmental Data (NETMAR) programme, which will help provide a framework for marine environment data portal harmonisation and interoperability across Europe.



GEBCO bathymetric grids - new releases

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:32:24 +0000

The GEBCO_08 Grid overlain by the 'Source Identifier' Grid A GEBCO_08 Grid update to include version 2.23 of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) and the release of the GEBCO_08 'Source Identifier' Grid..



'Online shopping' for data

Fri, 9 Oct 2009 16:13:53 +0100

The British Oceanographic Data Centre's All data series facility now provides online delivery for data (~ 60,000 series) held in the National Oceanographic Database (NODB).



Introducing single log in

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:34:44 +0100

As part of our continuing commitment to improve our data services and your experience on our web site, we have upgraded our data applications to introduce a single log in.



Iceland to Scotland: crossing the Nordic Seas gateway

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:28:38 +0100

BODC data scientists participate in the RRS Discovery 340 cruise in the North East Atlantic Ocean to assist with the sampling programmes, and to compile quality metadata records.



A new look for oceannet.org!

Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:03:54 +0100

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) web site has been relaunched with a new look and added features.



Network infrastructure upgrade

Wed, 27 May 2009 16:49:50 +0100

BODC has recently upgraded our network infrastructure to cope with the demand on our services. This investment will allow us to maintain our high standards in web data delivery, cater for the 30% year on year increase of registered web users and help us achieve our aim of making all of our data holdings accessible via the web.



Current vacancies - data scientists

Mon, 11 May 2009 10:18:28 +0100

We are currently advertising vacancies for Data Scientists willing to take on the challenges of managing the data from the British Oceanographic Data Centre's portfolio of data management activities. The appointments will be fixed term for three years with the possibility of extension.



GDA Software Interface version 2.12

Fri, 8 May 2009 10:17:12 +0100

Version 2.12 of GEBCO Digital Atlas (GDA) software interface which supersedes previous versions is available for download by existing GDA users.



BODC celebrates 40 years

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:07:50 +0100

This month marks BODC's 40th birthday. Our history began in April 1969 when the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) created the British Oceanographic Data Service (BODS), located at the National Institute of Oceanography, Wormley, Surrey. Over last the 40 years we have witnessed many changes; these include our name, location and organisational structure, the evolving nature of data collected by the science of oceanography and the technology we depend on. However, our fundamental role as a national facility for preserving and distributing marine data has remained constant.



GEBCO Grid display software v2.11 released

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:51:55 +0100

Version 2.11 of the GEBCO Grid display software is now available to download. This release supersedes version 2.0, published in February 2009, and includes two enhancements and a bug fix.



GEBCO Grid display software

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 12:15:29 +0000

An updated version of the GEBCO Grid display software is available to download, free of charge under license, for use with the GEBCO global gridded bathymetric data sets. This new version now supports the GEBCO_08 Grid data set.



Exploring the ocean floor with Google Earth

Tue, 3 Feb 2009 17:15:01 +0000

The recently released GEBCO _08 Grid has been used as a basis for the 3D model of the oceans within Google Earth 5.0, allowing us to view the underwater landscape.



GEOTRACES data assembly

Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:40:55 +0000

BODC announces the launch of the GEOTRACES International Data Assembly Centre (GIDAC) web site.



GEBCO have released a new global bathymetric grid with 30 arc-second spacing

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:25:08 +0000

GEBCO have released a new global bathymetric grid with 30 arc-second spacing — the GEBCO_08 Grid. This is now available for download from the British Oceanographic Data Centre's website alongside the GEBCO One Minute Grid. You may opt to download complete netCDF grid file(s) or a user defined area.



GEBCO One Minute Grid version 2.0

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:00:00 +0000

The GEBCO One Minute Grid provides global bathymetry data on a one-arc minute grid. Version 2.0 is now available for download which includes the Arctic Ocean from version 2.23 of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) and updates to shallow water areas around India, the Korean Peninsula and South Africa.



BODC participates in the HUMBOLDT project

Wed, 5 Nov 2008 16:00:00 +0000

The British Ocenographic Data Centre is participating in the HUMBOLDT project, which will help provide a framework for geo data harmonisation and service integration across Europe. The objective is to build and test tools to allow organisations to exchange data and information more easily, with the aim of enabling an improved response to disaster management.



Rothera Times Series (RaTS) data now available from BODC

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 12:30:00 +0000

The Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series (RaTS) data set is now accessible via the British Oceanographic Data Centre's online series request facility.



Argo float data products

Thu, 9 Oct 2008 14:30:00 +0000

BODC present an animation of the Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM) ¼° Antarctic output images for potential temperature, salinity and velocity.



Seals aid climate modelling

Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:40:00 +0000

Oceanographic data collected by seals as part of the 'Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans - Pole to Pole' (MEOP) project are made available to climate modellers quickly by the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) and the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU).



UK Directory of Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS) launched

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:30:40 +0000

The UK Directory of the Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS), is a unique searchable database of information relating to UK marine monitoring activities. It provides a new internet-based tool for searching monitoring programmes.



GEOTRACES International Data Assembly Centre (GIDAC)

Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:30:00 +0000

The British Oceanographic Data Centre has been chosen to host the GEOTRACES International Data Assembly Centre (GIDAC), which is funded by the US National Science Foundation and the UK Natural Environment Research Council. As part of this commitment, BODC will receive data from national oceanographic data offices and compile datasets for all GEOTRACES key parameters.



BODC data management partnerships

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:05:15 +0000

To encourage a coordinated and expert approach to marine data management, the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) has forged partnerships with six of the Natural Environment Research Council's research centres. More information can be found under ‘Partners’, a new section introduced to our web site.



New General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) web site launched

Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:05:10 +0000

The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) announces the launch of its new web site, designed and implemented by BODC. GEBCO consists of an international group of experts who develop and make available a range of bathymetric data sets and seafloor topography data products.



Enabling mash-up data

Wed, 7 May 2008 16:05:00 +0000

BODC announces improved functionality for the web delivery of our data series; they now include the ability to download a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file of search results that allows you to view the full metadata report, making this an ideal data browsing tool.



International inventory of moored current meters

Fri, 7 Mar 2008 13:00:10 +0000

BODC announces the launch of the improved international inventory of moored current meters. This online search facility has undergone a major redevelopment resulting in increased user functionality and its entries have now been sourced from more than 20 international organisations



CARBON-OPS web site launched

Mon, 3 Mar 2008 17:05:16 +0000

BODC announces the launch of a web site for the CARBON-OPS project — an operational air-sea carbon flux observation capability for the UK. The web site provides access to ship-based measurements of pCO2 and ancillary surface underway and meteorological data in near real-time. The data are received daily via satellite from five UK research vessels.