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ready Marine Environmental Data and Information Network checklist

Abbreviation: MEDIN

General Information
MEDIN is a list of information that accompanies a data set and allows other people to find out what the data set contains, where it was collected and how they can get hold of it. It is a standard for marine metadata and a set of tools to create metadata records that comply with the MEDIN Metadata Standard.


Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom

Created in 2011

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How to cite this record MEDIN; Marine Environmental Data and Information Network checklist; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:35 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 19 2021 1:01 p.m.

Record updated: Nov. 25, 2016, 8:35 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.


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Related Databases (3)
Archaeology Data Service
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) supports research, learning and teaching with freely available, high quality and dependable digital resources. The ADS promotes good practice in the use of digital data in archaeology, it provides technical advice to the research community, and supports the deployment of digital technologies.

Marine Environmental Data and Information Network Data Portal
The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Portal is a service to allow users, through a single point of access, to find information on marine datasets held at the Data Archive Centres and at other public and private sector bodies. Marine data are expensive to collect and always unique in relation to time and geographical position. There are wide benefits to be gained from working together to share and properly manage the data. Marine data are held by many organisations in the UK and are collected for many different purposes: for the timing of tides; to determine the position of submerged obstacles; for marine conservation; to monitor and forecast weather and ocean states; to site marine structures; and for scientific research to understand marine processes.

The Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data
The Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data (DASSH) is the UK Data Archive Centre for marine biodiversity data for both species and habitats. It provides tools and services for the long-term curation, management and publication of marine species and habitats data, within the UK and internationally. DASSH specializes in marine biodiversity data and/or information, including species or habitat survey data, species lists, habitat or biotope lists, species or habitat/biotope distribution maps, figures, images and video clips.

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