The British Geological Survey (BGS) maintain several collections of marine data, information and material as part of the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC), as a Marine Environment Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Data Archive Centre (DAC) and under other initiatives such as The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) data portal and The National Hydrocarbons Data Archive (NHDA).
Geological, geophysical and environmental data on the seabed and sub seabed are used to underpin the marine science undertaken by the BGS and the wider user community in the UK and beyond. These data are used in a range of projects, such as MAREMAP, and in the creation of BGS digital products.
This collection is primarily from the United Kingdom Continental Shelf and adjacent area geoscience surveys undertaken by the BGS, collected using drilling, sampling and geophysical techniques, resulting in paper records, analogue and digital data, and physical material.
This is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to marine data. The BGS is the accredited Data Archive Centre (DAC) for Geology and Geophysics.
The NHDA is the primary, long–term data archive for the geoscientific legacy resulting from UK offshore oil and gas exploration and production activity. The NHDA is operated by the BGS under agreement with DECC.
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