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Winter 2009

Autumn 2009

Summer 2009

Capturing Sealife With Underwater Cameras

Digimap Goes to Sea:
Marine and Coastal Zone data resource

Census of Marine Life - image gallery

The world's best underwater photographs 2010

Global Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program, 'Go-Ship'

Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans

Revisit the voyage of HMS Challenger

'What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System

Observationally based assessments of circulation, water mass transformations, and transformation mechanisms in the Eurasian (NABOS) and Canadian (CABOS) Basins of the Arctic Ocean.

The UK Marine Protected Areas Centre

Designed to help build capacity amongst UK MPAs practitioners.

The UK Directory of the Marine-observing Systems

"A unique searchable metadatabase of marine monitoring by UK organisations."

Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

Marine Data and Information Partnership

SIMORC: System of Industry Metocean Data for the Offshore and Research Communities

Internet-accessible industry-generated marine meteorological and oceanographic data available for the scientific community.

GEBCO: General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans

Climate change in Our World and Google Earth

Interactive animation about climate change and global temperature rises.

NERC User Groups

A means of canvassing the opinions of the NERC scientific user community.


Marine Science Co-ordination Committee

Investigating the Oceans - debate April 2009

Government Response to pre-legislative scrutiny and public consultation on the draft Marine Bill - September 2008

Defra: Charting progress: an integrated assessment of the state of UK seas

Defra: The marine environment and fisheries

UK Parliament: Select Committee on Science and Technology: Investigating the Oceans

The EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive A key part of the Directive is given on page 16, Annex 1, "Qualitative descriptors for determining good environmental status"

  • Defra's Marine Programme Plan 2008/09
  • General environment

    Pacific Ocean - the world's rubbish dump

    "Oceans" - BBC series - Autumn 2008

    A kid's guide to tides