Marine Environmental Data and Information Network

Working together to improve access to and stewardship of marine data


MEDIN is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to UK marine data.

MEDIN is open to all with an interest in marine data and information. We are currently sponsored by 14 organisations and partnered with over 50 organisations who practise good data management to help future-proof and secure data.


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The MEDIN portal contains information about 14,000 marine datasets.

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UKDMOS is the United Kingdom Directory of Marine Observing Systems.




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Submit Data

MEDIN deliver data through a network of accredited Data Archive Centres (DACs). Find out how to submit data.

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Data Standards

Standards make it easy to find and re-use data. Find out about MEDIN's discovery metadata standard and data guidelines. 

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Marine Information

MEDIN are sharing knowledge and understanding by providing links to other marine data initiatives and resources.

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MEDIN Workshops

MEDIN holds workshops throughout the year to improve the uptake, knowledge and use of MEDIN Data.

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Latest Events

Scotland's Underwater Archaeology Conference

Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ.

On 7th and 8th December 2018, Scotland’s Underwater Archaeology Conference will bring together academic, commercial and governmental archaeologists at the forefront of maritime archaeology in Scotland to present current research, to discuss and improve capacity and standards in the discipline and to foster a culture of collaboration and ambition within the community.

This conference aims to be as inclusive as possible, and we particularly encourage archaeological professionals and students with an interest in underwater to attend.

This conference is FREE to attend, and MEDIN will be holding a session on the 8th December.


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