The UKDMOS Directory

UKDMOS is the United Kingdom Directory of the Marine-observing Systems, a unique searchable metadatabase of marine monitoring conducted by UK organisations.

UKDMOS provides a new internet-based tool for searching monitoring programmes with the aim of providing information to coordinate the monitoring across different organisations. As such UKDMOS contains metadata on parameter groups measured, frequency, start dates and other fields which can be searched spatially using GIS. UKDMOS is for the wide marine community and specifically a key output for the UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy (UKMMAS). The technical build of the directory has relied heavily on outputs from the EU funded SeaDataNet project and the submission of content is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Scottish Government. In 2010 the UKMMAS protocols database was integrated into UKDMOS. UKDMOS is managed and updated by the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network  (MEDIN)

UKDMOS is used to provide information to other catalogues and applications as demonstrated in this  slide . The monitoring programmes in UKDMOS may also be searched and viewed with other european monitoring programmes in the European Directory of the Ocean Observing System. The high level information is also used for the Marine Environment Data and Information Network and ERFFs Environmental Observation Framework portals.  

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