Marine Data Sources

Here you can find marine data sources that are of relevance to the Irish Sea.

Extent Organisation URL Description

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) — oceanographic and marine data

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility for preserving and distributing oceanographic and marine data.

Repository for data collected to fulfil the UK’s monitoring requirements under OSPAR
UK UKDMOS Searchable metadatabase of marine monitoring projects conducted by UK organisations
UK MEDIN Metadata portal for authoritative marine datasets from UK data archive centres
EU ICES Data centre which manages dataset collections related to the marine environment in the EU


OSPAR Data and Information Management System

OSPAR Data and Information Management System
UK National Biodiversity Atlas

NBN Atlas – UK’s largest collection of biodiversity information

NBN Atlas is a free online tool hosting the UK’s largest collection of biodiversity information enabling data to be shared, analysed and researched.

The NBN Atlas is a collaborative project that aggregates biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it available and usable online. It is the UK’s largest collection of freely available biodiversity data.
Scotland Marine Scotland (Map Viewer) National Marine Plan Interactive

(Web Map Services available)

Northern Ireland DAERA NI

(Map Viewer) NI Marine Mapviewer
Wales Welsh Government

(Map Viewer) Wales Marine Planning Portal


England MMO

(Map Viewer) MMO Marine Information System
Republic of Ireland Marine Institute

(Map Viewer) Ireland’s Marine Atlas.

(Web Map Services available)

Celtic Sea Celtic Seas Partnership Data Catalog and Resource Library for the marine environment of the Celtic Sea

(Map Viewer) Gateway to marine data in Europe

(Web Map Services available)

Celtic Sea SIMCelt

(Map Viewer) Harvests spatial data from jurisdictions around the Celtic Sea where Web Map Services are provided.

(Web Map Services available)

Irish Sea Bangor University The aim of The Irish Sea Portal Pilot is to test the feasibility of a larger project (The Irish Sea Portal (ISP)) which will provide a platform that can meet the requirement for knowledge flow in order to generate growth in fisheries and aquaculture.
UK Find data published by central government, local authorities and public bodies to help you build products and services. (Not specifically marine data.)

(Web Map Services available from various organisations)