Data Management


Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN)
MarLIN was established by the Marine Biological Association of the UK, in collaboration with the JNCC and major holders and users of marine biological data and information in Britain and Ireland. MarLIN provides a structure for linking available data on marine life around Britain and Ireland, which will provide the marine node to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).
Marine Recorder
Marine Recorder is the database application JNCC and the UK’s four country conservation bodies (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, and Northern Ireland Environment Agency) use to store marine benthic data from surveys.  It is fully compatible with the NBN data model, enabling data to be contributed to the NBN Gateway.
National Biodiversity Network (NBN)
The NBN is a national project that is building the UK's first network of biodiversity information. It is used in the same way as a normal search engine to help find biodiversity information which has been published on the websites of NBN partners.
Marine Environmental Resource Mapping and Information Database (MERMAID) - CLOSED

The MERMAID website has closed; the data previously found there have been significantly updated and are now available from other online sources with additional functionality.  The MNCR survey data previously contained in MERMAID gave a static picture of marine survey data held by JNCC in 2000, and therefore did not present a complete picture of our data holdings. The information provided by MERMAID is now available in three places: the NBN Gateway  for species data; the MESH webGIS for habitat data and other MNCR survey details; and the JNCC website for the latest version of the Marine Habitat Classification (