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Data Archive for Seabed Species and Habitats (DASSH)
Native name
Data Archive for Seabed Species and Habitats
United Kingdom
Changed into
Data Archive for Marine Species and Habitats

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DASSH is the UK Marine Data Archive Centre for benthic survey data of both species and habitats. DASSH provides digital archive facilities for benthic datasets and a digital repository for benthic images and video.

DASSH aims to safeguard data (past and future) and make that data available as a national information resource to support marine science and better stewardship of the marine environment. To that end, DASSH provides access to datasets via an on-line catalogue of both metadata and data via this Web site and the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).

DASSH is an initiative of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) funded by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). DASSH is built on the existing extensive data and dissemination skills of the Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN), the library expertise of the National Marine Biological Library (NMBL) and the MBA's historical role in marine science.

DASSH works with the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) and collaborates with existing marine Data Archive Centres (mDACs) to develop and comply with national metadata and data standards.

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Collating centre
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Latest update
23 August 2011 2:33:22 PM