Marine Data Management Training

Please see below a message for you from Roseanna Wright, MEDIN Standards and Guidelines Work Stream Lead, National Oceanography Centre:

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) and OceanWise are delighted to invite you to attend our popular free online training workshop: Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset.

This training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data – Including researchers, technicians, undergraduates, post-graduates. Prior knowledge or practical experience of data management is not required.

The course features interactive training and discussion sessions, quizzes, and assignments to help attendees:

Learn about data management principles, including the data lifecycle and quality, the role of vocabularies (or data dictionaries) and the importance of creating, maintaining, and publishing metadata. 
Explore the resources and tools provided by MEDIN and receive practical instruction in the use of the MEDIN data guidelines, metadata standard and controlled vocabularies.   
Discover how to access existing datasets available through the MEDIN portal and network of Data Archive Centres (DACs).
Understand the importance of data archiving, sharing, publishing, and re-use.
The course will take place on the 13th - 17th November 2023 (, enrolment key: Medin944).

The training is split into manageable pieces and spread over 5 days with live lessons in the morning and independent learning in the afternoons, which can be completed flexibly around your other work commitments.

See the MEDIN website for more information on the workshops, or contact Roseanna Wright (, if you have any questions. 

Best wishes,

Roseanna Wright (she/her)
MEDIN Standards and Guidelines Work Stream Lead
254/14, National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH
t: +44 (0)23 8059 9581 | ext: 29581  | e: