The MMO has developed a comprehensive catalogue of spatially referenced environmental data.
This catalogue is known as the MMO Master Data Register (MDR) and it currently contains information to support our business and our regulatory and decision-making functions. The MDR is a key internal tool for data management.
The MDR is compliant with the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) Metadata Discovery Standards for all spatial data products to support our business. Such MEDIN metadata standard is a marine profile of the UK government standard GEMINI2 and also complies with other international conventions such as INSPIRE Directive.
The MMO uses information in the form of data products procured from a wide variety of public and commercial sources, and we continuously strive to maintain this catalogue with the most recent information so that the best available evidence underpins our decisions.
We are committed to the government’s transparency agenda and the Open Data Policy and in future, intend to release quarterly extracts of the MDR catalogue.
Approximately 90% of the data held in the catalogue is sourced from third parties. Where possible the MDR provides links allowing users to access the latest version of these data by pointing them to the data source.
The MDR is available as a PDF and was last updated on 7 May 2015
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