MEDIN is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to marine data. It is an open partnership and its partners represent government departments/agencies, research institutions and private companies. Marine data are held by many organisations in the UK and are collected for many different purposes.
MEDIN aims to make it easier to share these data wherever it is appropriate to do so. Marine data are expensive to collect and always unique in relation to time and geographical position. There are wide financial and scientific benefits to be gained from working together to share and properly manage these data.