Marine Life Data

The MarLIN data access programme has now become the DASSH Marine Data Archive Cantre. 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.

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DASSH - archiving marine biological data

DASSH provides digital archive facilities for marine biological data, including image and video data. It 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 the DASSH website and the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).

DASSH works with the Marine Environmental Data Information Network (MEDIN) and is an accredited marine Data Archive Centres (mDAC) for the UK.


Use the mapper to access benthic data and download your queries.

Submit Data

MarLIN can accept data for the Data Archive Centre. Contact the team for more details.