DASSH specializes in marine benthic survey data, which includes (but is not limited to) species lists, habitat or biotope lists, species or habitat/biotope distribution maps, figures, images, video clips and information(written or otherwise). The types of data archived are detailed in our Data policy. DASSH collates metadata using agreed UK and international standards (see metadata standards).
DASSH is committed to promoting the use of the data held within the archive. To this end, DASSH makes marine benthic survey data and its associated metadata freely available. Our metadata and data holdings can be searched on-line and viewed via the SEABED mapper.
DASSH does not archive physical or chemical oceanographic data but links to other national marine Data Archive Centres and their data holdings are available in the links section of this website.
If you are responsible for any benthic survey datasets of species or habitats that you would be interested in adding to the archive, especially if the datasets are not managed or are 'at risk' please contact DASSH.