Ocean Database

Proven flexible data management solution for all common types of marine data.

Marine environmental data is complex and comes in a variety of formats. Storing this data centrally in a database with multiple means of access is an increasingly common requirement bringing with it many benefits. However, the technologies and skills required to achieve this are costly and prohibitive to implement.

Ocean Database (ODB) is a complete data management solution that loads and stores many standard types of simple and complex marine and environmental monitoring data. Associated parameters used in quality control and metadata creation are included, facilitating onward data exchange and use. ODB is accessed through a variety of general and specialist software applications including GIS, Maritime Toolbar, Port-Log.net, Microsoft Excel and MATLAB. Ocean Database is utilised as the core data model to both  Port-Log and the Maritime Toolbar software products and as such it is continually being supported and improved. ODB has been released on MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database architectures and is currently being developed to support PostGRES databases too.