Cefas Data Hub
As a world leader in marine science and research, we use our Research Vessel Cefas Endeavour and a network of fixed buoys, gliders, and other remote observing techniques, to generate considerable quantities of data. Cefas experts interpret these data to provide UK government customers with the evidence needed to help secure sustainable blue growth, as well as meeting commitments to our food security and food safety.
In support of our commitment to open data access and open science, we have launched the Cefas Data Hub – an online portal allowing the public and UK businesses to explore, download and reuse the data for their own research (Open Government Licence terms and conditions apply).
Datasets available will include many of our legacy datasets covering subjects such as fish, shellfish and plankton survey data from the 1980’s to the present day, crab tagging data, otolith sample data, records relating to MEDIN Marine Fisheries Data Archive Centre, water temperature, salinity, and sediment data from across the UK continental shelf.
Each month we will publish more current data, as we implement the Open by Default approach across the business.
We produce a broad range of reports and other types of publication. This is part of our commitment to our customers, who include governments, public and private sector organisations and NGOs.
We also see the publication of reports as a means to share our findings with the wider marine science community and to inform and engage public interest.
Research carried out by Cefas is published in a broad range of media, including scientific journals. In 2014, Cefas published 174 peer-reviewed papers.
Statutory reports, published as part of our government role can be found on our Gov.UK publication pages.
We hold a wealth of data and other resources that can be drawn upon to support on-going research projects and to enhance new areas of work and future opportunities.