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The MDE Newsletter

This Marine Data Exchange (MDE) newsletter showcases the breadth of offshore survey data, research and evidence being collected by our customers and partners on the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


As the offshore space becomes increasingly crowded, access to high-quality data has never been more important for informing evidence-based decisions. Recognising the need to adapt and evolve, we have recently launched the new-look Marine Data Exchange.

Since the launch of the new-look MDE, we are now 6 months' into a programme of continuous improvements. We want to test new ideas with you and to get your feedback. The MDE newsletter is one of those ideas and this is the second edition since September 2021. Let us know what content you want to see and we'll come back better and stronger the next time around.

In this second edition, we've curated some of the highlights and shared them below.

A day in the life of...a Product Owner


Offshore Wind Evidence and Change Programme


Data Delivery Requirements


Types of Data


New Features


Strategic Net Gain Targets for Coastal and Marine Environments


Data recently published or updated

Don't miss highlights from the last newsletter

Publishing Data


Survey Themes


Case Study - MDE data used to validate Scotwind screening model