About the National Oceanographic Library Digital Collections

The archives and special collections are housed within the National Oceanographic Library. The Library is situated within the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. The library provides services and resources to the Natural Environment Research Council and the University of Southampton as well as the wider marine community. Researchers and members of the general public are welcome to visit by appointment.

The archives and special collections are a unique collections covering British oceanography and include:-

  • Discovery Investigations
  • National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)
  • Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (IOS)
  • Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (Deacon Laboratory) (IOSDL)
  • National Oceanographic Council
  • Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC)
  • National Oceanography Centre, Southampton (NOCS)
  • Challenger Society for Marine Science Archives
  • GEBCO (General Bathymetric Charts of the Oceans) Archives 1966-2004
  • Records of the Office of Director NIO, IOS, IOSDL, SOC, NOCS
  • Expedition reports and monographs

Further information may be found at the
National Oceanographic Library website.

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