Please note that this is no longer the current version of Marine Recorder.

Marine Recorder version 4

Marine Recorder version 4 is available for free download using the links below. System requirements are detailed in the Marine Recorder user manual (5.8MB).

Upgrading​

If you are upgrading from version 3.x, you must do a FULL install of version 4. This is because version 4 uses a runtime version of Access 2003, whilst version 3 used Access 97. Once the new version is installed you will be presented with options for upgrading data from version 3.

Important:

  • All existing data volumes (NBNDATA.MDB) will automatically upgrade when used for the first time in version 4.
  • All elements of Marine Recorder (e.g. snapshot, merge tool, etc.) must be upgraded to version 4 at the same time.
Software downloads (right click on the link below and select 'Save As' to save to your computer):
Marine Recorder v 4.40 (85 MB)

Full version - includes a runtime copy of Access 2003.

Marine Recorder Update v 4.43 (20 MB) Marine Recorder update - simply replace your existing Marinev4.mdb file with this one. Changes are listed here.
Marine Snapshot v4.42 (1.5 MB) New fields added to snapshot - Changes are listed here.
Marine Snapshot Merge v4.41 (0.2 MB) Tool to merge snapshot files together for reporting purposes - updated 23/1/2013 to match snapshot v44 fields.
Marine Merge v4 (0.2 MB) Tool to merge data from separate NBNDATA.MDB.
Marine Report Database v4 (1 MB) Marine Recorder reporting tool - allows report libraries to be run on snapshot data - requires Access 2000/XP/2003.
Empty v4.0 NBNDATA.MDB (10 MB) Empty NBNDATA.MDB file in case you need it e.g. to export surveys.
Empty v4.1 NBNDATA.MDB (10 MB) Empty NBNDATA.MDB file in case you need it e.g. to export surveys (4.1 includes Falklands dictionaries).
Empty v4.4 NBNDATA.MDB (10 MB) Empty NBNDATA.MDB file in case you need it e.g. to export surveys (4.4).
July 2014 v 1-7-14 - Marine Recorder to gateway exporter Exports data from Marine Recorder in NBN data exchange format.
Report Libraries  
Marine Report Wizard v401 (3.5 MB) Includes fix for biotope selection under Access 2003. Tool to allow filtering and production of reports on snapshot data - optionally links to ArcGIS or Mapinfo if you have a copy.  Note: This supercedes the SNHArcGIS. Requires Marine Recorder Reporting Tool (above).
Species dictionary updates  
Feb 2012 - Species dictionary update (<1 MB) Adds 125 news species to the dictionary - instructions included in zip file.
Documentation downloads (right click on the link below and select 'Save As' to save to your computer):
Marine Recorder user manual (5.8MB)

Marine Recorder User manual v 4 - Microsoft Word format.

Marine Snapshot manual (1 MB)

Snapshot user manual v4.0 - Microsoft Word format.

Marine Recorder Administrator manual (1MB) Marine Recorder v4.0 Administrator manual - Microsoft Word format.
Marine Recorder Technical manual (1.5MB) Marine Recorder v4.0 Technical documentation - Microsoft Word format.
Marine Recorder Merge manual (0.2MB) Documentation for the Marine Merge tool v 4.0 - Microsoft Word format.
Marine Recorder Reporting Tool (1 MB) Documentation for the Marine Recorder Reporting Tool v4.0 - Microsoft Word format.
Report wizard module documentation (0.5 MB) Documentation for the reporting wizard module - Microsoft Word format.
JNCC validation procedures (<0.1 MB) JNCC's recommendations for data validation - Microsoft Word format.
Notes on Avoiding Security Errors In Access 2010 Guidance if running on Vista / Windows 7 and you are having security issues.
MEDIN Import / Export functionality - v5 Details for Medin import / export - NOTE: Needs Marine Recorder v5
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