You can view and request data and information of the Dutch subsurface via DINOloket. These data originate from both TNO’s DINO database and the ‘Basisregistratie Ondergrond’ (Dutch Key Register of the Subsurface). Behind the scenes work is being done on the advanced successor of the DINO database: the GDNR or the new data repository for the Geological Survey of the Netherlands. As a user of DINOloket you will not notice much of this at the moment, but we would like to give you some brief information about it.
A few years ago, the Key Register of the Subsurface, in Dutch ‘Basisregistratie Ondergrond’ (BRO), came into effect. The DINO database of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands was the successful forerunner. For years, DINO has been a valuable source of information for many aspects of the subsurface. An important difference with the Key Register of the Subsurface is the legal aspect; the BRO is embedded in legislation.
In the Key Register of the Subsurface, a lot of data will be transferred from the DINO database to the key register. However, not everything will be secured in the key register. Some historical or non-authentic DINO data have re-usable value, but do not fit into the new standards of the key register. In order to safeguard this information as well, the new GDNR is being developed: the Geological Survey of the Netherlands Repository. Like the DINO database, the GDNR will be managed by Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Of course the Geological Survey of the Netherlands will ensure that the data are accessible via the current DINOloket. So you can always view and request the data.
If you have your own archive of data that does not comply with the key register standard, but do have re-usable value, the GDNR may offer a solution to store these data as well. Think for example of groundwater monitoring wells from before 2018, see the manual (Dutch) for this.