Controlled vocabularies

Controlled vocabularies icon

For several metadata fields, MEDIN insists that terms come from a controlled vocabulary to ensure consistency between records. Controlled vocabularies for the marine sector are available from:

 

 

Controlled vocabularies commonly used by MEDIN are shown below organised by theme.

 

Parameter

Controlled Vocabulary

Details

Analytical Laboratories

ICES Reference Codes

Table RLABO

Coordinate Reference Systems

EPSG Geodetic Parameter Register

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Data Units

BODC data storage units

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Development Phases

The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Development Phases

Table M04

Keywords

SeaDataNet Parameter Discovery Vocabulary

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Marine Organisations

European Directory of Marine Organisations

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Renewable Energy Areas

The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Development Areas

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Sampling Instrument

ICES Reference Codes

Table SMTYP

Ship Names

ICES Platform Codes

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Survey Geometry

SeaDataNet Geospatial Feature Type

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Water Bodies

SeaVoX salt and fresh water body gazetteer

 

Parameter

Controlled Vocabulary

Details

 

Keywords

Heritage Vocabularies

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Further information is available from the Forum for Information Standards in Heritage (FISH)

Parameter

Controlled Vocabulary

Details

Chemical, biological or physical parameter

 

BODC Parameter Usage Vocabulary

Maris Facet Search

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Table P01

Development stage

ICES Reference Codes

Table STAGE

Keywords

SeaDataNet Parameter Discovery Vocabulary

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UK Species

The Marine Species of the British Isles and Adjacent Seas (MSBIAS)

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World Species

World register of Marine Species (WoRMS)

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