marine data standards workshops

MEDIN holds standards workshops periodically to improve the uptake, knowledge and use of MEDIN standards and the tools that support them. Details and presentations from past workshops can be viewed in the archive.


dates

MEDIN are pleased to announce the following workshops will be held over the next few months. Places are limited on these popular workshops so please contact Clare Postlethwaite (cfpo@bodc.ac.uk) to register.

Workshop

Location

Date

Status

MEDIN Metadata Standards and Tools.

Details

Liverpool

September

Places available

MEDIN Data Guidelines.

Details

Edinburgh

October

Places available

MEDIN Metadata Standards and Tools.

Details

London

December

Places available

MEDIN Data Guidelines.

Details

Plymouth

Date TBA

Places available


MEDIN Metadata Standards and Tools Workshop

aim:

To improve the knowledge and use of MEDIN standards and the tools that support them. The workshop comprises a series of talks, demonstrations and practicals to help users become familiar with:

  • The MEDIN discovery metadata standard

Discovery metadata is information about your dataset that allows someone else to quickly understand where and when your dataset was collected and what type of data is available. MEDIN provides tools to record this type of metadata and make it computer readable so that your metadata can be “discovered” using internet search portals.

  • Tools to create and validate MEDIN discovery metadata

    The workshop gives hands on experience of using several different tools to create MEDIN compliant discovery metadata. These include an online metadata editor, Metadata Maestro and a transformation tool for GIS users.

  • Controlled vocabularies

These are lists that can be used to describe datasets in a consistent way. MEDIN uses them in the data guidelines and the discovery metadata standard.

  • MEDIN data guidelines

These are guidance on what information should be stored alongside your data to ensure others can use your data with confidence. They are data archive standards that data suppliers are increasingly being asked to use when transferring data to another organisation.


MEDIN Data Guidelines Workshop

aim:

To improve the knowledge and use of MEDIN data guidelines. The workshop comprises a series of talks, demonstrations and practicals to help users become familiar with:

  • MEDIN data guidelines

These are guidance on what information should be stored alongside your data to ensure others can use your data with confidence. They are data archive standards that data suppliers are increasingly being asked to use when transferring data to another organisation.

  • The MEDIN discovery metadata standard

Discovery metadata is information about your dataset that allows someone else to quickly understand where and when your dataset was collected and what type of data is available. MEDIN provides tools to record this type of metadata and make it computer readable so that your metadata can be “discovered” using internet search portals.

  • Controlled vocabularies

These are lists that can be used to describe datasets in a consistent way. MEDIN uses them in the data guidelines and the discovery metadata standard.


Details and presentations from past workshops can be viewed in the archive.