Standards are common rules, conditions or guidelines and are essential to enable easy discovery and re-use of data. MEDIN promotes the use of standardised field names and controlled vocabularies so that datasets are described in a consistent way for every type of marine data.
MEDIN discovery metadata standard
Discovery metadata is a list of information that accompanies a dataset and allows other people to find out what the dataset contains, where it was collected and how they can get hold of it.
MEDIN data guidelines
Data Guidelines provide a list of information that should be collected with your data to ensure they can be re-used in the future.
Controlled vocabularies are used to remove ambiguity when describing data.
MEDIN regularly holds free workshops to improve the uptake, knowledge and use of MEDIN standards and the tools that support them.
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