standards and guidelines

Controlled vocabularies

 

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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:

 

MEDIN data guidelines

 

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Data Guidelines provide a list of information that should be collected with your data to ensure they can be re-used in the future. The guidelines are tailored to different methods and are arranged below by theme.

MEDIN discovery metadata standard

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Data Standards

 

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.