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

Table P06

Development Phases

The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Development Phases

Table M04

Keywords

SeaDataNet Parameter Discovery Vocabulary

Table P02

Marine Organisations

European Directory of Marine Organisations

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Renewable Energy Areas

The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Development Areas

Table M03

Sampling Instrument

ICES Reference Codes

Table SMTYP

Ship Names

ICES Reference Codes

Table SHIPC

Survey Geometry

SeaDataNet Geospatial Feature Type

Table L02

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

Table P01

Table P01

Development stage

ICES Reference Codes

Table STAGE

Keywords

SeaDataNet Parameter Discovery Vocabulary

Table P02

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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