Marine Zoology

Metadata Standards

Darwin Core

A body of standards, including a glossary of terms (in other contexts these might be called properties, elements, fields, columns, attributes, or concepts) intended to facilitate the sharing of information about biological diversity by providing reference definitions, examples, and commentaries.

Use Cases

Integrated Marine Observing System Portal
This portal is the primary access point for search, discovery, access and download of data collected by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), an Australian Government Research Infrastructure project. Uses the Marine Community Profile extension of ISO 19115
OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System

A data repository for marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans; it uses an extension of Darwin Core 2 as its data standard.