Maritime Geography

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

Australian Ocean Data Network Portal

This portal is the primary access point for search, discovery, access and download of data collected by the Australian marine community. Uses the Marine Community Profile extension of ISO 19115

GRIIDC - The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative

GRIIDC supports the ISO 19115-2 [properly labeled as ISO 19115-2:2009] and published a simplified and easy to use ISO 19115-2.

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.