Marine Metadata Communities and Teams

The following teams are hosted by MMI and focused on achieving community goals of marine metadata interoperability.

  • Collaborative Oceans Group (COG): Oceans2025 initiative to build a semantic web infrastructure for marine scientists.
  • DIGARCH: Interoperability framework that serves as the basis for a federated, mult-institional data network for scalable digital archiving.
  • Environmental Observatories: Supporting collabrations in all facets of data management for the national environment observatories.
  • Expedition Metadata: Project addressing metadata for expeditions like ship cruises, encompassing 3 activities to date:
    • Legacy Project: Metadata development for the LEgacy Project (LDEO, NGDC, MBARI, CCOM).
    • MG&G Integration: Participants from SESAR, NGDC, and MGDC are working collaboratively to develop controlled vocabularies for metadata elements.
    • Platforms Harmonization for UNOLS: UNOLS Platforms Harmonization Project
  • Guilf of Marine Ocean Data Partnership: GoMODP promotes and coordinates the sharing, linking, electronic dissemination and use of data on the Gulf of Maine region.
  • Image Metadata for CenSeam:Intends to standardize the metadata captures for still images through the CenSeam working group.
  • IOOS DMAC: IOOS Data Management and Communication team delivers real-time and delayed-mode observations to a wide variety of users.
  • IOOS Observation Registry Project: The registry is a database that defines the operational status and distribution of in situ ocean observation activity among non federal participants.
  • ISWG Standards Taxonomy: Aims to categorize the types of standards used in earth observations.
  • Meta-T: The Water Temperature metadata pilot project is aiming to provide an international standardization framework for collecting SST and water temperature.
  • Ontologies Team: MMI members addressing ontology issues.
  • Ontologies for Devices: A project to develop one or more device ontologies
  • Ontology for Platforms: Platform Ontology project
  • OOI CI: OOI Cyberinfrastructure Conceptual Architecture Committee
  • OOSTethys Team:OOSTethys is a provider-to-user data systems framework, using interoperable standards, enabling discovery and use of data.
  • Resource Selection: Creating meaningful criteria for characterization and evaluation of resources, including standards and vocabularies
  • Science Training: Science Training
  • UNOLS RVTEC: A committee focused on better planning and more successful execution of scientific cruises.