Recent Metadata News

Watch for MMI in print

A description of MMI will be included in the following book chapter:

Wright, D.J., Spatial data infrastructures for coastal environments, in Yang, X. (ed.), Remote Sensing and GIS for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management: Principles and Applications, Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, invited submission, 2007.

Metadata Discussion in QARTOD IV Report

The recently released workshop report of the QARTOD 4 workshop held in June, 2006 includes a synopsis of metadata discussions and recommendations.

7th ICHE Proceedings Online

The proceedings of the 7th ICHE have been submitted and published in the DSpace Digital Library! To view the publications, visit You can search by author, title, and keywords.

ISWG Taxonomy of Standards

The IEEE Committee on Earth Observations (ICEO) Standards Working Group, or ISWG, has attempted to categorize the types of standards used in earth observations. This taxonomy will serve the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), among other users.

MMI Awarded 3-Year Grant

NSF has awarded a 3-year grant to the Marine Metadata Interoperability project. The grant begins July 1, 2006, and includes funding for members of 7 institutions.

This is the second round of NSF funding for MMI. It follows a 1-year grant provided October 1, 2004. Other organizations have also provided grants and resources supporting MMI, including SURA (with very large in-kind support from ONR funds) and NOAA Coastal Services Center.

The Principal Investigators for this grant are:

Marine Metadata *Initiative* Wiki

The predecessor to the Marine Metadata Interoperability project, the Marine Metadata Initiative, created this Wiki to maintain ongoing documentation.

The link address is: