Data Standards

Standards are common rules, conditions or guidelines and are essential to enable easy discovery and re-use of data. BMDC uses and promotes controlled vocabularies and standardised field names. By doing this, (meta)data are described in a consistent way for every type of marine data.

Controlled vocabularies for the marine sector:

SeaDataNet client to NERC vocabulary server

SeaDataNet hierarchical search by data theme

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)

BODC 'NERC vocabulary server'