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List of Metadata Profiles and Extensions

  • Cruise Summary Reports

    The National Oceanographic Data Centre's required format for reporting on cruises or field experiments at sea, formulated using tags from the ISO19115 metadata standard.

  • CSDGM Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

    An extension to the FGDC/CSDGM metadata standard providing a common terminology and set of definitions for documenting geospatial data obtained by remote sensing.

  • Darwin Core Geospatial Extension

    A protocol-independent XML schema for a geospatial extension to the Darwin Core.

  • Dryad Metadata Application Profile

    An application profile based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Abstract Model, used to describe multi-disciplinary data underlying peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature.

  • DwC Germplasm

    An extension to the Darwin Core standard, it includes additional terms required to describe plant genetic resources and in particular germplasm seed samples.

  • eBank UK Metadata Application Profile

    A Dublin Core Metadata Application Profile created for the eBank UK project, which provides access to the detailed results of scientific experiments in crystallography.

  • EDMED Metadata Profile

    The European Directory of Marine Environmental Datasets metadata scheme, which is a profile of ISO 19115.

  • FGDC/CSDGM Biological Data Profile

    A profile of the FGDC/CSDGM metadata standard, intended to support the collection and processing of biological data.

  • FITS World Coordinate System (WCS)

    An extension of FITS that enables data to be defined to specify physical, or world coordinates within each pixel in an image. The conventions were orignally proposed in 2002 then incorporated into the 3.0 release of the FITS standard.

  • GBIF Metadata Profile

    Established by a global network of countries and organizations, GBIF is a web portal promoting and facilitating the mobilization, access, discovery and use of biodiversity data. The portal uses a profile of EML; a How-to Guide and Reference Guide for using the profile are available.