RDM and MD Landscape in Earth & Environment

Compilation of Metadata Standards

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NameAlternative NameDisciplines

Access to Biological Collection Data

ABCD

Biodiversity, Biology

Access to Biological Collection Databases Extended for Geosciences

ADBCEFG

Biodiversity, Earth Science

Agricultural Metadata Element Set

AgMES

Agriculture

ASAM Open Data Services

ASAM ODS

Other

Asset Description Metadata Schema

ADMS

Subject Agnostic

Atmosphere Model Data Standard

ATMODAT

Atmospheric Science

Attribute Convention For Data Discovery

ACDD

Subject Agnostic

Audubon Core

AC

Biodiversity

Bioschemas

Biology, Life Science

Climate and Forecast Metadata Conventions

CF

Climatology, Earth Science

Common Data Index

CDI

Oceanography

Common European Research Information Format

CERIF

Data Management

Common Information Model

CIM

Climatology

Core Scientific Metadata Model

CSMD CCLRC

Subject Agnostic

Cruise Summary Reports

CSR

Oceanography

Crystallographic Information Framework

CIF

Geology

Darwin Core

DwC

Biodiversity

Data Catalog Vocabulary

DCAT

Subject Agnostic

Data Catalog Vocabulary Application Profile

DCAT-AP

Subject Agnostic

Data Documentation Initiative

DDI

Social Science, Economics, Other

DataCite

DataCite

Subject Agnostic

Directory Interchange Format

DIF

Earth Science

Dublin Core

DC

Subject Agnostic

Earth Resource Markup Language

EarthResourceML

Earth Science

Ecological Metadata Language

EML

Biology, Biodiversity, Earth Science

Essential Annotation Schema for Ecology

EASE

Biodiversity, Ecology

European Directory of Marine Environmental Datasets Schema

EDMED

Oceanography

European Directory of Marine Environmental Research Projects

EDMERP

Oceanography

European Directory of the Ocean Observing Systems Schema

EDIOS

Oceanography

Federal Geographic Data Committee Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata

FGDC/CSDGM

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

Flexible Image Transport System

FITS

Subject Agnostic

GBIF Metadata Profil

Biology, Biodiversity, Ecology

Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard

GEOMS

Earth Science

GeoDCAT-AP

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

Geography Markup Language

GML

Earth Science

Geoscience Markup Language

GeoSciML

Earth Science

Humboldt Core

Biodiversity

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community

INSPIRE

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

International Virtual Observatory Alliance Technical Specifications

IVOA

Other

Investigation / Study / Assay (ISA) tab-delimited (TAB) format

ISA-Tab

Subject Agnostic

ISO 19110: Geographic information — Methodology for feature cataloguing

ISO 19110:2016

Geoinformatics

ISO 19115-1: Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals

ISO 19115-1:2014

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

ISO 19115-2: Geographic information — Metadata — Part 2: Extensions for acquisition and processing

ISO 19115-2:2019

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

ISO/TS 19115-3: Geographic information — Metadata — Part 3: XML schema implementation for fundamental concepts

ISO/TS 19115-3:2016

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

ISO 19157: Geographic information — Data quality

ISO 19157:2013

Earth Science, Geoinformatics

ISO 25964 – the international standard for thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies

ISO 25964

Subject Agnostic

Kaitai Struct: declarative binary format parsing language

Kaitai

Subject Agnostic

Minimum Information about a Flow Cytomentry Experiment

MIFlowCyt

Life Science

Minimum Information about any (x) Sequence

MIxS

Omics, Life Science

Minimal Information Required In the Annotation of Models

Miriam

Life Science

Minimum Information About a Microarray Experiment

MIAME

Life Science

Minimal Information About a Simulation Experiment

MIASE

Life Science

Model Description Language for Computational Neuroscience

NeuroML

Life Science

NeXus Data Format

Other

Observations and Measurements

O&M

Earth Science

OGC Encoding Linked Data Graphs in NetCDF Files

OGC NetCDF-LD

Subject Agnostic

Open Archival Information System

OAIS

Subject Agnostic

Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange

OAI-ORE

Subject Agnostic

Open Badges

Subject Agnostic

open metadata Markup Language

odML

Subject Agnostic

Open Microscopy Environment XML

OME-XML

Life Science, Earth Science

Quality Information Framework

QIF

Subject Agnostic

RDF Data Cube Vocabulary

RDF DCV

Subject Agnostic

Schema.org

Subject Agnostic

SensorML

Subject Agnostic

Space Physics Archive Search and Extract

SPASE

Other

SpatioTemporal Asset Catalogs

STAC

Subject Agnostic

Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange

SDMX, ISO 17369

Other

W3org Provenance Modell

PROV

Subject Agnostic

Water Modeling Language

WaterML

Water Research

WMO Core Metadata Profile

Climatology

QuakeML

Geophysics