MEDIN has its own discovery metadata standard and data guidelines, however this list comprises some alternative standards and guidelines that can be used in the absence of a suitable MEDIN option. This list is not exhaustive, many other, widely used guidelines and standards can be found in the OceanBestPractices repository.


Marine Geology and Geophysics:

Marine Biology:

Seeley, B., Parr, J., Evans, J. and Lear, D. (2008) Establishing best practice for the documentation and dissemination of marine biological data


Physical/Biological/Chemical Oceanography Measurements:

The ICES Working Group on Data and Information Management