The SeaDataNet infrastructure links 40 national oceanographic data centres and marine data centres from 35 countries riparian to all European seas. The data centres manage large sets of marine and ocean data, originating from their own institutes and from other parties in their country, in a variety of data management systems and configurations. A major objective and challenge in SeaDataNet is to provide an integrated and harmonised overview and access to these data resources, using a distributed network approach.
ESSI-Lab has recently drafted the SeaDataNet CDI metadata profile of ISO 19115.
The profile is documented at: http://www.seadatanet.org/Standards-Software/Metadata-formats
(ESSI-Lab mirror at http://essi-lab.eu/schemas/SeaDataNet/documentation/)
Visit the SeaDataNet project homepage: http://www.seadatanet.org/