Introduction:

IOOS is presently developing and adopting shared vocabularies for terminology such as names of observed properties, units of measure, coordinate reference systems, animal species, etc.

Requirements:

 

IOOS data partners are encouraged to implement, and to help expand, such vocabularies and identifiers, as well as develop cross-walks (i.e., semantic mediation) between IOOS® and existing local or community-of-interest vocabularies and identifiers.