The European Directory of the Ocean Observing Systems (EDIOS) is an information system for marine observing and monitoring programmes, stations and platforms (including moored buoys, coastal installations, seabed stations, drifting buoys, repeated sections and sampling stations, airborne repeated tracks, etc) where there are routine, repeated, and consistent long-term observations of the marine environmental conditions, and where the data are made available for use in real-time, or near real-time. This directory includes discovery information on location, measured parameters, data availability, responsible institutes and links to data-holding agencies.

SeaDataNet EDIOS XML using NVS2.0

For EDIOS a metadata format has been defined, based upon the ISO 19115 content model (where applicable). The EDIOS Schema and XML coding are supported by URLs and URNs to the SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies. As part of the 1st Innovation Cycle of the SeaDataNet II project a migration has taken place of the Vocabularies to the upgraded version NVS 2.0. and the use of C16 for sea regions has been replaced by C19.

Download the EDIOS format:

XML metadata files for the SeaDataNet directories EDMED, CSR, EDMERP, CDI and EDIOS can be prepared by using the MIKADO software tool.

The MIKADO software (V3.0 and higher) is supporting NVS 2.0 and the upgraded schemas for each of the SeaDataNet directories.

The maintenance of the EDIOS directory is coordinated at a national level by the National Oceanographic Data Centre / Marine Data Centre, belonging to the SeaDataNet partnership.