Towards an Interoperable Field Spectroscopy Metadata Standard with Extended Support for Marine Specific Applications.

Rasaiah, Barbara A., Bellman, Chris, Jones, Simon D., Malthus, Tim J. and Roelfsema, Chris (2015) Towards an Interoperable Field Spectroscopy Metadata Standard with Extended Support for Marine Specific Applications.. Remote Sensing, 7 11: 15668-15701. doi:10.3390/rs71115668


Author Rasaiah, Barbara A.
Bellman, Chris
Jones, Simon D.
Malthus, Tim J.
Roelfsema, Chris
Title Towards an Interoperable Field Spectroscopy Metadata Standard with Extended Support for Marine Specific Applications.
Journal name Remote Sensing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2072-4292
Publication date 2015-11-20
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/rs71115668
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 7
Issue 11
Start page 15668
End page 15701
Total pages 34
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This paper presents an approach to developing robust metadata standards for specific applications that serves to ensure a high level of reliability and interoperability for a spectroscopy dataset. The challenges of designing a metadata standard that meets the unique requirements of specific user communities are examined, including in situ measurement of reflectance underwater, using coral as a case in point. Metadata schema mappings from seven existing metadata standards demonstrate that they consistently fail to meet the needs of field spectroscopy scientists for general and specific applications (μ = 22%, σ = 32% conformance with the core metadata requirements and μ = 19%, σ = 18% for the special case of a benthic (e.g., coral) reflectance metadataset). Issues such as field measurement methods, instrument calibration, and data representativeness for marine field spectroscopy campaigns are investigated within the context of submerged benthic measurements. The implication of semantics and syntax for a robust and flexible metadata standard are also considered. A hybrid standard that serves as a “best of breed” incorporating useful modules and parameters within the standards is proposed. This paper is Part 3 in a series of papers in this journal, examining the issues central to a metadata standard for field spectroscopy datasets. The results presented in this paper are an important step towards field spectroscopy metadata standards that address the specific needs of field spectroscopy data stakeholders while facilitating dataset documentation, quality assurance, discoverability and data exchange within large-scale information sharing platforms.
Keyword Metadata
Databases
Remote sensing
in situ observations
Field spectroscopy
Marine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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