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Table 2 M2B3 Reporting Standard about a sampling event

From: Marine microbial biodiversity, bioinformatics and biotechnology (M2B3) data reporting and service standards

  Descriptor name Description of usage Control vocabulary/format/unit Example
  EVENT_Date/Time Date and time when the sampling event started and ended, e.g. each CTD cast, net tow, or bucket collection is a distinct event. Date and time in UTC; 2013-06-21T14:05:00Z/
Format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ 2013-06-21T14:46:00Z
EVENT_Longitude Longitude of the location where the sampling event started and ended, e.g. each CTD cast, net tow, or bucket collection is a distinct event. Format: ###.###### 035.666666
Decimal degrees; East = +, West = -Format: Use WGS 84 for GPS data 035.670200
EVENT_Latitude Latitude of the location where the sampling event started and ended, e.g. each CTD cast, net tow, or bucket collection is a distinct event. Format: ##.###### −24.666666
Decimal degrees; North = +, South = -Format: Use WGS 84 for GPS data -24.664300
EVENT_Device Refers to the instrument/gear used to collect the sample or the sensor used to measure environmental parameters. Free text 10L-Niskins or 5L-Bucket
EVENT_Method Refers to the standard deployment procedure of the Device. Free text 12 Niskins were deployed on a Rosette
EVENT_Comment Report any observation/deviation from the standard deployment procedure described in EVENT_Method Free text Lots of Jellyfish in the water
  1. Mandatory information is in bold and other fields are recommended.