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Table 4 M2B3 Reporting Standard about the sample environmental context

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

Descriptor name Description of usage Control vocabulary/format/unit Example
ENVIRONMENT_Biome Descriptor of the broad ecological context of a sample. Terms list: EnvO ENVO:01000023 for “marine pelagic biome”
ENVIRONMENT_Feature Compared to biome, feature is a descriptor of a geographic aspect or a physical entity that strongly influences the more local environment of a sample. Terms list: EnvO ENVO:00000209 for “photic zone”
ENVIRONMENT_Material Descriptor of the material that was displaced by the sampling activity, or material in which a sample was embedded, prior to the sampling event. Terms list: EnvO ENVO:00002149 for “sea water”
ENVIRONMENT_Temperature Temperature of water at the time of taking the sample. Define the parameter according to Table 7. Format: ##.# 16.2°C
SDN:P02:75:TEMP
SDN:P06:46:UPAA for°C
ENVIRONMENT_Salinity Salinity of water at the time of taking the sample. Define the measurement according to Table 7. Format: ##.# 39.1 psu
SDN:P02:75:PSAL
SDN:P06:46:UGKG for PSU
ENVIRONMENT_Marine_Region It characterises the environment, based on the latitude and longitude, by reference to geographic, political, economic or ecological boundaries. Terms list: Marine Regions MRGID:21886 for Marine Ecoregion:South European Atlantic Shelf
ENVIRONMENT_Other_Parameters Add as many fields as there are other environments parameters measured.
Define the measurement according to Table 7.
See the list of recommended environmental parameters in Table 5
  1. Mandatory information is in bold and other fields are recommended EnvO is the Environment Ontology (http://www.environmentontology.org/Browse-EnvO). SDN:P02:75:XXXX is a controlled terms list describing “WHAT” is measured (http://seadatanet.maris2.nl/v_bodc_vocab_v2/search.asp?lib=P02). SDN:P06:46:XXXX is a controlled terms list describing “UNITS” of measurements (http://seadatanet.maris2.nl/v_bodc_vocab_v2/search.asp?lib=P06). Marine Regions is a standard list of marine georeferenced place names (http://www.marineregions.org/).