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ECS Project Data Management

ECS Seismic Metadata

This metadata template is designed to describe seismic field reflection, refraction or velocity data for the ECS data management activities. This is a collaborative effort between the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, the Institute for Geophysics at University of Texas at Austin, the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Minerals Management Service (MMS) and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University.

There is an XML Schema document (XSD) that describes the XML representation of the metadata and can validate the content. The template includes an internal controlled vocabulary for labeling aspects of the data and has recommendations for external vocabulary lists.

Empty XML Templates of Seismic Metadata

These are empty xml templates that can be used to begin the development of your seismic metadata records.


This example is derived from information in two documents: MMS Data Announcement 75-09 and Navigation File 75-09.n83.


To enable interoperability with other metadata, below is an XML Stylesheet Language Translation (XSLT) that crosswalks some of the content in the seismic metadata to ISO 19115 and 19115-2 standards.