Sensor data and metadata standards review for UKCEH

Williams, Stuart; Rosecký, Jan. 2019 Sensor data and metadata standards review for UKCEH. Wallingford, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 81pp. (Unpublished)

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This report contains a review and summary of a number of technical specifications originating with the ISO, OGC and W3C standards bodies in the field of earth observations and sensor networks, with the aim of developing a data model appropriate for CEH sensor data. In particular it recommends the development of a JSON-LD based format built around core concepts drawn jointly from ISO19156 Observations and Measurements and W3C Semantic Sensor Networks (SSN)/Sensor, Observation, Sample and Actuator (SOSA); the use of the Complex Property Model for semantically grounded property descriptions; OGC Sensor ML for the description of sensor instances and types; and INSPIRE Environmental Monitoring Facilities for describing sites and their monitoring capabilities. For time series representation it recommends the use of observation collections (a SSN/SOSA extension) which also serve as a point of attachment for property/values shared by all observations in a collection.

Item Type: Publication - Report
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pollution (Science Area 2017-)
Water Resources (Science Area 2017-)
Funders/Sponsors: NERC
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: UKCEH reviewers: Matt Fry, Oliver Swain, Simon Stanley, Mike Brown.
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 06 Feb 2020 15:53 +0 (UTC)

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