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The NVS

The NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) provides access to lists of standardised terms that cover a broad spectrum of the environmental science community. The NVS is technically-managed and hosted by the British Oceanographic Data Centre, part of the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (BODC, NOC), on behalf of the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NVS is published as Linked Data described using SKOS, Dublin Core and other RDF vocabularies accessible via 3 different web services:

  • RESTFul interface
  • SOAP web service
  • SPARQL endpoint

 

Argo vocabularies

Argo vocabularies, also known as reference tables, are used extensively to constrain the contents of the file in the Argo data system, and to enhance its interoperability.

No.

Name

Vocab

                                                Search

URL

1

Data type

R01

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R01/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R01/current/

2 RT

Real-time measurement flag scale

RR2

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/RR2/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/RR2/current/

2 DM

Delayed-mode measurement flag scale

RD2

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/RD2/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/RD2/current/

2a

Profile quality control flags

RP2

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/RP2/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/RP2/current/

3

Parameter codes

R03

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R03/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R03/current/

4

Data centres and institutions

R04

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R04/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R04/current/

5

Location classes

R05

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R05/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R05/current/

6

Data state indicators

R06

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R06/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R06/current/

7

History action codes

R07

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R07/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R07/current/

8

Instrument types

R08

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R08/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R08/current/

9

Positioning system

R09

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R09/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R09/current/

10

Transmission system

R10

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R10/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R10/current/

11

QC test binary IDs

R11

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R11/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R11/current/

12

History steps codes

R12

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R12/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R12/current/

13

Ocean codes

R13

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R13/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R13/current/

14

Technical parameter names

R14

Not yet available

Not yet available

15a

Trajectory cycle timing codes

R15

Not yet available

Not yet available

15b

Trajectory measurement codes

R95

Not yet available

Not yet available

16

Vertical sampling schemes

R16

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R16/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R16/current/

17

Obsolete

n/a

n/a

n/a

18

Configuration parameter names

R18

Not yet available

Not yet available

19

STATUS flags

R19

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R19/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R19/current/

20

GROUNDED flags

R20

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R20/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R20/current/

21

REPRESENTATIVE_PARK_PRESSURE_STATUS

R21

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R21/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R21/current/

22

PLATFORM_FAMILY

R22

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R22/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R22/current/

23

PLATFORM_TYPE

R23

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R23/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R23/current/

24

PLATFORM_MAKER

R24

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R24/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R24/current/

25

SENSOR

R25

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R25/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R25/current/

26

SENSOR_MAKER

R26

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R26/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R26/current/

27

SENSOR_MODEL

R27

https://www.bodc.ac.uk/resources/vocabularies/vocabulary_search/R27/

https://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/R27/current/

28

CONTROLLER_BOARD_TYPE_PRIMARY

R28

Not yet available

Not yet available

29

BATTERY_TYPE (a and b?)

R29

Not yet available

Not yet available

30

BATTERY_PACKS

R30

Not yet available

Not yet available

 

VocPrez

All NVS vocabularies and services, including those used by or specific to Argo, can be accessed via the BODC installation of VocPrez, a new user interface to the original URL which provides an updated look and feel with additional functionality both for humans and machines. This development makes accessing the NVS easier, faster and more scalable. It also adds a user-friendly interface to the NVS to facilitate the adoption of the technology by a broader community of users, adding a more integrated user experience to the range of existing services. VocPrez enhances the machine to machine delivery of NVS by providing Linked Data in different serializations like json-LD, turtle, Ntriples, etc. aligning the NVS with the FAIR semantics. Finally, it enables content negotiation by profile which is a cutting-edge development.

 

Argo Vocabulary Editors

The content of the Argo vocabularies in managed by a team of editors through the NVS Vocab Editor.

 

Submitting new terms

If you wish to submit a new entry to the Argo vocabularies for review, you can submit these via the publicly accessible and visible NVS GitHub repo for Argo Vocabs, or members of the Argo Data Management Team can submit them via the Argo data management mailing list.