BODC operates the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) web service, which provides access to controlled vocabularies. Some of these vocabularies are totally managed by BODC but others have external content governance authorities (e.g. SeaVox).
The following tools are provided to allow users to search and edit vocabularies (where authorised).
- Vocabulary search - allows users to search for a vocabulary or for terms within a vocabulary.
- Vocabulary editor - allows external authorities access to their vocabularies without the need for manual interaction by BODC.
In addition, there are a number of vocabularies hosted on the NERC Vocabulary Server (NVS) where the labels for concepts in one vocabulary are created from a concatenation of concept labels from other vocabularies following an underlying semantic model.
- Vocabulary builder - This web based tool allows a user to search these vocabularies based on the constituent elements of the semantic model that have been used to build up the preferred label.
Other vocabulary information:
- The BODC Parameter Dictionary (P01) is a collection of controlled vocabularies for parameter management.