Acronym Glossary

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

"A" Acronyms

  • ACCER - Alaska Climate Change Executive Roundtable
  • ACDD - Attribute Convention for Data Discovery
  • ADIwg - Alaska Data Integration Working Group
  • AOOS - Alaska Ocean Observing System
  • ARMAP - Arctic Research Mapping Application


"C" Acronyms

  • CSDGM - Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  • CSW – Catalog Services for the Web


"D" Acronyms

  • DCAT - Data Catalog Vocabulary
  • Dcite - DataCite 3.1
  • DCMI - Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
  • DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
  • DIF - Directory Interchange Format
  • Dryad


"E" Acronyms

  • ECHO - EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM (EOS) CLEARINGHOUSE
  • ECS - EOSDIS Core System
  • EOS - Earth Observing System
  • EOSDIS - Earth Observing Science Data and Information System
  • ESDIS - Earth Science Data and Information System
  • EML - Ecological Metadata Language


"F" Acronyms

  • FGDC - The Federal Geographic Data Committee


"G" Acronyms

  • GCMD - Global Change Master Directory


"H" Acronyms

  • HCLS - Health Care and Life Sciences
  • HDF - Hierarchical Data Format
  • HDF EOS5 - Hierarchical Data Format Earth Observing System 5


"I" Acronyms

  • IDN - International Directory Network
  • ISO – International Organization of Standardization
  • LTER - Long term Ecological Research Network


"N" Acronyms

  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • netCDF - Network Common Data Format
  • NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • NPRB - North Pacific Research Board
  • NSF - National Science Foundation
  • NSSI - North Slope Science Initiative Oversight


"O" Acronyms

  • OGC - Open Geospatial Consortium
  • OMB - Office of Management and Budget
  • OMG - Object Management Group
  • OPeNDAP - Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol


"R" Acronyms

  • RDF - Resource Description Framework


"S" Acronyms

  • SAM - Science and Metadata Community
  • SERF - Service Entry Resource Format
  • SOS - Sensor Observation Service


"T" Acronyms

  • THREDDS - Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services


"U" Acronyms

  • UCAR - University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • UMM – Unified Metadata Model
  • UML - Unified Modeling Language
  • USGS - United States Geological Survey


"W" Acronyms

  • W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
  • WCS – Web Coverage Service
  • WFS - Web Feature Service
  • WMS - Web Mapping Service
  • WSDL - Web Service Description Language


"X" Acronyms

  • XML - Extensible Markup Language


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