Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Kyra Schlining, Susan von Thun
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Database
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Year 2000
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Moss Landing, California USA
Publisher: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Other_Citation_Details:
http://www.mbari.org/vars
Online_Linkage: http://iobis.org/mapper/?dataset=1507
Description:
Abstract:
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) uses high-resolution video equipment to record hundreds of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives per year. In the first 20 years of ROV diving since 1988, over 16,000 hours of video tapes have been archived and managed as a centralized institutional resource. This unique video library contains footage of the biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of the Monterey Bay submarine canyon and other areas including the Pacific Northwest, Santa Barbara basin, Central California seamounts, Northern California, Oregon, Hawaii, and the Gulf of California. MBARI has developed a software and hardware system, Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS), to facilitate the creation, storage, and retrieval of video annotations based on ROV dive tapes. The VARS components reference a knowledge database of over 4,000 biological concepts as well as relevant descriptive, geological and technical terms. This hierarchical information allows for consistent and rapid classification, description, and complex querying of objects observed on video. Over three million observations, along with ancillary data from the time of collection, exist in this database. After decades of collecting, cataloguing, and analyzing these data MBARI has amassed a unique, visual time series that supports a growing number of internal and external research publications and projects. The resulting database represents an evolution of knowledge and serves as a tool for studying descriptive and quantitative attributes of the ocean environment and ultimately measuring biodiversity deep in the Monterey Bay and extended regions of study. Recognizing the intellectual value of the extensive collection of the video captured by ROVs, MBARI continues to develop applications for internal and public access to this video database.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Schlining B, Jacobsen Stout N. 2006. MBARI’s video annotation and reference system. In: Proceedings of the Marine Technology Society/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Oceans Conference, Boston, MA, p 1–5.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.436
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.916
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.936
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.154
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > ABYSSAL HILLS/PLAINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > CONTINENTAL MARGINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > FRACTURE ZONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE VOLCANISM > HYDROTHERMAL VENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAMOUNTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SUBMARINE CANYONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > BIOTURBATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > BIOGENIC SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > PARTICLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE VOLCANISM > MID-OCEAN RIDGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > COMB JELLIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARROW WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > PEANUT WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > BURROWS/SPOON WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > RIBBON WORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > LAMP SHELLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA > CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > DEMERSAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PELAGIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > AMOEBOIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: ROV > REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLES
Theme_Keyword: VIDEO CAMERA
Theme_Keyword: CAMERA
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: VARS > VIDEO ANNOTATION AND REFERENCE SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Video
Theme_Keyword: Image
Theme_Keyword: Observation
Theme_Keyword: Annotation
Theme_Keyword: Bryozoa
Theme_Keyword: Porifera
Theme_Keyword: Hemichordata
Theme_Keyword: Annelida
Theme_Keyword: Platyhelminthes
Theme_Keyword: Echinodermata
Theme_Keyword: Brachiopoda
Theme_Keyword: Sipuncula
Theme_Keyword: Mollusca
Theme_Keyword: Chaetognatha
Theme_Keyword: Chordata
Theme_Keyword: Animalia
Theme_Keyword: Echiura
Theme_Keyword: Nemertea
Theme_Keyword: Ctenophora
Theme_Keyword: Cnidaria
Theme_Keyword: Eubacteria
Theme_Keyword: Sarcomastigophora
Theme_Keyword: Plantae
Theme_Keyword: Fungi
Theme_Keyword: Rov Tiburon
Theme_Keyword: Rov Ventana
Theme_Keyword: R/v Point Lobos
Theme_Keyword: R/v Western Flyer
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MONTEREY BAY
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
IMPORTANT Notes Regarding Data Data Use Policy: MBARI provides these data "as is", with no warranty, express or implied, of the data quality or consistency. It is provided without support and without obligation on the part of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to assist in its use, correction, modification, or enhancement. For use in publication, authors should obtain written permission from MBARI's Director of Information and Technology Dissemination, Judith Connor, conn@mbari.org. Authors should acknowledge MBARI as the data source in those publications and provide reprints to the MBARI library. Also, it is generally expected that any science publication relying heavily on information or interpretation from one or more MBARI scientists or technicians will acknowledge those scientists, typically by including them as collaborators and co-authors when their contribution has been significant. Exclusions: MBARI typically embargoes annotation and related data for two years for internal quality control and analysis. In addition, extensions to this period are sometimes granted for specific data sets, which are still undergoing review and analysis for publication. In general, most of the annotations and related data older than two years are made available through data providers such as OBIS-USA as well as via the VARS Public Query system, but it should not be assumed that these data are representative of the entire MBARI video annotation database. Quality Control: Due to the nature of ROV video data collection and analysis, identifications of marine organisms may change over time based on new research findings, expanded collection ranges, or technological advances such as higher-resolution camera systems. Further, the data provided in MBARI's video annotation database are continuously undergoing updates to reflect quality control and other improvements. For these reasons, no specific data sets obtained from the VARS Query system (or via secondary data providers such as OBIS-USA) should be considered for scientific publication without first obtaining appropriate written verification from MBARI. If you wish to contribute to (e.g., to suggest enhancements or corrections) or to use this data for scientific publication, we encourage you to contact MBARI to arrange any necessary data review and distribution.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JUDITH CONNOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 93940
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 775-1728
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: conn@mbari.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
This data set has been used extensively for over 20 years by multiple researchers, both internal and external to MBARI, and has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed publications thus far as well as countless exploratory, educational and public outreach projects.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: MBARI > Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Contact_Person: JUDITH CONNOR
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 93940
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (831) 775-1728
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: conn@mbari.org
Resource_Description: MBARI_VARS_2000
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mbari.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://iobis.org/mapper/?dataset=1507
Access_Instructions:
View data on OBIS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mbari.org/vars
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090708
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140312
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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