Contribute

To contribute your media to Media Bank, please provide the following metadata with each image/video supplied. Please submit your contribution via email to media@marine-geo.org.

Required metadata
  1. File Name - The full name of the file you are contributing
  2. Media Title - The text you wish to appear title for your media. This will also be the link text
  3. Caption - The descriptive caption to associate with this media (50 word max)
  4. Contributor Name & email - Your name and email
  5. Investigator Name & email- The name of the person to whom the media should be credited
  6. Category - The category/categories to which this media belongs
       - Accepted values:
  7. Permissions for use - Enter 1 if the full resolution image should be made publicly accessible or 2 if access to the full resolution image requires approval
  8. Data Type - The type of data this media represents
       - Accepted values:

Optional metadata:
  1. Related Reference - The full reference of any publication in which this media appears.
  2. Expedition/Compilation Name- The name of the expedition or compilation from which this media was created
  3. Feature ID - The geographic feature name associated with this media
       - Accepted values:
  4. Platform Name - The platform with which this media was collected
  5. Dive Name - The dive name during which this media collected
  6. Line Name - The line name (e.g. Camera Tow name) during which this media was collected
  7. Device Type - The device used to created the data contained within this media
       - Accepted values:
  8. Subject Device Type - The device shown in the media
       - Accepted values:
  9. Nav Type - The navigation type relevant to this media
       - Accepted values:
  10. Funding Sources - The source of the funding used to acquire the data and/or generate this media
  11. species name(s) - List the Latin and common names for any species featured in this media
  12. start_date - The start date/time this media acquired (format: MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS)
  13. start_latitude - The start latitude describing the geographic location of this media. For maps, use the Northern latitude.
  14. start_longitude - The start longitude describing the geographic location of this media. For maps, use the Western longitude.
  15. stop_date - The stop date/time this media (format: MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS). Only necessary if the data were acquired over a continuum of time.
  16. stop_latitude - The stop latitude describing the geographic location of this media. Only necessary if the data were acquired over a continuum of space or time. For maps, use the Southern latitude.
  17. stop_longitude - The stop longitude describing the geographic location of this media. Only necessary if the data were acquired over a continuum of space or time. For maps, use the Eastern longitude.
  18. Depth (m) - The depth at which this media was acquired (in meters). Only relevant to oceanographic data.
  19. Copyright Organization ID - The name of the organization that has copyrighted this media.