The EPOS multi-scale laboratories community publishes and maintains several vocabularies to harmonize metadata descriptions and in turn improve findability of the data. Currently the following vocabularies are available:
- Analogue modelling of geological processes
- Geological age
- Geological setting
- Microscopy and tomography
- Pore fluids
- Rock and melt physics
The vocabularies are used within this catalogues to add ‘interpreted keywords’ to data publications. This is done by checking the originally assigned keywords, title and abstract for matches with terms and synonyms within the vocabularies. Fields containing the originally assigned keywords are where applicable only exact term or synonym matches.