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Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS)
Entry ID: VARS
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Summary
Abstract: The Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) is a software interface and database system that provides tools for describing, cataloging, retrieving, and viewing the visual, descriptive, and quantitative data associated with video. Developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for annotating deep-sea video data, VARS is currently being used to describe over 4500 dives by our remotely operated vehicles (ROV). VARS has allowed MBARI scientists to produce numerous quantitative and qualitative scientific publications based on video data.

Although originally designed for annotating underwater video, VARS can be applied to any video dataset that requires constrained (i.e. searchable) annotations.

VARS is a suite of 3 applications: Annotation, Knowledgebase, and Query. All three applications are written in Java and have been tested on Windows PCs and Macs. VARS can be used to annotate video from either VCRs that support RS422 control or movie files, such as QuickTime and AVI movies.

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: Download the Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) software.

Link: GET RELATED DATA SET METADATA (DIF)
Description: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute-2000 associated data set description.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) documentation.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS) user guide.
Service Citation
Title: Video Annotation and Reference System (VARS)
Provider: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
URL: http://vars.sourceforge.net/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >AQUACULTURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >ABYSSAL HILLS/PLAINS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >CONTINENTAL MARGINS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >FRACTURE ZONES   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >OCEAN PLATEAUS/RIDGES   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAMOUNTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SUBMARINE CANYONS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >TRENCHES   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >BIOTURBATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >BIOGENIC SEDIMENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >HYDROGENOUS SEDIMENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >PARTICLE FLUX   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM >MID-OCEAN RIDGES   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >BATHYMETRY   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >BRYOZOANS/MOSS ANIMALS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >COMB JELLIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARROW WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >PEANUT WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >BURROWS/SPOON WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >RIBBON WORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >LAMP SHELLS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ECHINODERMS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >SPONGES   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA >CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE)   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >DEMERSAL HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PELAGIC HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >REEF HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >AMOEBOIDS
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS
Quality
Though they have proven to have great inherent and inferred scientific value, the data were not always collected using systematic search procedures. Biases have been introduced by observation techniques, camera settings, mission planning, changing science terminology, and observation location and sequencing, among other factors. In no way should these data be viewed or analyzed as random, structured, or systematic observations.
Access Constraints
None, however VARS works on Windows 7 and XP, MAC OS X, and Linux/UNIX (with some limitations). It requires Java Runtime Environment, version 1.6 (aka Java 6) or later. Developers should have a basic understanding of Java and/or databases.
Use Constraints
The VARS software is open source
Service Provider
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JUDITH CONNOR
Phone: (831) 775-1728
Email: conn at mbari.org
Contact Address:
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 93940
Country: USA


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Service Provider Personnel
Name: JUDITH CONNOR
Phone: (831) 775-1728
Email: conn at mbari.org
Contact Address:
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 93940
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
BRIAN SCHLINING
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: brian at mbari.org
Contact Address:
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
City: Moss Landing
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95039-9644
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2011-12-28
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-01-03
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