High-level MERMAID API documentation

The MERMAID API is the central interface through which all MERMAID data is read and written, and is the core of the MERMAID project, which seeks to accelerate coral reef conservation by making common coral reef data collection and analysis fast, less error-prone, secure, and flexible.

This documentation refers to its production instantiation at https://api.datamermaid.org/v1/, backed by an AWS-based stack including an RDS PostgreSQL database and using Django and Django REST Framework, and is actively used by

Our code is free (as in speech) and open source.


This documentation is for folks who know how to use APIs. If you are not a developer and just want to access your MERMAID data for analysis, go to mermaidr and read the excellent documentation there.

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