Part VI - Database
|Web Site |||Database |||Data policy|
SEDOO is setting up a data management system composed of three components:
- The meta database contains the information needed to characterize the datasets. The metadata fields are defined following the INSPIRE directive and stored in xml files. Instrument types and topics are referenced according to the GCMD thesaurus keywords. Principal investigators are invited to provide metadata as early as possible (doc or pdf file). The metadata will be captured in xml files. Forms will be online in July 2011 and allow to add, complete or correct metadata information.
- A dataset archive stores the data files. Principal investigators are advised to provide dataset files written in NetCDF format respecting CF conventions. But ASCII column or excel files provided along with a file describing the format will be accepted. Many different versions of a dataset can be stored and the provision of raw data is encouraged. Quality-controlled data should be provided within 4 months after data acquisition. A http data files deposit and retrieval system procedure will be online in September 2011.
- A browsing system through the metadata will allow users to select datasets according different criteria (location, time, instrument type and parameter) and to download the corresponding data files.
- A user database will store dataset users name, organization and address. Any access to a dataset will automatically trigger an e-mail to the dataset PI and indicate him/her the user information.