Attribute Conventions Dataset Discovery

Attribute Conventions Dataset Discovery



The Attribute Convention for Dataset Discovery (ACDD) identify and define a list of NetCDF global attributes recommended for describing a NetCDF dataset to discovery systems such as Digital Libraries. Software tools will use these attributes for extracting metadata from datasets, and exporting to Dublin Core, DIF, ADN, FGDC, ISO 19115 etc. metadata formats. The ACDD is intended: 1. To allow efficient dataset discovery; 2. To allow users to use data efficiently; 3. To facilitate mapping between dataset metadata (notably netCDF) and ISO 19115. At the moment, there is no working document per se. Instead, the Attribute Convention for Data Discovery Working link redirects to the Attribute Convention for Data Discovery Future Directions, which describes anticipated work on an object oriented ‘2.0’ version, and also references the document used to capture issues about version 1.3.


Belem statement areas
Climate Variability
Emerging Pollutants
Ocean Observation
Ocean Resources
Ocean Technology
Polar Research
Time frame
2005 - 2015