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Common Metadata for Climate Modelling Digital Repositories

metafor_logo.png Project type: European project
Funding institution: European Union
Program: 7th European FP
Code: 211753
Period: March 2008 - February 2011
Status: Finished
Web: metafor.eu

The main objective of METAFOR is to develop a Common Information Model (CIM) to describe climate data and the models that produce it in a standard way, and to ensure the wide adoption of the CIM. METAFOR will address the fragmentation and gaps in availability of metadata (data describing data) as well as duplication of information collection and problems of identifying, accessing or using climate data that are currently found in existing repositories.

METAFOR will optimize the way climate data infrastructures are used to store knowledge, thereby adding value to primary research data and information, and providing an essential asset for the numerous stakeholders actively engaged in climate change issues (policy, research, impacts, mitigation, private sector).

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