C3S Data Rescue Services will include an online Registry Service for users to upload metadata information related to rescued data. The Registry metadata base will contain Inventories for Land Surface Stations, Upper Air Fixed and Moving Platforms and Marine Platforms. Guidelines for submiting the metadata will be supplied, as well as user support.
With the Registry containing many previous inventories for several DARE projects and initiatives, such as ERA-CLIM/ERA-CLIM2, ISPD, MEDARE and other ACRE related activities it will be possible to search the Registry for metadata such as Country, Station name, ECV, Time span, and other options. Multiple searches will also be available, as well as the possibility to plot the entries location on a worldmap. It will also be possible to download the search results to Excel or Ascii files and the location Images to png or other formats.
One of the objectives of this service is to provide the most comprehensible metadata archive for rescued data, in order to avoid duplication of DARE efforts. With this service the user will be also informed about the DARE status of the past, present and planned initiatives, from the existence of a logbook in hardcopy format, its imaging, digitisation, Quality control and inclusion in a global database. Through all DARE phases the Registry will supply the link and contact of the data owners/suppliers, and links to data digital images (if available). The user with rescued data will also be helped to submit their set to global databases.
The C3S Data Rescue Service Registry is being developed taking as a model the ERA-CLIM/ERA-CLIM2 Portal which is available at http://eraclim-global-registry.rd.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/.
C3S Data Rescue Service Registry Links
ERA-CLIM2 Global Registry
The archive for the inventory of historically-sourced data from meteorological surface-station observations, upper-air observations and from maritime sources for the ERA-CLIM2 project.