ES-DOC is an international effort to develop metadata services for a set of climate modeling and related projects. The collaboration develops tools based on a Common Information Model (CIM) that describes Earth system models. The CIM includes the schema that was used for the 5th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5). This schema is associated with a Controlled Vocabulary (CV) of terms that can be used within CIM documents. The CIM is now being leveraged by a variety of international projects, several of which are extending existing CVs based on their own requirements.
This project is an evolution of the Metafor project (orginally sponsored by the European Network for Earth System Modeling) and Earth System Curator project (part of NESII, and sponsored by NSF, NOAA and NASA).
Tools & Services
|CIM API||A web service designed to support remote persistence, querying & comparison of CIM documents.||Mark Greenslade (IPSL)|
|CIM Viewer||Browser plugin - allows any web page to display CIM documents stored either locally or remotely.||Mark Greenslade (IPSL)|
|CIM Questionnaire||Software stack to generate and customize metadata questionnaires that output CIM Documents.||Allyn Treshansky (NOAA NESII)|
|CIM Comparator||Browser plugin - allows any web page to support CIM documents comparison.||Mark Greenslade (IPSL)|
|Visualization||Graphical rendering system of CIM and ESGF-P2P metadata.||Mark Greenslade (IPSL)|
|Media Packs||Packaged CIM products for media organisations to embed in their content channels.||Mark Greenslade (IPSL)|
|Coordination||Project coordination and administration||Sylvia Murphy (NOAA NESII) and Mark Greenslade (IPSL)|
CoG was developed under grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and in partnership with the Department of Energy Office of Science and the Infrastructure for the European Network for Earth System Modeling project supported by the European Union. Data archive and search provided by the Earth System Grid Federation.