University of Colorado
The Earth System Curator project focused on developing metadata and associated services in order to document Earth system simulations and models. Curator metadata and displays were a sub-component of the Earth System Grid (ESG) data and metadata archive system.
ESG and Curator's metadata display was used in support of the 2008 Dynamical Core Model Intercomparison Project (DCMIP 2008), and the 5th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5).
In late 2011, Curator partnered with the European-led METAFOR project to form a new joint international project called Earth System Documentation (ES-DOC). While Curator's name has changed, its mission has not. Metadata services are continuing to evolve under the ES-DOC umbrella. ES-DOC products are already in use in support of both CMIP5 and DCMIP 2012, a follow-on project to DCMIP 2008.
This site includes presentations (under Resources) and other materials related to the Curator project.