ECDS profile of ISO 19115:2003

The purpose is to define a metadata profile for ECDS and to identify the metadata required to accurately describe ECDS datasets.

The ECDS profile is being developed in accordance with the rules established by the international standard (ISO) under the authority of the ECDS board. The ECDS profile is a subset of the international standard. In addition, the ECDS profile has adopted the usage of supplementary codelists and vocabularies that assist in the description of climate and environmental resources.

The ECDS profile will facilitate interoperability, primarily between the Swedish research institutes that work on climate and environmental issues, but also between the Swedish research institutes and their international counterparts.