About the reporting format

ESS-DIVE's location reporting format is intended to guide users in providing a minimal set of metadata about locations.

This reporting format was developed by synthesizing the requirements for reporting locations from ESS-DIVE's existing reporting formats. We also took into consideration 12 other locations-related standards, conventions, guidelines, and reporting formats to determine which elements would constitute a minimal set of appropriate metadata.

Quickstart Guide

  1. Read reporting format instructions to understand how to fill out templates.

  2. Review our terminology guide to understand definitions of each term used in the templates.

  3. Download blank copy of reporting format template

  4. Save your completed locations metadata template as a CSV file and upload to ESS-DIVE as part of your dataset.

How to contribute

We encourage users to contribute to this reporting format. Please submit any comments or suggestions via a GitHub issue or by emailing ESS-DIVE support at ess-dive-support at lbl.gov

Licensing information

This repository content is licensed for use under the CC BY 4.0 license

Funding and acknowledgments

Funding for the development of ESS-DIVE's location metadata reporting format was provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Climate and Environmental Science Division, Data Management program under contract number DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Crystal-Ornelas R; O'Ryan D; Christianson D; Hendrix V C; Agarwal D; Varadharajan C (2022): ESS-DIVE Reporting Format for Location Metadata. ESS-DIVE repository. Dataset. doi: 10.15485/1865730

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