Project


Definition

The <Project> is the name of the scientific program, field campaign, or project from which the data were collected.

This field allows for the specification of keywords that are the names of the projects.  These keywords are important for the search and retrieval of information from the GCMD.  The field <Project> consists of the short name and the long name of the project.  There is a 1:1 correspondence between the short name and the long name.

  • <Short_Name> is the abbreviated name of the project from which the data were collected. 
  • <Long_Name> is the full name of the project from which the data were collected.
 
Syntax

<Project>
   <Short_Name>Project short name keyword</Short_Name>
   <Long_Name>Project long name keyword</Long_Name>
</Project>

 
Usage
  • The <Project> field is highly recommended and repeatable.
  • <Short_Name> 1 to 80 characters from the UTF-8 character set, except “>”
  • <Long_Name> 1 to 220 characters from the UTF-8 character set, except “>”
  • <Short_Name> and <Long_Name> must be selected from the controlled set of Project keywords. However, new project identifiers may only be added if the project does not already appear in the Project keyword List.
  • The <Short_Name> is usually a mnemonic or abbreviated version of the <Long_Name>.  When submitting a new <Short_Name>, always check the Project Keyword Lists to ensure mutual exclusivity among project short names.  No two projects may have the same <Short_Name>.
 
Example
<Project>
   <Short_Name>OBIS</Short_Name>
   <Long_Name>Ocean Biogeographic Information System</Long_Name>
</Project>

<Project>
   <Short_Name>EOS</Short_Name>
   <Long_Name>Earth Observing System</Long_Name>
</Project>

 

This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2014.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
[http://gcmd.nasa.gov/add/difguide/].

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