Contribute to the Data Portal

This IASOA data access portal is developed through two different means from contributing IASOA observatories:

1. We work cooperatively with several global and institutional archives to automatically harvest their existing metadata.  In order to provide metadata from your archive for automated harvest, please review template below and view this schema tree of IASOA's implementation of the ISO-19115-2 metadata standard.  These easy-to-follow documents should answer your questions about how to structure compatible metadata.  Contact for more information.  

2. We provide instructions for hand authoring metadata for your data sets.  For more information, please contact  A metadata authoring tool is being developed for data providers to use directly.  In the meantime, we are happy to take care of the data entry for you.  

Our objective is to be as non-duplicating as possible.  It is always our first choice to work with archives with established metadata procedures to translate their existing metadata into our ISO-19115-2 schema.