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Metadata in IS-ENES2

This page provides a short list of the key IS-ENES2 launch activities which need to be addressed from a CMS perspective. In the longer term, these activities will be documented on one or both of an IS-ENES2 work tracker (tbd) and the es-doc cog.

Amongst other things, it is intended to help the briefing of CMS staff working on IS-ENES2.


  • The key metadata activity within IS-ENES2 is a follow on project of metafor.
    • The key product of the Metafor project (with collaborators) were:
      • The Common Information Model (CIM) for describing models and the simulation workflow. See for example Lawrence et al 2012.
      • Controlled vocabularies for describing aspects of models (to be used in instances of CIM descriptions). See for example Moine et al 2013
  • Currently the metafor activity has been subsumed into an international project under the es-doc label:

Current Priorities

Generic: From an IS-ENES2 perspective:

  • Establish the internal IS-ENES2 metadata organisation
    • Need to make sure it is cross-cutting wrt IS-ENES2 work packages (JRA, NA etc).
    • May take some advantage of es-doc cog, and/or telcos, as well as internal mechanisms.
  • Re-establish the European network to feed into es-edoc
  • Establish and document priority actions for IS-ENES2 activities
  • Begin a programme of external communication
    • Identify an external user group and a set of beta testers.
    • Consider what training is needed.
    • Formalise links with other projects (EU, US where necessary (and not already covered by es-doc).
    • Liaise with CMIP6 preparation.

IS-ENES2 DoW Milestones and Deliverables

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