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.  The field <Project> includes 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.
  • <Campaign> is a sub project, or name of recurring activity associated with the Project. Collections may be associated with multiple campaigns.
  • <Start_Date> is the start date of the project or campaign.
  • <End_Date> is the end date of the project or campaign.

 
Syntax

<Project>
   <Short_Name>Project Short Name Keyword</Short_Name>
   <Campaign>Text string</Campaign>
   <Long_Name>Project Long Name Keyword</Long_Name>
   <Start_Date>A date or dateTime</Start_Date>
   <End_Date>A date or dateTime</End_Date>
</Project>

 
Usage
  • <Project> is required and repeatable.
  • <Short_Name>and <Long_Name>must be selected from the controlled set of Project keywords. However, new project indentifiers may be added if the project does not already appear in the Project keyword list.
  • <Campaign>is optional
  • <Start_Date>and <End_Date> are optional and should either be a date (YYYY-MM-DD) or dateTime (YYYY-MM-DDT00:00:00) value.
 
Example
<Project>
   <Short_Name>EOS</Short_Name>
   <Long_Name>Earth Observing System</Long_Name>
</Project>

<Project>
   <Short_Name>GTE/TRACE-P</Short_Name>
   <Campaign>TRACE-P</Campaign>
   <Long_Name>GTE/TRAnsport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific</Long_Name>
   <Start_Date>2012-01-01</Start_Date>
   <End_Date>2013-01-30</End_Date>
</Project>

 

This document should be cited as:
Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
Global Change Master Directory.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
[https://idn.ceos.org/r/u/difguide/].