The Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard - Aura Validation Data Center
Original (non-English) name
GEOMS - AVDC
This document outlines the metadata and data structure requirements developed to facilitate the use of
geophysical datasets by improving their portability and accessibility, and by making their contents self-describing. This approach was originally selected to deal with atmospheric and oceanographic datasets but
has been recently expanded to support all measurements from Earth observation instruments.
The Generic Earth Observation Metadata Standard (GEOMS) metadata and data structure requirements
described in this document may be applied to any project where data are to be exchanged.