Located in UK. Data coverage is global.
Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development:
The BADC leads the NERC DataGrid (NDG) project aimed at creating a federated data management system that allows users to discover, browse, select and access data from multiple sources via a single interface. Using the RM-ODP architecting model and UML a formal architecture has been developed. Schemas have been developed for discovery, browse metadata and access metadata. These have been heavily influenced by developing standards such as ISOs TC211 work and GML, as well as existing community standards such as NetCDF and OpenDAP. The NDG has identified areas where the developing standards do not cater for the needs of atmospheric/climate science and work is underway to influence the drafting process.
The BADC and MPI-WDCC have been working on an interoperability project to enable users of ECMWF Re-analysis data to access data via either archive. This involves agreement of common security and metadata standards.
Support for the research community.
Environmental application domains:
Atmospheric Composition, Air Pollution, Meteorology, Climate Change, Climate Sciences