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linking to moles3 action items

Metadata Objects for Linking Environmental Sciences

The main objectives within NDG3 are to

  1. Improve the code and support for MOLES V1.3 for those sites with MOLES 1.3 data
    • MOLES V1 was developed during NDG and NDG2, and deployed in NDG2. A number of major issues were identified with the structure and format of the XML schema which defined it. MOLES V1 is still deployed and supported to an extent.
      • Better support for BODC MOLES documents is anticipated under the NDG-MSI in the MILK stack.
  2. Complete the development of the MOLES V2 information model (and supporting code), and deploy at BADC and NEODC.
    • MOLES V2 has been developed in response to the many things we obviously did wrong in the construction of MOLES 1, and as a prototype for MOLES V3 which we hope to be more standards compliant. It is being deployed at  CEDA (BADC and NEODC) using their own internal funding.
      • It will be integrated into MILK in the NDG-MSI.
  3. The development of the MOLES V3 information model.
    • Community workshops and information modelling will take MOLES1 and MOLES2 and develop a new information model which is more complementary with other key existing standards (including ISO19115 and Observations and Measurements).
      • UML and documentation will be developed in the NDG-MSI.

Useful MOLES pages


  • Load a collection of MOLES documents into eXist - sample code.

Current tickets (some of which may be historical) are:

MOLES - Video and Audio

NDG3: Capability, Discovery, Vocab, Software, MOLES, Security, Community, Roadmap, Management