WMO Metadata Workshop
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WMO Information System (WIS)
Cross-programme requirements for FWIS
Widely available and electronic (on-line) metadata and data catalogues of all relevant data required by the WMO Programmes
Harmonisation of data formats, transmission standards, archiving and distribution mechanisms to better support inter-disciplinary use of data and products.
Standard practices for the collection, electronic archival and exchange of metadata, both high-level and detailed, especially for stations and instruments.
Dieter C. Schiessl, WMO, Feb 2004