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  • 10 November 2010

    Translation Services Web Site Launched

    The standards for describing research (and other) data are evolving constantly. For each new, or evolved, standard there are millions of data sets that need to be conformed. The cost for achieving conformance can be high, particularly when manual intervention is required. The Translation Services project managed by the Tasmanian Partnership for Advanced Computing (TPAC) seeks to minimize the effort and cost for converting to different metadata standards. The Translation Services have initially been applied to conforming THREDDS catalogs to NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Convention. This provides a significant cost saving for anyone to translate these types of data. In future, input and output "drivers" will be created for other standards such as ISO 19115 and OGC, etc. and for standards yet to be created.

    The web site is available to authorized users at

    Further details can be found in the Translation Services Poster.

    This project is supported by the National eResearch Architecture Taskforce (NeAT), The Australian National Data Service (ANDS), Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) in collaboration with the University of Tasmania and Arcitecta Pty Ltd.