Formal Specification of Data Types in the Deep Carbon Observatory Data Portal Conference Poster uri icon

DCO ID 11121/5676-2747-6452-4468-CC

is Contribution to the DCO

  • Yes

year of publication

  • 2015


  • Data types are often treated only as syntax of variables, such as integer, float, boolean, character, and string, etc. Such declaration does not offer any domain specific meaning to the data types. Our intention is to let a data type include more meanings, such as who create the data type, the source standard that the data type derives from, the operations that can be done on datasets of that data type, and typical scientific domains, software programs and/or instruments that use the data type. Initial results have already been achieved in the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Data Portal (

publication date

  • 2015