Each of the multiyear projects in the National Environmental Science Program Tropical Water Quality (NESP TWQ) hub is required to make a number of submissions to the eAtlas. These submissions are to ensure that the data generated by the hub are captured and well documented, enabling this data to be used by environmental managers and reused in future research. The schedule of submissions to the eAtlas is to help projects to meet the NESP data management guidelines.
Over the life of the NERP TE program each project is required to complete a metadata describing the project itself and metadata records describing each of the dataset produced by the project.
This guide describes the creation and supplying of metadata describing just the project itself (referred to as the 'project metadata record') and not the datasets produced by this project; these will come later as each dataset is developed. These subsequent dataset records will be attached and linked to the project metadata record being described here.
The eAtlas encourages researchers to submit photos to the eAtlas to show research in action and to provide a library of photos that show environmental places, process and behaviours.
All photos submitted to the eAtlas need to be accompanied with metadata that describes what the photos shows (a caption), a title, who needs to be attributed, location of the photo and licensing. To supply this metadata you can: