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Policies & Procedures

Data Policy

The purpose of this policy is to facilitate full and open access to, and confident use of, the data and information used in and produced by programs of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. View Data Policy

Metadata Assistance

The Data Policy specifies that project metadata must follow the FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee) metadata standards. For more information, please visit the FGDC Website. NOTE: There is no "right" or "wrong" tool to use - any tool that can generate FGDC compliant metadata records appropriate to the data being collected (including those not listed) may be used.

The following is a list of websites where information on tools for creating FGDC compliant metadata can be found:

Geospatial Metadata Tools (FGDC Website)

Metadata Tools for Geospacial Data (University of Wisconsin)

Recommended Tool for Creating Metadata Records for EVOS Projects

Metavist - Download the Install Package (56 MB)

Archives Approved for Permanent Storage of Datasets Created from EVOSTC Projects

Archive Location Dataset Types
NOAA Auke Bay Lab Hydrocarbon Database Hydrocarbon Samples
EVOSTC Data Archive All Datasets Not Archived Elsewhere

Approval of additional archives may be requested from the Data Manager.
In order to be approved for archiving of datasets, requested archives must meet the criteria outlined in the Data Policy.
If your datasets will be archived in a location other than the EVOSTC Data Archive, please upload a copy of the metadata file and the URL where the dataset can be downloaded to ProjectView, or email them to the Data Manager.