are thus the essential data management component that makes an environmental data archive useful. Whenever possible, NOAA’s metadata protocols should be made compatible with international standards to facilitate discovery and coordination with other archives, and NOAA should work with its users and partners to expand and improve these standards. The contents and utility of metadata for data stewardship, archiving, and access are described in additional detail in Chapters 4, 5, and 6, respectively.
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