What is DataONE and how does it relate to SEAD?

To expose published data and make them broadly available and discoverable, SEAD partners with the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE), an NSF-funded project that provides access to data across multiple repositories of Earth and environmental data. SEAD implemented DataONE Member Node API and further improved it in 2016 to support SEAD’s new 2.0 messaging architecture. Additionally, SEAD metadata generator automatically creates a valid metadata file compliant with DataONE requirements.