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  1. Temporal accuracy  

  2. Temporal consistency 

  3. Temporal validity 


Pass Requirements  

  1. Temporal accuracy: Ensure time stamps are included in the metadata (UTC time) so users can identify when the dataset version was created. This can help identify the latest version of a dataset.  

  2. Temporal consistency: Ensure a standardised file naming convention and metadata structure is followed so the dataset version is easily understood.  

  3. Temporal validity: Ensure a detailed work flow is included in the metadata so users can identify the order of changes made to the data and are able to replicate the process.  


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Description   Survey X 

Beagle Marine Park bathymetry survey 2018 (20180011S)

Test results   

  1. Temporal accuracy: Time stamps are in consistent formats in the metadata. 

  2. Temporal consistency: File name formats are consistent. 




This dataset passes all checks listed above.