A ‘Data product’ is a summarised documentation of available data, as first step towards a full dataset documentation. Data products can be used to provide a rough overview on available data for a given site or link to relevant third party data. The data model does not follow any standard but recommends to use Dublin Core (title, abstract, keywords, identifier) fields as mandatory fields.
Data products are classified using the Data product type (e.g. Air chemistry, Deposition), which contains a wide range of parameters. Instead of describing each single dataset or parameter the ‘data product’ can be described as a whole. In a later phase, the related datasets (by its MD) can be linked to the data product.
If you want to get an overview about the metadata elements of a data product, please go to the Data Product Metadata Model.