To support data-driven Earth System Sciences (ESS) research, we need to ensure that ESS data can be easily found, accessed and that they are understood by humans as well as by machines.

EASYDAB is a quality seal that has been established to award and highlight carefully curated Earth System Science data. The EASYDAB logo indicates that the data have an open license, meet the FAIR Data Principles and have been checked by the data repository for compliance with a discipline-specific quality guideline.

The ATMODAT standard is used as default guideline for atmospheric model data. Repositories can fall back to other quality standards as long as they achieve a comparable matureness of the published data. Data or dataset collections with an EASYDAB label are always linked to a DataCite DOI, and are earmarked with the EASYDAB logo on the landing page. The logo is a registered trademark and may only be used by repositories that agreed to follow the EASYDAB terms.

EASYDAB datasets will stand out from others, making them more attractive to download, use and cite.