DataFed is a web services-based software that non-intrusively mediates between autonomous, distributed data providers and users. The main goals of DataFed are: Aid air quality management and science by effective use of relevant data - Facilitate the access and flow of atmospheric data from provider to users - Support the development of user-driven data processing value chains. DataFed Catalog links searchable Datafed applications worldwide.
The DataFed development was initiated by the CAPITA group (2001-3).CAPITA group: R. Husar (architecture), K. Höijärvi (software), S. Falke (data).
By 2004, some components are contributed by the interested community Funding from projects that use DataFed: NAM Emission, FASNET, CATT