The guidance booklet on the WMO-Wide Stewardship Maturity Matrix for Climate Data

This document describes the scope, background, scale structure, and definitions of a Stewardship Maturity Matrix (SMM-CD). It serves as a guidance booklet to help facilitate the update and effective use of the SMM-CD.

The SMM-CD was developed under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a tool to enable dataset owners to assess and rate their datasets quantifiably, based on internationally-validated data stewardship best practices. The SMM-CD is intended to provide authoritative guidance in relation to the stewardship maturity of those datasets that are to be submitted for inclusion in the WMO Catalogue for Climate Data.